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DVDO VP30 with 50PV500 - native input?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Gonski, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. Gonski

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    Looking at using this scaler with the above plasma.

    From what I understand with Panasonic consumer panels, you cant input the native resolution of the panel (1366 X 768 ?) from a unit such as the Iscan.

    Is this correct, and if so, what input will it accept?

    For any other input, will there be benefit enough to justify the expense of the scaler.

    Thanks for any replies :lease:

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    It's not a simple as that. You can't input native resolution over HDMI at 50Hz with current models. This incompatibility does not apply to the new PWD8 / PHD8 models, to 60Hz video, nor to analogue inputs. I suspect that doesn't help you much, though.

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    You actually can't do native res at any refresh rate into the HDMI socket of the PV500 but you can into the PC input which I don't think is on the front anymore!!

    However the processors job isn't just deinterlacing and scaling. (which you will gain from anyway!) They also can be used to repair colour/signal errors in the original feed (Chroma Error etc), adjust for y/c delay, and have a massive amount more adjustment over colour temp, grayscales, gamma etc when it comes to fine tweaking for the perfect image.

    So yes even though no native digital support, still plenty of benefit to gain. And if you haven't yet bought the screen you would be better off with a 50PHD8 if you intend to partner it up with a scaler.
     
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    Oh and you've got having proper 3:2 and 2:2 pulldown detection, more accurate upscaling (that doesn't give that annoying mosquito noise), genlock, HDTV deinterlacing (for 1080i) and scaling, better analogue to digital conversion on the input side of things, overscan adjustment. Actually there should be a post in this forum somewhere along the lines of "what does a scaler actually do" that will give you plenty more info.
     
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    Gonski

    As Liam points out folk need to look past the 'Scaling' abilities of an external VIDEO PROCESSOR - the ability to up or down scale SD and HD sources from a source resolution to one that best matches your Display Device or Device(s) is only one aspect of what a modern firmware drive Video Processor can achieve.

    The HDMI Input on your PlasmaTV is a Video socket and as such is set to accept a range of SD and HD signals in Video format - which excludes the 1366x768 format as that describes a PC resolution.

    Your HDMI socket will work with 1280x720P and 1920x1080i signals - 1280x720P is most likely the best 'Scaled' Output setting to use on any external Video Processor with your PlasmaTV.

    If you want to try a 'Native Rate' scaled signal into your Display for all Standard and HD sources then the PC (Analogue RGBHV) Input is your best option (though you'll require a box that can break the HDCP encryption on Digital HD sources which have HDCP applied).

    As for the iScan VP30 being a good companion for your PlasmaTV then the specs look good but as yet I doubt anyone in the UK has seen the VP30 and no matter what the US reviews say it has to be good with PAL sources before UK and European customers/retailers can give it the thumbs up.

    Best regards

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    A big thanks to all who replied. :D

    These forums are terrific. Does anyone know what we did before the internet - probably purchased many things we shouldn't have. :)

    Cheers
     
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