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DVDO IScan Ultra - Silicon Image

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by geewhizz, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. geewhizz

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    Are these any good, got the chance of one for about £100
    I have a panny 42" pw7 and everything is connected with scart plugs,
    I have the old cable box ( black one ) piggybacking into a video that scart connected to my sony dav sc5 home cinema.
    What else would i need to get a good picture if this is ok.
    And are scalers easy to use.

    thanks :smashin:
     
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    geewhizz

    The DVDO iScanUltra is a Video Deinterlacer not a 'scaler'.

    Input Interlaced PAL and you get Progressive PAL on the Output.

    Input Interlaced NTSC and you get Progressive NTSC on the Output.

    At £100.00 its certainly worth adding to your system - though keep in mind its NOT compatible with SCART RGB sources; you'll need to install a JS Technology RGB2YUV converter (£140) between your SCART RGB sources and the YUV inputs on the Ultra.

    Your Composite and S-Video signals can go straight to the Ultra on separate cables to the RGB signals.

    You'll need a half decent HD15 (VGA) cable between the Ultra and the Display - and also keep in mind the Ultra will most likely add a delay to the video picture so you may require a Digital Audio delay (Felston DD340) to keep Video and Audio in sync.

    Best regards

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    Thanks Joe

    So probably looking in the region of £400 ish. In your opinion is it worth that sort of money for the difference in picture quality, ( bare in mind i'm a numpty at these thing ) Or is there a cheaper/easier way of doing it ( there never is when it comes to me ).
     
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    Hello geewhizz

    When you add up the costs to get the best out of the iScanUltra and get to 400.00 your nearly 50% of the way to a LumagenDVI (SRP £815.00) or iScanHD+ (SRP £940.00).

    Both of these units Deinterlace, Frame rate Convert, are HDCP compatible, are RGB compatible etc etc - I'd keep saving!!!

    Or stick with S-Video and Composite from your sources into the iScanUltra - if your never going to spend 800.00+ on the newer models then the Ultra is quite viable at £100.00 + a couple of cables.

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