DVDO i-SCAN NTSC/PAL line doubler

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Adam M, Oct 18, 2001.

  1. Adam M

    Adam M
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    Has any one tried the dvdo line doubler.

    Last time I checked they had just released a pal/ntsc version and I was wondering if it really is worth the outlay. It seems very cheap compared with other line doublers.

    Does it really improve things?

    any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    The iScan is generally reckoned to be a great little product. It's good with film and video material thanks to 3:2 and 2:2 pulldown and works well with Pal and NTSC material.

    You should notice a big reduction in jaggies especially with non-anamorphic letterbox DVD.

    There are a couple of issues. There is a small delay in the picture/sound sync. This isn't a fault, more a characteristic of the processing. It is also seen on some very expensive Faroudja processors.

    Projector compatibility: not all projectors can do the 16:9 squeeze on a line doubled image in the same way they can with ordinary video inputs. A couple of Toshiba MT3 owners have found this out the hard way and now have their iScans up for sale - so you might pick up a bargain.

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