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To XGA or not to XGA

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by ani4ani, Nov 12, 2001.

  1. ani4ani

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    Ignoring manufacturer, would a XGA projector produce better image quality than a SVGA projector when connected to say a S-VHS source?
     
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    Higher panel resolution doesn't automatically guarantee better picture performance.

    An S-VGA resolution projector which has a good de-interlacer and scaler will often outperform an XGA unit with inferior processing. You need to look at the whole package, not just the specs.

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    I thought that this might be the case. I currently have a Sony CS2 [which I am very pleased with considering my budget], however I have been offered a Sony CX1 at about 1/2 price, i.e. less than I paid for the CS2 - In your view would the CX1 offer me anything new?

    thx for the help btw

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    Pete,
    I guess the deal on the CX1 is because it is being/has been replaced by the CX2?

    If you are happy with your CS2 then I wouldn't change. IMO the extra resolution isn't going to make a huge difference in picture quality with ordinary video sources. Investing in an iScan de-interlacer would make a bigger improvement (but you should check compatibility before parting with your cash). If you plan to goes down the Home Cinema PC route then the CX1 might make more sense.

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