TV-4000 XGA Theater, Any one tried one?

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  1. Wes

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    It looks exactly like the old Viewsonic VB50HRTV scaler/tuner, except for the case color. I've had one; they're about $90.

    The scaling on it isn't great, definitely low end. The tuner on it is not bad though, about the same quality as a reasonably good VCR.
     
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    Well what I need to know is this, I need to convert a DVD player to RGB on a CRT projector. I could use a Cheese Video Box http://www.dvdirect.com/shop/product.asp?sku=TVO5034 which would change a standard dvd player into progressive then feed the signal into the CRT, or I could run the TV-4000 or VB50HRTV to do the same thing and also use the scaler. Which would obtain the better picture quality over a standard DVD 480i into the Composite Video input of the projector?
    I'm on a budget to buy the projector and doubler so a $500.+ solution is not feasible at the moment!
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    What projector are you going to be using?

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    At the moment the a used NEC PG6 is the one I'm currently looking at. I really need to keep the CRT and scaler under $1500. including shipping.

    Eventually I can upgrade to a better scaler and perhaps HTPC but for now I want the best projector I can get for the money and a $100. solution to doubling will have to do for now.

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    I don't think you can really go to wrong with it for 100 bucks as a stop-gap measure until you get a good scaler or HTPC. I would stay away from the Cheese box though. Even a used I-Scan (ver. 1) will run you $250 or so.

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