XGA vs VGA - How noticable is the difference?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by samwiley, Aug 29, 2001.

  1. samwiley

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    Having seen a previous thread about the Sony CX1 for £1299 (what a bargin!), I was just about to nip down to my local PCWorld to get one, when another thread appeared about a sexy new Sony HT projector - HS1.

    The new kid on the block not only looks great but has the handy feature of being able to be placed to the side of the room, making positioning a doddle.

    However the CX1 is a true XGA machine whereas the new boy is VGA.

    Would the XGA produce a noticably better picture on a 2m wide screen viewed from about 3.5m?

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    I assume you mean SVGA (800x600) rather then VGA (640x480), which is too low a res for almost anything these days.

    At the event we were shown several fixed panel projectors ranging from the Sanyo PLV-30 (SVGA) to a JVC D-iLA (SXGA?) Personally I couldn't see a too obvious difference in the detail of the picture with a higher res.

    If it's going to be for PC use then an XGA would be better, but for films 800x600 is fine.
     
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    Hi Sam,

    I thought there was a noticeable (but not huge difference in picture resolution between XGA and SVGA at the event.

    I tend to notice it around very contrasty edges and diagonal lines. SVGA looks computery and pixelated. XGA looks more CRT like (aka smoother lines and edges).

    I wouldn't recommend buying it from PC World though (baaaad experiences there for me)

    Gary<br />(oops need to log out and back in again as me...)

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    One of the things I hoped folk got from the Event was that spec's like these are not really that relevant when choosing a projector. Neither is light output. There are so many other things which contribute to a good image.

    The D'ILA was the highest resolution FIXED PIXEL projector there. I wonder how many folk thought it better than a PLV30?

    It can make a difference to obvious picture structure but we now all know there are other pitfalls. Try and get to see the two yourself before shelling out any dosh.

    Garry: I was amazed to see someone still posting from the Event....Glad you got back safe, for a second I thought you were trapped under some scaffolding in the shop!
     
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    Mark,

    My point exactly. There is more to it than resolution. Mark H (Milori) actually would have loved to come. 2 days before the Event we were diwscussing if there was a way to get a copy of DILARD to me to fix the BIG problems with the G10....maybe next time.

    Gordon
     
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    Hi Gordon,

    I am actually now living in a small hole at the back of your shop.

    I was intending to come out tonight and pinch the B+W 802's (my god they were fantastic). Guess I've been rumbled !!!

    Gary
     
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