What Does The Pro-V output

Comer

Active Member
I've been searching high and low for an answer to this question and I've had no joy. Does it output a computer signal and if so is it VGA, SVGA and at what refresh rate. Or is a component signal.

Thanks


Conor
 
K

Kramer

Guest
Hi Conor,

I've not got one myself (although my missus does use Pro V on her hair :D ), but I do know it outouts a RGB on VGA - so yes, a computer signal.

Resolutions I think are standard PC res - 800x600, 1024x768 XGA etc..

It takes S-video/composite inputs, deinterlaces & outputs prog. scan via VGA, at those res.

I still prefer HTPC/Dscaler though - Pro V lacks any native resolutions for 16/9 panels, so the scaler in the PJ is still needed.

But it aparently does an excellent job given it's low price.
 

theritz

Active Member
Hi Conor,

Kramer's got it about right. It outputs 600*480, 800*600 and XGA - the best result is to have it output XGA, I find.

I got one of these primarily to "clean up" TV signals going into an AE100, and it does a brilliant job. DVD fed into it by Svideo comes very close to HCPC quality, but just lacks the "snap" that comes with a panel match for the projector - as Kramer and others have recommended here before.

Because the ProV can take a TV signal in from a cable feed and use its own tuner, as well as taking an Svideo signal and composite video signal and do a VGA passthru, it is an excellent way of feeding all source to a projector via a single VGA cable at the best quality available.

There have been posts here about Macrovision problems but I haven't encountered them.

Sean G.
 

theritz

Active Member
Begob and Begorrah !!!

All we need now is a few more !!!! Meeps, Infomatique, Buns even...... any others care to pile in ?



Sean G.
 

Comer

Active Member
Tanks gyes
Sure aren't ye only after been a great help to me altogedder. May the blessin's of a tousant leprecaans be fallin apon ye:D


Conor

PS The edit was to put in a grin
 

Comer

Active Member
Hey Kramer
What's your favourite Mike Oldfield Album...if you dare to admit that u have one. BTW I have been a big Mike oldfield fan since the late 70's so please have no fear of opening up to me. Just let it all out, you know it has to be good for you to "share and bare". I assure (notice the ass there) that you are among friends here.

Conor (Out of the closet Mike Oldfield fan)

PS: My parents found it hard to accept too
 
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Kramer

Guest
Originally posted by Comer
Hey Kramer
What's your favourite Mike Oldfield

So the avatar gave the game away :blush:

OT, but in the interest of civility, they are:

Tubular Bells
Ommadawn
Amarok(60mins 02secs - 1 track - cooooooooooooool!

Of recent albums I'd say TB2 & Guitars.

But I have pretty much everything he released - some good stuff to be found on most albums.

Favourite is AMAROK (I know, when people hear it they say "that's not music "), but I like it.

I think your question re the Pro V's been answered anyway, so the nice mods will forgive this little aberation :rolleyes:

Slan abhaile!
 

theritz

Active Member
Kramer,


Fan noimead a chara, - "ommadawn" nios mo na meanu amhain ?

For the linguisticly challenged non-celtic members: Rough translation follows !

Hold on there mate - Ommadawn - more than one meaning ?

Comer:

Don't mention it - sure only a bad divil could refuse a neighbour's request !

Sean G.
 

Degs

Active Member
Quite liked "Songs of Distant Earth" myself.

And "The Millenium Bell" DVD is ok.

BTW, not Irish, hope my opinion still counts;)
 

MAW

Banned
Does Mike Oldfield have a pro-v, and does anyone know what he thinks of it?

I tried one, didn't push my buttons. In fact it gave me a terrible pain in all the diodes down my left side. It offset the picture on my projector, but don't let that put you off trying, cos it isn't an AE100.
 

Comer

Active Member
Originally posted by MAW
Does Mike Oldfield have a pro-v, and does anyone know what he thinks of it?

Mike Oldfield is selling his Prov on the classifieds and I'm considering buying it from him. That's why I put this post up in the first place.


What projector do you have as I am not using the AE100, I have the Tosh MT3


Conor
 

MAW

Banned
NEC VT540, I've got a keene synchblaster cable on order, it has a horizontal freq of 15.625 which is OK for me, not for AE100. Need to connect my RGB STB to it, hence interest in pro v, but the cable cuts out a layer of conversion and is cheaper. You need a RGB to S-video converter as well as a pro v to see STB output, as STB's put out mono via RF, and I fear some latency in the system might put sound and picture out of synch by the time it's gone through the whole pro-v and s video setup. I didn't check that, couldn't get the picture right at all.

Give Mike my best then, I've got Tub. Bells too, still sounds good on my gramophone!

BTW should we have a poll on whose Missus uses pro-v on their hair, and what results trhey get?
 

Comer

Active Member
Originally posted by Seahorse
Very greasy unless she washes it daily...


Hey!, how dare you hijack this thread talking about hair products...it's suppossed to be about the ProV!!!

Anyway, back to Mike Oldfield...there is some good stuff on the album Crisis also:D


Conor
 

Degs

Active Member
What about the greatest lyrics ever written and recorded?

Can only be that song from Ommadawn about the horse(?)

Big brown beastie, big brown face......something, something.

Unforgettable stuff.
 

Comer

Active Member
Yea I'd forgotten about that song (with the help of much therapy)

How about "Tá mé ommadawn le ceol"

Now there's grammer for you

If u don't speak Irish that' like saying "Fool for music I am" you know kinda backwards


Conor
 

Degs

Active Member
Now I think about it, it might even be Chris de Burgh, Lady in Red.

Who can forget the first time they heard it and the raw feelings and emotion it evoked, the powerful physical effect it had as you threw your guts up at the sickly, oozing, sycophancy of it all.

And this guy also wrote Spanish Train and The Traveller?

Must be a mid life Crisis. (Crises, you can't get away!!)
 

Dubbing Mixer

Standard Member
Pro-V should arrive tommorrow or Monday. Anybody got details of the filter removal mods? And do they work?

Thanks in advance.
 

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