Scaler PW7

bluevortex

Active Member
Have been reading the threads on scalers but can't make up my mind on these units.
as a PW7 owner will they use of one of these futureproof for arrival of HD technology? Are they worth the the money, and do they make alot of difference to PQ?
Iv'e only seen them on Av-sales and couldn't beleive the price of them (£900?) are they worth the money using with my plasma?

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Mep

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blue, I reckon they will come down in price so personally wouldn't bother 'future proofing' now. Seems to me that Sky are going to want to do something to make their HDTV available to as many as possible when they do launch it and maybe that they will partner with a manufacturer to make scalers available on a more cost effective basis.
 

bluevortex

Active Member
good advice. dont think at that price i could justify it anyway.
will wait and see what future holds for HD technology

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hornydragon

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entry level scalers there are three main units Iscan HD £750, LumagenDVi £815, Cinemateq Picture Optimiser £600, all will improve the picture on your plasma the Lumagen will make it compatible with Sky's propsed HD service (As will Iscan HD+ £950) the lumagen and the HD+ are the better ones but wait an see how things progress.....
 
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Piers

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kpr,

Interesting article. Shame there was no mention of HDCP - without it black screen from Sky HD.
 

MAW

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Article is typical of Hidden wires, they get all their articles from custom installers, it's free for them that way. Not all custom installers keep up with technology, this guy obviously hadn't heard about sky, or didn't understand.
 
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4bettermovies

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I am, as a German guy, not sure, what the problems with SKY are all about, but one last sentence to the articel in hiddenwires:

This one was published in Germany half year ago and we were asked by some intern. mags giving them the right to publish it cause it`s writen scientifical by someone, who really knows, what he says - without advertising attitude and just with the goal bringing quality to homecineastics

(received my meaning? sorry for my English...could be better :rolleyes: )

cheers
klaus
 

hornydragon

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as you are promoting your products in the UK it would be a good idea to find out then.........
Sky's proposed HD service will transmit all programming with HDCP @50Hz so if your equipment is unable to process HDCP signals it will be of very very limited use for HD signals.
 

MAW

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Well it's a public domain document, it's treated as fact here. Whilst there are those that believe they will be forced to take another view on it, I'm sure the content providers have forced this on sky, and are unlikely to retract.
 

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