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How do I improve picture quality on my Seleco SLC600 LCD

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Gee, Jan 8, 2002.

  1. Gee

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    After finally getting my Seleco SLC600 LCD back from being repaired I have installed it in my cellar and I am interested in how I can improve the picture quality. I am using a 6ft 4:3 Draper Screen, Toshiba 2109 DVD player connected via a good quality S-VHS cable. I'm open to any suggestions as long as they don't include 'buy a CRT!' I don't have the room!


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    Step 1: Make sure the projector is performing to the best of its abilities.

    I would buy/borrow a copy of either AVIA Guide to Home Theater or Video Essentials These are set-up discs (for NTSC) that will teach you how to ajust the picture controls to get the best performance from your projector. They also contain audio test tones.

    Step 2: Improve the quality of the source image.

    For this you are looking to invest in either an external line doubler like the iScan Pro (£700 - £750), or look into a HTPC system. If you only play DVDs then a HTPC system potentially offers the best picture quality. The iScan is a better choice if you watch TV & Sky and VHS as well as DVDs because it works with a wide range of sources. You should try before you buy though as some projectors don't work well with the iScan.

    Hope this helps

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    Thanks Chris! The picture isn't terrible, I was just interested how I could make it better.

    Do you know if there is any way I can connect the RGB scart on my DVD player to the RGB 15pin VGA connector on my SLC600? I have looked at all the major cable specialists with no joy. Would it improve the picture or is it not worth bothering?

    Thanks again for a helpful reply!:D
     
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    I don't remember if the SLC600 accepts RGB via the 15pin. Check the manual (if you have it) and look for the signal spec of that socket. If it accepts 15KHz-xxKHz then you might be in luck. If it says 32Khz - xxKHz then the answer is no.

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    Chris,

    I might be in luck. I've checked the spec of the projector and its 15.0 - 54.0kHz. Where would I get such a cable and would it be better than the S-VHS I am using at the moment?

    Thanks :)
     
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    Matt,
    Check with your local AV specialist retailer. If the product isn't available off-the-shelf, then ask the assistant if they have a product catalogue. Accessory manufacturers like Bandridge and Chord produce a dealer catalogue listing all the cables they make. It may be available as a special order.

    The difference in picture quality depends on too many other factors to give a definative yes or no answer. An RGB (or component) signal is the most pure form and should give cleaner colours, better colour separation and less noise than S, but the difference may not be huge. My DVD player has component output and I can see an improvement in quality over S going into my projector, but it isn't a night and day difference unless you really look for the particular benefits.

    If you have £50 burning a hole in your pocket and you are keen to try then you should go ahead. If the money could be used better somewhere else then...

    Good luck.
     

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