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DVDO iScan HD/HD+ experiences?

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Anonymous
July 23, 2005 8:30:08 AM

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I'm looking at deinterlacers not only to use with my LaserDisc player,
but also with my cable service. From the information (reviews) I've
read it can improve LD picture quality, especially on a plasma or
other 'digital monitor' substaintially. The same reviews would also
say it didn't do too much for cable/satelite .. but, I'm curious about
experiences with laserdisc owners.

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Anonymous
July 23, 2005 6:47:58 PM

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I started with an iScan Pro. Not bad, but not too impressive either. Then I
eventually upgraded to a iScan Ultra. I was generally unimpressed.

I quickly swapped up to the iScan HD+. Now this one did well overall with all
my sources: over-the-air HDTV from an HDTV receiver (DVI passthrough);
laserdisc (high-quality composite cable) and DVD (component).

The TV is a Sampo 16x9 CRT-based HDTV connected to the iScan using DVI. YMMV
with plasma or other display.

Hope that is some help.

On Sat, 23 Jul 2005 04:30:08 +0000 (UTC), martians@sdf.lNoOnSePsAtMar.org (RED
MARTIAN) wrote:

>I'm looking at deinterlacers not only to use with my LaserDisc player,
>but also with my cable service. From the information (reviews) I've
>read it can improve LD picture quality, especially on a plasma or
>other 'digital monitor' substaintially. The same reviews would also
>say it didn't do too much for cable/satelite .. but, I'm curious about
>experiences with laserdisc owners.
July 24, 2005 1:35:54 AM

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I have an Iscan Ultra and find that it helps to a degree. The nice
thing about it is the scaling to "16x9" so you don't have to use the
displays zoom modes. Other than that, the 480p upconversion was nice
but not a big difference since I have a Pioneer Elite HDTV with a great
built in deinterlacer. The issues for me is that the Ultra's
deinterlacer has a flaw and the TBC can give problems on some displays,
such as mine. I am trading up to an HD and it is on it's way so I hope
that these issues are resolved.

In general, the worse your displays deinterlacer and zoom modes, the
more benefit you'll see from an scaler. My experience in the Ultra has
been that it does help with some things, and is worse than going direct
to the display in others. I'm hoping the HD will solve the problems I
see.

H. Brown wrote:
> I started with an iScan Pro. Not bad, but not too impressive either. Then I
> eventually upgraded to a iScan Ultra. I was generally unimpressed.
>
> I quickly swapped up to the iScan HD+. Now this one did well overall with all
> my sources: over-the-air HDTV from an HDTV receiver (DVI passthrough);
> laserdisc (high-quality composite cable) and DVD (component).
>
> The TV is a Sampo 16x9 CRT-based HDTV connected to the iScan using DVI. YMMV
> with plasma or other display.
>
> Hope that is some help.
>
> On Sat, 23 Jul 2005 04:30:08 +0000 (UTC), martians@sdf.lNoOnSePsAtMar.org (RED
> MARTIAN) wrote:
>
> >I'm looking at deinterlacers not only to use with my LaserDisc player,
> >but also with my cable service. From the information (reviews) I've
> >read it can improve LD picture quality, especially on a plasma or
> >other 'digital monitor' substaintially. The same reviews would also
> >say it didn't do too much for cable/satelite .. but, I'm curious about
> >experiences with laserdisc owners.
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