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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-04-2005, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Recommend component to VGA transcoder

Hey all,
I am setting up my home theater that includes a DLP projector. Currently I am using the Svideo input on it but the picture isnt real clear. Compared to my cheap 27" tv, I am losing alot of fine detail. I am thinking about getting a component to VGA transcoder to see if it looks better over the vga input. Is anyone using one and compared it against a svideo input to see if it makes a difference?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-04-2005, 01:10 PM
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It really depends on the device being connected with. Are you plugging the computer to the projector or another device via svideo to the projector.

If you're using the a computer ( vga to vga ), you'll notice a huge increase in image quality.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-04-2005, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Plugging in a computer looks pretty good. Its the DVD player, Dish Network tuner, and Xbox connected via Svideo that I am trying to improve. two of the three have component out options. There are too many variables right now that might be causing the less than desirable quality that I am not sure where to start: cables, lamp, projector itself. I know my home-made screen isnt helping but I tried a sample of a da-lite high power screen and while it was much brighter, it still suffered from detail loss.

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I am using a Boxlight model projector for my HT. It is an LCD unit rated at 1000ANSI lumens, has a native resolution 1024x768 XGA and looks decent on my Dalite high gain screen. It looks even better after I added a DVDO line doubler.

It makes images sharper and the colors are more vivid. It accepts an analog signal and will output a 480p (progressive)signal. Not a "night and day" difference from previous but definitely noticeable - enough that I want to rewatch some of my favorite DVD's on the large screen.

The problem you describe is typical. When you compare the appearance of the larger projected image to that of a 27" CRT, the CRT will win every time. When the image size is increased, all the finer details (and flaws) are more apparent. That's why it helps if you increase the number of lines of resolution when you increase the size of the image.

I dont think the transcoder will yield the results you are looking for, as I really never saw a great improvement from S-vid to component but what the heck, ck it and see. I am guessing a line doubler, prob more expensive is going to be a better solution. I might have an extra one you can borrow to see if its right for you
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