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#1 of 616 OFFLINE   Cave Arnold

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Posted December 22 2003 - 11:58 AM

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This thread is now the official discussion for the Zenith 318 and the equivalent LG 7832 upconverting dvd players. For general discussion on other upconverting dvd players or the future Hdef dvd players, please refer to this thread here....Upscaling/HDef DVD Player merged thread

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Does anyone here have this DVD player from Zenith. It claims to upconvert DVDs to 1080i and send this out over component video. I am wondering if anyone can tell me how they like the output of this and if it does a good job of upconverting the image.

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P.S. I have googled it already and have the specs from Zenith. None of the local stores are carrying these yet.

#2 of 616 OFFLINE   DavidY

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Posted January 24 2004 - 06:23 PM

Anyone have any reviews on the LG DV7832, a DVD player that upconverts to 720p and 1080i through BOTH DVI and component connections?

Features:
1080i Video Output Capability
CDiª Video Processing Chip
Progressive Scan Output
Digital Audio Output DTS/Dolby Digital
MP3 Decoding
JPEG Viewer
Variable Speed Smooth Scan Forward/Reverse (2x/4x/16x/100x)
Zoom - 6-Step Moveable (1.5x up to 4x)
Aspect Ratios - 4:3/16:9/Panscan
Parental Control
Plays DVD-Video, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, WMA, Kodak CD, JPEG, VCD, SVCD, MP3

It has the Faroudja chip for upconversion. This unit has both coaxial and optical outs, S-video out and composite video out.

The manual describes that the DVI output is compliant with HDCP specifications. I understand from another forum that the manual refers to the connection as DVI-D.

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#3 of 616 OFFLINE   NickSo

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Posted February 02 2004 - 05:00 PM

Hey david, i just tripped across this player over at AVS, looks interesting as it does 1080i over component.

Do you know any places in vancouver that carry it?


#4 of 616 OFFLINE   John S

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Posted February 03 2004 - 02:09 AM

I'm dang interested in the player as well.

I have a 4:3 set, and it's native widescreen is not available to any source other than 1080i.

#5 of 616 OFFLINE   DavidY

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Posted February 03 2004 - 02:05 PM

Nick,

Have you tried A&B Sound? I've checked with a local Visions and Sight and Sound....no luck. I have someone on the island checking A&B Sound....no word yet. Supposedly any LG dealer can order this in. There is a dealer locator at the LG Canada site.

If you do get one, let me know how the X1 works with it? Currently, I'm unsure if 720p and 1080i via component are worth it on the X1.

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#6 of 616 OFFLINE   NickSo

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Posted February 03 2004 - 02:06 PM

Yeah, A&BSound i checked is a LG Dealer, but they dont have it at their store.

I can ask them next time i go, prolly this weekend


#7 of 616 OFFLINE   Gil Jawetz

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Posted March 30 2004 - 02:49 PM

This is still not out but I too am really curious about it. Anyone hear any news?
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#8 of 616 OFFLINE   Jim-M

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Posted March 31 2004 - 06:26 AM

wildwestelectronics.net says they are available now and will let you order one. It's not on their website yet though. Someone at AVS Forum ordered one there the other day. Their email reply to me when I inquired about it said it was $199.95 including free shipping. It is apparently the same as the LG DV-7832 which has been out in Canada for a couple of months.

#9 of 616 OFFLINE   Gil Jawetz

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Posted March 31 2004 - 06:35 AM

Yeah, I read that at AVS. I'm really thinking about ordering one. I'm currently sans DVD player in anticipation of something like this. Hmmm...
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#10 of 616 OFFLINE   MaxMenon

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Posted April 19 2004 - 04:53 AM

Anyone know which chip this unit uses ? Its not a Faroudja chip ... that I know.

Thanks.

#11 of 616 OFFLINE   Gil Jawetz

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Posted April 19 2004 - 05:07 AM

Is DCDi the same as Faroudja? It supposedly has that.
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#12 of 616 OFFLINE   Gil Jawetz

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Posted April 19 2004 - 05:26 AM

Max, this came with the DVB318, according to someone at AVS: http://www.avsforum.....443&fullpage=1
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#13 of 616 OFFLINE   NickSo

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Posted April 19 2004 - 06:14 AM

If it is the exact same as the LG, then yes, i thas the Faroudja DCDi deiterlacer chip

#14 of 616 OFFLINE   Bill Kennedy

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Posted April 22 2004 - 09:33 AM

Yes... it's the exact same unit as the LG.

They are flying off the shelves at Wild West now -- the company's CEO did a post on that AVS thread basically saying "thanks... more are on the way!"
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#15 of 616 OFFLINE   Gil Jawetz

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Posted April 22 2004 - 09:34 AM

I'm all over that thread. And WWE has got one with my name on it right now...
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Posted April 22 2004 - 12:03 PM

I have an order in from the "other" place mentioned in that thread for $160 delivered. Can't wait to get itPosted Image

#17 of 616 OFFLINE   Kevin C Brown

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Posted April 22 2004 - 12:28 PM

I'll try and check out the info on AVS...

But anyone know how the layer change is? No chroma bug?
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#18 of 616 OFFLINE   Bill Kennedy

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Posted April 23 2004 - 06:16 AM

No chroma bug. Someone mentioned a ~1 sec layer change as I recall.
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Posted May 20 2004 - 07:20 AM

From a poster on AVSforum:

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Re: 1" vs. 3+" black r/h side bar

I took some more time with this player to see if I could figure the problem out. I noticed the bar wasn't as wide as last night.

The bar was a little different width on every resync of the x1 - sometimes up to 4" but as small as 1 & 3/4. Switching sources would show this.

Playing with the x1 settings, the Tracking setting under the advanced menu completely removed the black bar - no repositioning of the horizontal needed!! I had to run the tracking setting up to 97.

AWESOME! I spent the next 1.5 hours calibrating, and this player rocks. Running through the test patterns, the player does crop about 2% of the right side of the image, but the x1 calibration has taken care of the problem nicely. Now I can switch to other sources and only need to select the saved setting for colors, etc

Just an FYI for you guys with the player.
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Posted May 20 2004 - 07:38 AM

good stuff, thanks for forwarding the info here Posted Image





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