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  1. baldybonce

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    I am looking at purchasing a Lumagen ProHDP to hopefully improve my already good picture.

    The set up is Denon 3910, Pioneer 505XDE and soon to be Denon 3806, TV is through Sky (not +).

    Question is... for the 2k this is going to cost with professional set fee included am I going to see an improved picture quality worthy of the money?
     
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    That's a potentially great sounding system, but the Denon 3910, good player that it is, isn't a great place to start because it will only output progressive video over HDMI. This will take away a large part of the benefit of having the scaler, as it won't be able to do the de-interlacing. I think you could use the component outputs to get interlaced - they are very good, but you are still throwing away a bit of quality. I usually reckon scalers are worth it with HiDef displays, but I'm not sure in this case. Can you get a home trial?

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  3. baldybonce

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    Nick,

    Thanks for your input, the Pioneer is a HD ready screen does this mean I will see an improvement. I am waiting for an email as to whether a demo is going to be ok first before ordering.
     
  4. Joe Fernand

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    Hello baldybone

    Whilst your 'fighting' against the Media Box and its inability to support Native resolution input signals on its HDMI socket the Lumagen Processor is a good addition to your system.

    As welwynnick suggests it may be best to use the YUV Outputs from the Denon player as that way you can Input an Interlaced signal to the Lumagen - the Lumagen is definitely a better Deinterlacer than the Denon player.

    The combination of the Lumagen plus professional Configuration and Calibration will make a big difference in your system - as you know the VisionProHDP has gone on Special Offer so is tempting; though if your not requiring SDI support and worried about budgets you could stick with the VisionHDP.

    The ProHDP does though give you the option to spend even more money on SDI mods to your Digibox and DVD player :)

    Best regards

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  5. baldybonce

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    Hi Joe, Lumagen is a good deal at the mo as is similar price to the lower model!

    Brian

     
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    Hello baldybonce

    I want to use that line on future marketing material :)

    VisionProHDP - UK SRP 1,595.00
    VisionHDP - UK SRP 1,295.00

    I agree the ProHDP is amazingly well priced - assuming you require the extra features!

    Best regards

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    Hmmm...does that make the VisionProHDP cheaper than the VisionHDP + SDI?

    Maybe my plans should change...:)

    Although I was having enough trouble justifying to SWMBO the VisionDVI, to be honest...:(
     
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    Not quite rowland, but close!!!

    - VisionHDP £1295
    - SDI £200
    - Analogue BNC output £80

    Close enough that if you need SDI, the decision is just about made for you!!

    Brian - forgot to mention about demo. Will email now.
     

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