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Old 03-07-2014, 10:31 PM   #46
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I definitely find it superior but clearly there are issues with the one you sent to me. HD+ wins on default settings in my Samsung plasma. I have been enjoying discs everyday. I got the Video Essentials yesterday too, and the DVD today with filter.
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:31 AM   #47
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Dave, here's a side-by-side comparison of the Iscan and the Faroudja. I think there's a very, very slight improvement with the Faroudja. Look at the lettering of "Snell & Wilcox". It's slightly finer with the Faroudja. I think the Iscan has a little more blooming (a term you're probably very familiar with if you went through the Video Essentials disc). I might be able to dial it down a bit.

Either way, I don't think there's a clear-cut better solution. I'll probably keep the Iscan and the Faroudja, and sell my other Faroudja.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:06 AM   #48
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The jury is still out how the Iscan handles LD, but I used it this weekend to scale an HD signal for a film festival. It was amazing.

We have a hard drive that we got from overseas that contains a thousand or so old Chinese movies. The output is HDMI. In the past, I used an old Gefen scaler but the picture was total ass. We had to though, as the projector doesn't have HDMI inputs, and it's not HDCP compliant (meaning when I try to send it an HD signal, the hard drive will shut down the output due to the non-HDCP compliance).

I've since acquired some HDCP-removing hardware, but there ended up being a sizing problem. It was only putting out an image that was a quarter of the size of the screen. No one in their right mind would pay to watch a movie in a theater like that. So I went home and got my Iscan, and with a little tweaking I got a gorgeous image that filled up the screen. In scope, no less!

I don't know if I'll make it a part of my HT, but it will definitely be used in future film festivals!
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