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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by nisnos, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. nisnos

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    hi

    which would you guys recommend - i am on a budget and dont want to spend a fortune.

    many thanks

    seen the quadscan and centrestage 1 and also the zinwell bls 3000 at reasonable cost.

    any help appreciated.
     
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    anyone?
     
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    Are you just trying to improve your image from Sky/Freeview and DVD?? Cinemateq Picture Optimiser is being cleared out as it is end-of-line and does a great job of straight deinterlacing and scaling to send 720p to a suitable device. Any more functionality than that though (HD processing, digital connections, custom resolutions, high resolutions, multi-point gamma adjustment etc etc etc) and you will need to raise your budget to around the £800+ level. Or scour the classifieds for something second hand. I would certainly take the Cinemateq over the Briteview/Zinwell product though. Centerstage may make for a good bargain buy.
     
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    yaeh thats pretty much it to watch the sky/cable and dvds from pany 880 system.

    how much are the cinamateq you mentioned.

    many thanks

    david
     
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    All dealers are clearing them out at £500 (from £600).
     
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    would you rate the cs1 over the iscan ultra or cinamateq units?

    dont want to get the wrong item

    what is the highest resolution my tv will accept?

    it has 1080 on it but it may downscale to that.

    sorry for all the questions

    many thanks

    dave
     
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    It doesn't matter what the highest res it will accept is, you want to give it it's native resolution (i.e. the number of pixels it is actually made up of), or something that you know the internal processor will work very well with (e.g. Panasonic 42" SD works very well with 720p analogue). for an RPTV this is usually 720p.

    I wouldn't bother with the Ultra at all, just a straight deinterlacer using comparatively old-hat chipset and technology.

    The CS1 was a relatively expensive product of it's time which does have the better connectivity, options etc over the Cinemateq. I just don't know it would compare to the Cinemateq which does have amazingly good PAL performance, esp with Sky TV. Need someone who's installed with or owned Centerstage to make comment on it's video mode and PAL deinterlacing. It does have the all important 3:2 and 2:2, but I'm afraid I've only seen one once and that was some time ago when I didn't really know what I was doing (not much has changed LOL).
     
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    brilliant liam
    thanks for all your help.
     

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