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Converting S-Video to Component Video? (1 Viewer)

Adam*M

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I see that many newer receivers now offer the ability to convert s-video and composite inputs to component output. Unfortuanately, my two year old model does not do this. Does anyone know of an external converter box that can take an s-video signal and output component video? I know that I will not gain anything as far as video quality, but it is a pain to switch my projector to s-video when I am using my DirecTivo, and back to component when I want to watch a DVD. Also, this process is nearly impossible for other people in the house, so they end up watching everything in s-video.

I have searched on google and all I could find were very expensive multi-input rack-mounted things that look like they are overkill for my application.

(Yes, I know they made an HD DirecTivo now, which has component video outputs. I do not have $999 to buy one of those, or a new receiver that can upconvert video internally. I need a fairly cheap solution.)

Thanks for any advice.
 

Alan Wise

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Adam,
What you are looking for is a "Scaler".
Do a search for products by DVDO.
I am currently looking at their iScan HD unit.
They have lower level units that do what you are talking about.
I have seen some of the iScan Ultra units on E-Bay and such.

Good Luck, Al. Wise
 

Adam*M

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Thanks for the advice. The discontinued iScan Plus looks like it will do just what I want, and I can get a reasonable price on ebay.

Has anyone used one of these? Will the de-interlacing improve video quality at all?
 

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