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Sweetspot RGB Input card

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by owain_thomas, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. owain_thomas

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    Just got a pre-release update from pluggedin.tv about the sweetspot inpur card, must say this looks like it will take some beating if the PQ lives up to expectations. Seems a very reasonable price for a card that offers RGB, component, 2x SVid and PDI inputs (£179 when pre-ordered, £259 if combined with a Real magic XCard).

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  2. MikeTV

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    It's an interesting product. I am still trying decide whether to get one (I probably will eventually). But I can't help feeling it is almost redundant, since I can play DVD's from my DVD Rom directly (albeit without the benefit of Dscaler), and I use a Nebula Digital card for TV viewing. And yet I still want to get my hands on a sweetspot card - I just can't explain why! I guess it is great for satellite and cable boxes, and the xbox.
     
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    Handy for extra sources sure.
    I myself use Theatertek for dvd and a nebula fro terrestrial digital but the option to use RGB with an external terrestrial digibox is handy for timeshifting and as you say consoles.

    I'm glad about the 179.00 intro offer as I was a bit miffed at the UK price compared with the US price. If they had stuck with £200 vs $200 I''d either get one stateside or not bother.
     
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    Did you notice that the "clean" titanic snapshot in the brochure contained some deinterlacing artefacts. I wonder if the image was created with Dscaler and a sweetspot.
     
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    That titanic shot looks suspiciously like the one used in an article I saw ages ago explaining prog scan, can't seem to find the link now but maybe they aren't done with the new hardware at all?
     
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    Doh! should have looked on there shouldn't I!
     
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    Thats a very old sreenshot from a very old version of DScaler, the newer versions are pretty good. John Adcock should have the Sweetspot to show at the Event.
     
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    Apologies for any confusion caused by the use of these shots.

    We had to give the designers something to place in the brochure long before we had a final production version of SweetSpot.

    New screenshots will be placed in the brochure shortly.

    The pdf also doesn't do the shots full justice because the images are compressed (and resized) from the originals.

    Seperate from the brochure, we're hoping to put together a web page with many screenshots comparing the different inputs.

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    Is the "SweetSpot" based on the PMS PDI card or the Deluxe version?
     
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    Only standard definition available over the component inputs - no chance of these allowing high-def input, 1080i & 720p? That would be a MAJOR selling point!
    Thanks,
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    Hi Baggy
    SweetSpot is the European branding for the PDI Deluxe.

    PaulB
    hidef inputs are not a feature of SweetSpot. H3DII does this I believe, you could check out avs forums to see how they're getting on with it as there's a few out there now.

    Thanks
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    Alex,
    Thanks, I thought it was but wanted to check.
    Kevin
     

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