Fed up of CRT I'm going for a Panny

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  1. NickBull

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    Thought that might get peoplelooking! As you can probably guess I'm a touch bored at work.

    There's no way I'm getting rid of it, it's fantastic.

    nick
     
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    Got me. :blush: Also bored at work:D
     
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    I was also bored so I just ordered a Denon 1600 SDI DVD player, but now I have to wait for it so I'm bored again.
     
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    Is it earthed? :D
     
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    Jeff,

    I too have just purchased a Denon 1600. Currently being fitted with a PSM-1 mod. Should have it end of next week.

    Fed up with the hassle of PCs. OK for you guys in the know, but for an illiterate like myself - a pain in the ass.

    Cheers Rob.
     
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    Rob,

    But will it be good enough? :D
     
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    I hope so!

    I have never seen the Cinematrix mod myself, but I've heard very positive things about it. Its been compared to a PC in terms of pic quality.

    Another thing I wasn't happy about on the PC was the sound, despite using a 24/96 sound card. I'm hoping the Denon will be better.I decided to go ahead and order one anyway. The only way to find out was to get one myself!

    I'll write a quick post when I've recieved it and tried it out.

    Rob.
     
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    Rob,

    Been reading up on this mod, according to our cousins in USA, the German company was closing down. Where are you getting the Mod from?

    Let me know if any good, as can't get any more from my QS Pro, so this maybe as side step until I can afford SDI/DVI.

    £2k for a SDI modded player. Then £3k for the scaler that can handle it. Christ this is getting expensive.............:(

    Rgds

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    Sorry to be ignorant but is the Denon moded or supplied with SDi and is the £2k correct?
     
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    Cinematrix have folded, I think. I managed to get one of the last boards available via ITC WWW.itccomp.nl/htwebf/ITCHT/index.htm follow link to cinematrix info. might be worth a try.

    I also used a Quadscan and PC. I'm hoping for PC type results with the convienience of a stand-alone player. As I said, I've heard good things, particularly from Eric & PaulB who now uses a Denon 1600/PSM-1 combo after using a PC.

    You can buy a 1600 for around £400- £430. The mod works out at around the same. By the time I'd built my PC with the spec that was required, I'd spent more than this. The quality was very impressive, far better than a Quad, but getting it to run smoothly is a long, time consuming process, and even when you are very experienced, they can still crash ( Jeff- remember the event!)

    If you just use DVDs, then the Cinematrix is a very good way to go. Its also very good value for money. I will let you know what I think of it when it arrives.

    Rob.
     
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    HTPC can sure drive you cream crackers, the problem is when they work they are/can be damn good.

    Jeff

    PS I paid £950 delivered for my Denon 1600 SDI/multiregion.
     
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    My HTPC never ceases to astound me. I have no picture issues with DVD now, I just sit back and enjoy the film.

    Laserdisc is another matter, but even that is watchable. If I could justr get the player fixed.
     
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    Jeff,

    Let us know how you find the Denon. Be interested in your findings.

    Rob.
     
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