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DVD Player output on CRT

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February 21, 2003 9:07:46 AM

Anyone know of a DVD Player that can output directly to a computer monitor (CRT) with no PC?

(Or a real inexpensive signal converter that has good quality output?)

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February 24, 2003 8:00:35 AM

Thanks for the post. Any idea of how the output looks on a PC CRT? Better or worse than a PC DVD drive? Better or worse than a DVD player on a TV?

Also, is it important to get progressive scan?

TIA.
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February 25, 2003 2:19:20 AM

I have a friend who's got one of those DVD players. The output looks pretty much the same on a PC CRT regardless the video is played by the DVD player or PC DVD drive.

I read somewhere that progressive scan is supposed to give you better picture quality coz it eliminates the picture interlace problem. Of course your TV set must support progressive scan in order to enjoy this benefit. As for progressive scan on PC CRT, I think it should enhance the picture quality as well. But unfortunately I can't verify this, as my friend's machine is a non-progressive scan version.
March 4, 2003 5:00:02 AM

Don't know of any DVD players but I use Viewsonic's <A HREF="http://www.viewsonic.com/products/video_box_vb50hrtv.ht..." target="_new">VB50HRTV Tuner Module</A> to watch DVDs on my computer monitor and as the name implies I also use it to watch TV. The computer does not have to be turned on. The VB50HRTV has one RF input, one RCA video input, one S-Video input, and one pair RCA stereo audio inputs. Outputs video to your monitor and sound to your PC speakers. It costs about $100 USD.

DVD viewing is good, better than an average TV. It's not as good as DVDROM playback on the same monitor. TV viewing is very sharp with good color. Because the picture adjustments on the VB50HRTV are very course I found I had to do a lot of fussing using the monitor's controls to fine tune brightness and contrast. Contrast ended up being a little higher than I would like it for computing. Unfortunately, my monitor doesn't have multiple profiles.

Viewsonic has a couple of better products.

The <A HREF="http://www.viewsonic.com/products/video_box_nextvisionn..." target="_new">Nextvision N5</A> is similar to the VB50HRTV.

<A HREF="http://www.viewsonic.com/products/video_box_nextvisionn..." target="_new">Nextvision N6</A> will be an HDTV version. Progressive resolutions. Component video input.

<b>99% is great, unless you are talking about system stability</b>
March 8, 2003 5:14:06 AM

I know a guy who has something like that, great for college dorms

It's all good ^_^
March 8, 2003 7:23:46 PM

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I know a guy who has something like that, great for college dorms

Think I did suggest it to college student once.

It's also good for bedrooms with just enough room for two computers and no TV. :smile: .

I forgot to mention that you can connect a game console to to the VB50HRTV.

<b>99% is great, unless you are talking about system stability</b>
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