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DVD or HTPC as source for Philips Hopper SV 10?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Rum69, May 14, 2001.

  1. Rum69

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    Dear all!
    I just had to purchase a Philips Hopper SV 10 because it is reasonably bright (600 Ansi), is quiet and therefore could work well in a Home Cinema.

    One problem remaains though:

    This Philips does not support the 16:9 mode on the DVDs. So how do I get the best picture quality? Since I have not yet invested in a DVD player I still have all possibilities:

    1. cheap DVD and wait until PAL progressive scan player become cheaper

    2. DVD with good picture quality like Pioneer DVD 626?

    3. Even better DVD like Pioneer DVD 737 with NTSC progressive scan possibility

    or 4. PC source for Home Theater? Is it worth the hassle (no remote control etc.?)

    How bad is the missing 16:9 feature of the Philips?
    How bad is the missing component input of the projector?

    Thanks for all helpful answers!

    Rudolf
     
  2. Ken

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    Go for the HCPC you won't regret it. I just did it with my Davis (Posted in the HCPC Section). With the various programs around you can do without a keyboard, and you will have no problem getting 16:9 anamorphic images. Good luck whatever you decide.
    Ken
     
  3. Spacecat

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    get an HTPC and use an airkey keyboard
    infra red costs £15 and has built in mouse function
    voila a remote control

    use win dvd 2000 as software player
     
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    This model is most definitly designed for used with a PC, so go the HCPC route. It wasn't till the later sv20i models that Philips realised that HC was a good thing and started to make their models HC friendly.

    I reckon about £600 for a bare bones HCPC system! Go for a software player, as Spacecat has already said, WIN DVD if better then most, together with DVD Genie (its free) for getting around that darn region thingy!

    Good luck! Tell us what you end up doing!!

    Meat
     
  5. Gary Lightfoot

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    Definately HCPC - it beats a standalone player hands down, and is upgradeable.

    I've also got A Davis DLS8 and the improvement is immense.

    You won't go far wrong with Kens' setup or something very similar.

    Gary.
     
  6. Craig Crane

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    HTPC!!! URGH, why dont the brits just call it HTPC. Anyhoo, HTPC all the way. You can program your wireless keyboard controls into a pronto, including powerdvd, windvd, screensaver activate, and shutdown.

    For the latest Recommended hot list for HTPC go to http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum12/HTML/004647-2.html

    Craig
     
  7. Gary Lightfoot

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    Hi Craig,

    I agree - I much prefer HTPC too, but as the UK seem to use HCPC, I thought I'd conform so as to not cause any confusion. :)

    By the way - just ordered a Super 8mm film (with sound)of the P&D intro plus some adds. I don't have a sound capable projector, so I'll have to dub the P&D music over the top. It's not 35mm, but it's the best I can do!!

    Gary.
     

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