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2004 CEDIA Coverage


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#1 of 46 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted August 31 2004 - 08:11 AM

I will be at the upcoming CEDIA show. Does anyone have questions about any upcoming product that they would like me to try to get specs on or an answer for? Do you want to see pictures of any particular product? Anything thing in particular you are interested in seeing or knowing? Post what you want or are looking for here and I will do my best to get the info you want and upload/post it from Indy.

#2 of 46 OFFLINE   John S

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Posted August 31 2004 - 08:40 AM

Video scaler products....

The more info the better. In particular, I want to see a device that can take my svideo laserdisc input, and scale it back out component video at 1080i.

I only know of one such device, and it gets mixed reviews at best. But, I'll bet more are either out there, or comming very soon.

But basically a device that can take a multitude of different types of inputs and be able to output, via various HD type connections / resolutions.

#3 of 46 OFFLINE   itai

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Posted August 31 2004 - 08:41 AM

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#4 of 46 OFFLINE   RomanSohor

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Posted September 01 2004 - 01:30 AM

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Video scaler products....


I have seen some demos at some trade shows of some of Kramer's scalers, and they have one that looked really great to me.... basically it would take any type of input you could imagine (VGA, DVI, Component, Composite, S-Video) at resolutions like VGA to UXGA, 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i, and then output it via VGA cable or (I think) component video, I know it did VGA because it was connected to a PC monitor... looked great scaling a DVD to 1024x768 for showing on a monitor. If I had the money, I'd love to get one but it was in the 1500 range (they were touting the low price) because it would be great for those of us with fixed pixel displays to convert everything to our display's native resolution... kind of hard to find an 800X600 upconverting DVD player for my Epson 5300! :-D
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#5 of 46 OFFLINE   John S

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Posted September 01 2004 - 04:08 AM

Thanks Roman, I will look into it. Costly booger though huh... lol Worth it if it does a bang up job at it though. I never thought much of scaled video, until I got the DVD player that scales to 1080i. I'm sort of sold on it now.

#6 of 46 OFFLINE   ChrisHeflen

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Posted September 01 2004 - 05:50 AM

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I will be at the upcoming CEDIA show. Does anyone have questions about any upcoming product that they would like me to try to get specs on or an answer for? Do you want to see pictures of any particular product?


Could you please check to see if Pioneer is releasing any DVD players. Universal changers?

Thanks.

#7 of 46 OFFLINE   RomanSohor

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Posted September 01 2004 - 06:30 AM

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Thanks Roman, I will look into it. Costly booger though huh... lol Worth it if it does a bang up job at it though. I never thought much of scaled video, until I got the DVD player that scales to 1080i. I'm sort of sold on it now.


Yeah well apparently it's a special scaler, most of them don't usually scale VGA sources, so when you switch it's not seamless and all that but this one I saw was totally seamless. I was very impressed. We actually MIGHT buy one for use in a classroom install... wehave used an extron system 7 right now, i know it converts composite and svideo to VGA but i'm not sure if it really does much scaling.
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#8 of 46 OFFLINE   Gabriela Mendez

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Posted September 01 2004 - 10:51 AM

How about multidisk universal changers at the 300-400 disk capacity. Will sony or pioneer have new models or will they give up on this type of players...

#9 of 46 OFFLINE   ChrisHeflen

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Posted September 01 2004 - 11:32 AM

We'll all be in shock if Sony releases a UNIVERSAL player. (let alone changer)

DVD-A is a competitor to SACD, which is Sonys' baby.

#10 of 46 OFFLINE   Shane Martin

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Posted September 02 2004 - 12:14 AM

Check on the new Marantz Receievers(heard DVI switching), Yamahas new recieves and if Denon is going to release a 4805...

#11 of 46 OFFLINE   Skyler

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Posted September 02 2004 - 04:02 AM

An update on the status of the Panasonic SA-XR70 receiver.
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#12 of 46 OFFLINE   FeisalK

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Posted September 02 2004 - 05:03 AM

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An update on the status of the Panasonic SA-XR70 receiver.

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#13 of 46 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted September 02 2004 - 06:58 AM

a release date on the Denon DVD-2910 would be nice! :b

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#14 of 46 OFFLINE   David Judah

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Posted September 05 2004 - 02:40 AM

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An update on the status of the Panasonic SA-XR70 receiver

In addition to that, Adam, could you also ask about the DVD player that goes with it--the Panasonic DVDS-97?

Thanks,

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#15 of 46 OFFLINE   Bill Will

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Posted September 06 2004 - 01:53 PM

How widespread the HDMI Input will be used on the "New" products "especially low-priced DVD Players/Recorders, Receivers & etc. & maybe a forcast of when we might expect to see Hi-Def DVD Players & Recorders arrive here. Also if "Any" company has any plans on ever making a 38" 16:9 Tube again or even a 40" Tube.

#16 of 46 OFFLINE   Rob Kramer

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Posted September 07 2004 - 05:42 AM

I am interested in the Onkyo 802 receiver (auto eq & i-link?), and also their new universal player, the DV-SP502.

Ill second the query on Pioneer's new DVD player.

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An update on the status of the Panasonic SA-XR70 receiver.


Info is posted over at AV Watch. Dec 1 release date.

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ask about the DVD player that goes with it--the Panasonic DVDS-97


Also at AV Watch. Oct 15 release date. (The player does have DCDi.)

#17 of 46 OFFLINE   David Judah

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Posted September 07 2004 - 10:13 AM

Thanks for the info., Rob--I hope those dates stand. I've been waiting a long time for those units.

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#18 of 46 OFFLINE   Chip E

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Posted September 07 2004 - 03:29 PM

B&K information please!

Upgrades becoming available: Firewire activation, PLIIx, talk about a universal player based on a Pioneer 59avi.
New product info..

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#19 of 46 OFFLINE   Rob Kramer

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Posted September 08 2004 - 12:37 AM

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I've been waiting a long time for those units.


You still have a long wait (Dec 1st).

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I've been waiting a long time for those units.


Is it really worth it?

#20 of 46 OFFLINE   David Judah

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Posted September 08 2004 - 02:26 AM

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Is it really worth it?

I'll let you know.Posted Image

I'm getting the DVDS-97 for free(a warranty replacement for a Technics DVD-A10)and I want the receiver to mate with the player so I can have a digital link for DVD-A(it'll replace an RP91 that is still working fine for film based discs, but I like the idea of having DCDi for better video based playback).

I'm using an XR25 receiver now, which I've been very pleased with, so I expect their flagship(it's kind of funny saying flagship for a $400 receiver)to be even better. These Panny digital receivers are amazing little units. They've really changed my outlook on this hobby, since previously I was on a steady upgrade path to more and more expensive equipment. For my needs, I've found it isn't necessary to spend thousands of dollars on seperates. IMO, the TI solution in these Pannys is that good.

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