Lumagen hdp and a hd/blue ray player with HQV processing!!

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  1. usman24

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    I own a lumagen HDP [isf calibrated] connected to a 50ph9. If i purchased a blue ray or hd-dvd player with HQV processing [HQV superior de-interlacing for video/film?] and let the player perform de-interlacing via the HQV chip would I get a better image if I just let the Lumagen provide the scaling of the image?

    Also. for SD playback would i need to get everything re-calibrated or would it be acceptable as it is?
     
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    The HQV is superior only for video source material imho. For DVD playback I think you would be going backwards unless you watch alot of anime stuff. If you do get a BD or HD-DVD for DVD playback then you may require recalibration. It depends on how you wire it up. You know how to contact me should you need to discuss this. Mods: Usman is a calibration customer of mine so I don't think this can be classed as solicitation.
     
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    DVDs are usually films, so video de-interlacing doesn't come into it most of the time. I expect the Lumagen would do the scaling better though.

    Nick
     
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    Gordon, you're under arrest and charged with soliciting! :D
     
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    I had an idea along similar lines.

    Everyone's getting excited about the Radiance. I was really struck by the superiority of it's caling performance, and the thought of optimal de-interlacing in teh same box is attractive, but it's expensive.

    Why not buy a VP30 + ABT102 for SD de-interlacing and use that to feed an HDQ for scaling and HD processing?

    End cost should be less than a Radiance, but still great performance.

    Nick :)
     
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    Nick, you read my mind. I was thinking the same today.

    The only downside to the HDQ, for me, is it's SD video deinterlacing. HD video, although there may be the odd little jaggie occasionally here and there, is fantastic, and film is superb. I was toying with getting an HD3000, but I bypassed the HDQ last night and realised how much the HDQ was helping shadow detail and colours, apart from the deinterlacing and excellent scaling + clearing some noise as well. So adding a VP30 + ABT102D could be handy, but still prohibitive cost wise for me.

    T.
     

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