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Iscan Ultra or Lumagen Vision?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by UZUBAIRU, May 25, 2004.

  1. UZUBAIRU

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    I notice that they are both up for sale on the Classifieds.

    1. Which would be better/make the most difference to my Z2 which has DVD, XBox and Sky+ going through it?
    2. Is one better than the other?
    3. Which is easier to set up?

    Umu
     
  2. Nic Rhodes

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    Lumagen without a doubt, altogether a better more flexible product. No brainer.

    (I have an ultra and used the Lumagens at The Event 2)
     
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    Well I don't think I can put it any better than that.. :D

    I've also just reduced the price, so why not come and take it off my hands before someone else does.. :laugh:

    Ryan :smashin:
     
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    I agree with the above, the biggest reason probably being that the lumagen is a deinterlacer and a scaler whilst the iscan is a deinterlacer only.

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    that's exactly what I thought too ... just sold my iScan Ultra to buy Ryan's Lumagen :D
     
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    Don't you just love it when a plan comes together.. :laugh: :D :smashin:
    Only thing is I'm going to be Lumagen-less until June when my big shiny ProHDP arrives.. :( Oh well, I'll survive, somehow ;)
     
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    Well thanks lads :smashin:

    I'm sure to get a sale soon :D

    For what it's worth the Ultra is a good deinterlacer and does what it sets out to do well.

    The Lumagen adds scaling cabailities into the mix...but 1:1 mapping is not possible AFAIK.

    I did demo the two at the time and the Lumagen was not worth the extra at the time...now it's a close call.

    The iScan is far simpler to use...almost plug'n'play whereas the Lumagen will take a bit of tweeking.

    Plus the two Lumagens have now been sold.

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    No one told me it was a plan :mad: but I am always the last one in the gossip :blush: Never thought as either difficult to use howe :smoke: ver
     
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    no subterfuge or anything he just pummeled me into just about meeting his price ...

    as stated in his thread I was debating whether to sell my ultra on and talk the wifey into "swapping up" to the Lumagen, then within a few hours time the buyer of the ultra confirmed he was a 100% firm buyer and that was that
     
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    Have to say I was a bit confused by the setup options of the Lumagen at first, but with a little work and some help from Gordon (ConvergentAV) and Jim (Lumagen), I soon had it all setup nicely...


    Pummelled! :confused:

    Sorry, didn't mean to pummel anyone.. :oops: :(
     
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    I absolutely agree, I think the iScans are fantastic bits of kit and for most home AV setups are ideal for getting the best out of Sky, DVD, PS2 etc.. with the least amount of fuss and setup. The de-interlacing of both the iScan and the Lumagen are identical (they both use the SiI504) and the iScan has the obvious advantage of having a digital DVI ouput. :thumbsup:
    Good luck with the sale, have you decided on which way to go re: Crystallio or Lumagen?

    Ryan :smashin:
     
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    I have managed to arrange a home trial of both the Lumagen HDP and Crystalio...at the same time :thumbsup: which should be happening in a week or so.

    I really want it to be the Crystalio as I have heard really good things about it...and it looks so smart.

    I will be getting Elliot to mod both my Sky+ and Denon 2900 for SDI either way ASAP.

    It just a case of too much kit to buy not enough cash :laugh:

    I'd be very interested to hear how you get on with your Lumagen if you get it before my trial.

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    I'll look forward to hearing the comparison to the crystallio though it bears remembering that the HDP will be a beta unit so what performance you see is very likely to be bettered by some way by the time the HDP has the extra maturing time the crystallio has had.....

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  14. UZUBAIRU

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    Thanks for your input guys.
    Ease of use is a factor.
    What would you do:-
    Buy Lee's iScan or source a Lumagen?

    Umu
     
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    given your display id go lumagen. Im told the dvi on the iscan ist certain without testing because it is slightly non standard. Additionally, you will be able to get 720p out of the lumagen which would enable a 1:1 map or alternatively a higher resolution (if you prefer that kind of thing) although addmitedly over analogue vga. My feeling now is that you are always best to feed with either native res or above, try never to do it lower

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  16. UZUBAIRU

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    Cheers ad.
    Lumagen it is.

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    yes my ultra has a non standard 576p output by DVI (572p?) and I can't get it to sync to anything. It is great with 480p.
     
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    Just for ref, this issue of incorrect 572p output via DVI has been fixed on the iScan HD.
     

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