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Iscan Pro Pixellation Problem

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by MerMan, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. MerMan

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    Recently carried out a home demo of the Iscan Pro.

    Other equipment involved was as follows:

    Arcam Amplifier with Dave Module
    Arcam FMJ27
    Panasonic PT-AE100

    Watched a variety of movies including Resident Evil Region 1.

    Picture through component (progressive) into projector was very good.

    S-Video feed into Iscan Pro displayed some pixellation around the bright lights and distant objects (faces etc).

    Any thoughts anyone?

    Routing an X-Box and Gamecube console through ISCAN Pro gave excellent stability and clarity to picture.

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  2. MerMan

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    Have spent further time watching Region 1 material with Iscan Pro.

    Serious pixellation occurs on edges, text etc.

    Films watched Blade and Behind Enemy Lines.

    Any thoughts anyone?

    I was going to use an Iscan Pro with my Meridian 596 but it now seems a better bet to either upgrade DVD player to progressive.

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    After much reading into past posts, switching on the wide mode option on the AE100 fixed the problems I experienced.

    Regards.
     
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    so mate are you saying that having the Panny set to wide for PC priority the picture is better than having it set to normal and then using remote to switch to wide.?? (assuming one's using the VGA input from Iscan - which I do).. I'm a little confused as I assumed there would be no difference (but it is very late)..;) Appreciate your input..:)
     
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    Hi Museumsteve

    I would make the assumption that there both things are the same.

    The setup I was using was at a friends house and the remote in use was a Pronto. The extra buttons had not been programmed in.

    Next time I visit (trying to see if its worth upgrading a Meridian 596 to progressive or use an Iscan Pro into a projector) I'll check.

    Regards.
     
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    Definitely - there is a huge difference. I use the a Tosh DVD via S-Video to IScan Pro via VGA to AE100.

    IF you use PC priority Normal, and then choose the 16x9 option on the projector, you get truly awful horizontal scaling. (I think the PJ sees vga 640x480, so is scaling to 130%ish horitontally.)

    I found it easy to compare by pausing the DVD at some suitable scene, and flicking through the various options. (I did report all the details of my testing a couple of months ago on the LCD projector forum - can't remember all the details now).

    Using component out from the IScan is significantly better than VGA out and PC priority set to normal (but NOT as good as VGA + PC WIDE). As a result, I watch anamorphic material using VGA out, but non-anamorphic widescreen (thank god they are getting more rare) via component out (as this gives access to a ZOOM function which appears much better than the PC NORMAL - V SCROLL option).

    Chas
     
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    I'm gonna check out some differences tomorrow..thanks chaps..:)
     

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