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Sony RDR-HXD910 - a cheap(ish) scaler?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by jayjay, Oct 20, 2005.

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    Interested in the 910. It has a HDMI out which could be very useful for me as I use a projector in place of a TV.

    Can the 910 be used as a scaler and the xbox and cable be routed to it via scart, etc, and then be output through the HDMI output?

    Ta. J
     
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    What about just a link to a the 910's manual and I can figure it out myself. I found manuals on the Sony site but they number about 6 in english! Anyone know which is the correct one?

    Thanks
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    Is HDMI any use for a projector? I was all set on a 910 myself but with a 10m cable run to the PJ I'd have to spend £100s on a special HDMI links and boosters (which dont have a great success rate).
     
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    Absolutely. The Pana S97 and I AE700 I have work supremely together with HDMI. Not sure about HDMI cable distances. Maybe it's just not practical for you?

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    http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/2636511111.pdf
     
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    I would think that a good 'booster amp' would be good to use - ten metres is on the edge of the cable spec, so if you have a very dark scene, you may get loss of signal, which can cause some machines to get a bit confused...
     
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    For similar spec and possibly performance, you can save a bundle and opt for the JVC MH300 @ £330 ish.
    All you'd give up would be the built-in Freeview and dual layer disc support. Will upscale anything fed in the SCART, so Sony's own external Freeview tuner that's highly regarded for £80 or less and all that's missing is the dual layer support.
    Would love to put both side by side and see if there is any difference between them - the price would suggest there should be, but is not a gurantee there will be.
     
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    Joe Fernand: 'well designed' is the operative word... and these are usually more expensive than most want to pay.... $250 for a 12m cable!! - a lot of people here won't pay that for a DVDR/HDD *with* HDMI...:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    to all those guys with *high hopes* -- get real!! you want good stuff, you need to pay good stuff...

    you want it cheap, you will get cheap output, that wont play sometimes, give quality that will sometime be *beaten * by a VCR... :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    dont be like a freind of mine who spends money on a cheap thing,(£50) finds it doesnt work, spends more money on another thing,(£100) and another thing, £150)... when he could have got the expensive thing that does it properly for £200 or so... :):) (I'm not paying that!.. er you already have...)
     
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    foneman, whilst I agree with what you say to a point, I wonder how much better you feel after getting that (rant) off your chest? :devil: :devil: :devil:

    Cheers and Season's Greetings,

    Martin.
     
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    mjcairney: true, true... but the idiots keep doing it!!! :):)
     
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    ............ and, no doubt, will continue to do so.

    Cheers,

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    Hello all

    foneman - we must have mutual friends; or starting cheap and buying up to the quality required is more widespread than I had thought :)

    David Robinson - I take it you've used these cables in lots of installations! As you say BetterCables Display Magic cables do carry a price premium - the thing is they always work; which is definitely not the case with lots of other Digital cables.

    I note Profigold don't mention what signals they support at 10m - though they do have a Premium' grade 1m 'Oxypure' cable. BetterCables support 1080P at all lengths supplied!

    Best regards

    Joe

    PS And another big plus with BetterCables being they are available from stock :)
     
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    Nice little commercial there Joe. :devil: :devil:

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
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    even simpler than that, maplin will do you a 6m one for about £50...
     

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