Upscaling and HTPC

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  1. HermannMasser

    HermannMasser Auditioning

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    I have been researching upsacaling through an HTPC to my X1 Infocus, the projector doesn't support anything higher than 1280x1024... how is that compared to 1080i, or 780p? I noticed an improved image thourgh my projector compared to my 480p DVD PLayer... If anybody knows or has a table that correlates computer resolution to progressive resolution I would greatly appreciate your help...

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    Mr. "I want a better picture and have no clue where to start" [​IMG]
     
  2. Chris Moe

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    The X1 has a max res of 800X600 not 1280X1024. It will accept a 1024x768 but downconvert it to 800X600.

    800X600 = 600P

    Better than DVD (480P), not as good as HDTV (720P or 1080i)

    If you were to use a HTPC you would want to output a 800X600 resolution from the HTPC to match the native resolution of your projector.
     
  3. Scott L

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  4. HermannMasser

    HermannMasser Auditioning

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    Chris,
    thanks for your reply. THe X1 has a listed MAX resolution of 1024x768, native being 800x600... I connected my HTPC running Powerswitch and I was able to get the projector to accept 1280x1024... ( I was not able to believe it myself too, but the size on the icons confirmed the resolution....)

    What would be a computer resolution for 720P and 1080i? if I understood correctly from your message, 1024x768= 768p, which would be better than 720p ??????
    or did I get it wrong?

    Also, if my projector is not able to natively receive anything better than 800x600, does this mean that I will not be able to get any better resolution than 600p????

    I appreciate your help.

    Thanks

    Hermann
     
  5. HermannMasser

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    Scott,

    Those days may be closer than what we think.... I remember when a decent projector was no cheaper than $2300.... I have been very pleased with the X1, it costed $1000 and the 2000:1 Contrast ratio is really impressive... It has limitations like not having a DVI port, but for $1000 is a lot of bang for your bucks...

    Hermann
     
  6. Scott L

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    Hermann 600p is the max res you can get out of the X1. HDTV will still look great on it but you won't be getting all the information that is available.

    This is why I think he $1k price tag is too high. I was looking at the Pana L300U since it has DVI but it's an LCD and only displays 540p, which is not much for $1800 in my feeble mind. I'll just have to wait for the tech to become less costly.
     

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