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DVDO IScan Ultra - Silicon Image

geewhizz

Active Member
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:
 

Joe Fernand

Distinguished Member
AVForums Sponsor
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

Joe
 

geewhizz

Active Member
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 ).
 

Joe Fernand

Distinguished Member
AVForums Sponsor
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.

Best regards

Joe
 

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