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lumagen vision

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by garyc, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. garyc

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    Hi,

    Can anyone provide the specs on the lumagen vision?

    cheers

    Gary
     
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  4. garyc

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    Hi

    its just the vision

    Gary
     
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    basically i was wondering if it was a scaler & how would it compare with an iscan ultra or hd

    any idea of 2nd hand prices?

    cheers

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    it's a scaler. It's the scaler that probably kick started DVDo in to doing the Iscan HD.
    It's an SD only scaler though so it can pass through RGBHV on PC input but Component/svideo and composite are processed and scaled by the thing. No HD input capability on component.

    Can output 480p to 1080p in single scan line increments and can do refresh rates from 48Hz to 120Hz dependant on output resolution.

    S/H tend to go for £250-£350. Even at top level of that price range it's a cool little box.

    Gordon

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    excellent cheers gordon

    sorry but whats meant by SD only scaler?

    how would would you rate it against the HD?

    what do you get when you go up the lumagen range?

    Do vision's come up 2nd hand very often?

    thanx

    Gary
     
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    SD: Standard Definition...it will not process HD material.(high definition).

    Personally I believe the original Vision has superior image quality to the iscan HD.

    The current range have superior component inputs (they can accept HD and PC resolutions as well as being configureable for RGBcvS from a Scart socket. They have superior de-interlacing and scaling. They have HDCP compatible DVI inputs and ouputs for use with HDMI sources and DVI ones. They have superior calibration features.

    For information on exact differences between models see here.
    http://www.convergent-av.co.uk/article3.html
     
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    This sounds like a good piece of kit for the cash - just don't remember ever seeing one come up 2nd hand, but I'm sure they do.

    Actually I have dug through some ol papers and found a kind of data sheet on the vision and guess whose label is at the bottom - Gordon.

    Must have picked it up at the guildford event you kindly organised a few years back, any thoughts on any more?

    thanx again for info

    Gary
     
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    In your dreams, Gordon. :D

    The iScan HD development was well underway before the Vision was ever introduced. The original DVDO also had a scaler under development 5 or 6 years ago, before the company was purchased by Silicon Image. SiI chose not to continue that development effort.

    - Dale Adams
     
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    Odd, I would have said just the opposite. ;) But then, we both have a conflict of interest here.

    - Dale Adams
     
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    Indeed: We can but dream ;)

    For the original poster. Dale is "The Man" at Anchor Bay Tecnologies. The owners and manufacturers of DVDo Iscan HD etc.

    We need to introduce ourselves the next time I'm over. I never saw you at CEDIA!

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    That's because I wasn't there. ;)

    I typically leave the sales and marketing to the sales and marketing folks, so I don't go to many trade shows. From my experience, there are mostly poorly setup systems, unknowledgeable sales droids (definitely not talking about you here, Gordon), and far too many people in too small an area for my taste. (You've probably guessed I'm not fond of crowds. :D I do most of my work from my home on the northern California coast, where the closest town has a population of about 50.)

    But I agree, it would be good to meet. What we need is a trade show for the techies.

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    Not to be picky but it actually can drive 1152p output (SW 020904)... :clap:

    ...and it sure is terrific value if you can find it 2NH. Love mine as I run analog CRT FP, although the only thing I miss is RGBcvS feature from a Scart socket. :hiya:
     
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    It's half-term ... I'm on the nothern California coast, in a tiny town with a population of about 50! Only thought about DVDO VP30 for a second or two when we drove past Campbell on 17 today, on way to Monterey Bay via Santa Cruz. <<Wonders about release date>>

    Hope your new tech is coming along nicely Dale.

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    Hi,

    Just to clarify:-

    -the vision can take SD from all its inputs and output them upto 1080i

    -HD can be passed through via the pc input?

    -does it auto sense any of the inputs & switch to that signal?

    cheers

    Gary
     
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    It can take them in and output up to 1080p let alone 1080i

    There is a pass through on the PC input. You'd need to transcode component to RGBHV to use it I'd guess unless you had the scaler outputting YPrPb colourspace

    It has no auto sensing. It does have discrete ir commands for everything under the sun.

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    HI,

    not sure what all that means. But basically I was going to connect the component output from an arcam 88+ dvd player into the lumagen then lumagen into a crt projector. Is that going to be ok?

    cheers

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    more than likely going to be a sony D50
     
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    Yes that'll work. You will need to get a component to RGB trasncoder to feed the HD to the pass through though.

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    Arrr - sorry you lost me again. whats a component to rgb transcoder do and where would it go?

    I also have a htpc going to plug into the pc pass through for all things HD.

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    Hi gordon

    got a vision and very pleased thanxs again for all your assistance

    cheers

    Gary
     

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