So are you saying that it looked better but you are trying to ask yourself if you're kidding yourself? There are some very good test disks which can show the truth, try the opening scene of an R1 Pulp Fiction & watch the blinds. The opening of The Good Shepherd where the typewriter style title text slowly zooms in a little. Watch them with an upscaling DVD player (or just let your TV do it) then try with the C2. On my VP50 there's a world of difference.Well...
I cannot help but be convinced that Scalers are merely tricks on the mind, i.e. the power of suggestion. Having just paid a four figure sum for something that everyone claims works, even the reviews citing gradiose phrases such as, paraphrasing, "My Crystalio II really squeezes these 480i DVDs to looking near HD" makes me very much think this should work. My Pioneer 60 Inch has always been a great TV, I might even say phenomenal, but I cannot help to think how much the psychology of me believing the picture is better, actually accounts for the "improvement"
Not sure I get this. How are you expecting it to improve 1080p content?2. Unbiased, Guest Reviewer
Having been unconvinced, or so starkly convinced that I couldn't see it, I had asked an impartial reviewer to see for themselves. "Wow, that looks good..." but 1080P stuff always had, did it look better?! This, I do not know.
I think if you aren't happy doing it yourself (and the C2 has quite a nice UI) you just pay a couple of hundred to get someone else to do it for you.3. A Million (and one) Options!
So much to configure, so little idea. I am by no means an utter "noob" - but bear in mind, there is the settings one must account for in the TV, Crystalio, and Media Device. How does one ensure synergy for all three? One can't...
I was watching media with my partner and I spent half the time fiddling with it, Noise Reduction, etc. - can one get bogged down with the bespoke details everytime you watch something that you forget the actual purpose of all this?!
So was the iMac playing through the C2? Doesn't sound like it. Not sure how this is relevant?4. Lost (and Found).
Watched the introduction to a movie on my iMac, children film that I rarely ever have to bear but for the request of my partner - and I groaned, "this picture is so blurry, I don't know if I can do this." Yet, when I fired this up from my DVD Player, 480i, upscaled to 1080P 60Hz, I felt the picture was better - was it merely the difference between a £5,000 screen versus my £2,000 iMac? I do not know...
Now I think that really WAS psychologicalStill undecided. The only video processing that I've ever been wowed by is Pixel Plus in my old Philips CRT... I question my latest purchase.
I do not know.
That is how I can best sum up the Crystallio II VPS3100.
An unbiased friend said that the Planner of Sky HD was a world of difference through the scaler - I, do not recall.
I think I must also apologize to.
I actually read the manual - turns out I was foolish and set most my sources still outputting at 1080p, when the ideal option is the sources to output 1080i...
(My first mistake...)
I am concluded about one thing, I think the world scaler is misleading - the correct term is "Deinterlacer".
Well, if you want my opinion, it looks just as silly as all of the other motion vector interpolation systems do - a (degrading) solution looking for a problem.I agree about Pixel Plus.
Everytime one of these techs gets hyped I get sucked in, but most look worse.
The latest is Sony's MotionFlow - I've yet to see it, but I'm skeptical despite a few lovers on AVS.
I absolutely see a difference on my 42" screen. A lot of modern TVs can't do anything useful with 1080iI have a Crystalio 2 for my CRT and, whilst still a bit shell shocked at the expense, I appreciated the difference over my older scaler. Due to my screen size, any problem is a big problem, so needs to have the best solution, which the Cry 2 provides.
However, it has not seriously occurred to me to plug the scaler into my Sony 52"x3500 LCD tv. At that (peanut - I'll be lynched) size, I'd be surprised if I could tell the difference, and even more surprised if I cared.
Spending serious money on a scaler for a very recent tv has got to be questionable. I'd have thought one would be better off improving the other components in the system (including maybe the tv itself).
I could be very wrong here, in which case fire away guys, and I'll buy another cable.