iscan for crt projector?

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  1. Coolbex

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    Looking for advice on which iscan if any would improve picture on my seleco svp400ht crt projector at moment running arcam dvd27 on component connections sky+ box composite and xbox360 svhs.
    projector resolututions 640x480.
     
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    How much do you want to spend? You could do quite well out of a vp20/30 with abt102 card. I'm not sure the vp20 has analog out though.
     
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    Thanks for your reply i have asked several firms about vp/30 with abt102 card but no one seems to have any knowelege of crt projectors money is no problem i just want the best picture for my system have you used this scaler or would a lumagen hdp be even better than your suggestion.
     
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    Hi

    If the projector can only do 640x480 (or presumably 576p) then anything advanced is a bit of overkill. I'd stick with the suggestions made by Chris Frost on the crt forum as he knows Seleco projectors pretty well.

    Brian
     
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    Yeah I don't know what he recommended, but you still want good deinterlacing and maybe some future proofing. Price of a vp30+abt might be a bit OTT though, that's why I asked aobut budget. HDP would be fine too although last time I checked, it wasn't as good with PAL material?

    Not sure that the type of projector matters too much, 480p is 480p, no?
     
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    Choddo,

    Chris Frost suggested an iScan Pro or Ultra (for aspect ratio control) or a Lumagen Vision Pro. On a crt projector, different models can handle different resolutions, so Chris will have a good idea about what processor is best suited to each particular model.

    Personally, I'm not sure that there is much point in "future proofing" with a more expensive video processor as models change so quickly these days. Since the projector can only handle 480p (or 576p) then there isn't much point in spending ~£1k on all of that upscaling capability. I agree that while a VP30 probably represents better deinterlacing (I haven't seen one to comment), I'd imagine that the improvements made in going from the internal scaler on the projector to a second hand iScanPro/Ultra or Lumagen Vision Pro are a much more cost effective measure.

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