[mythtv-users] VGA to Component adaptors

gLaNDix (Jesse Kaufman) glandix at lloydnet.org
Tue Apr 26 16:38:53 UTC 2005


Tom Lichti wrote:
> My question is: what are people using for vga-component, and how do they 
> like the quality?

Crescendo Systems Transcoder (external version) .... 
http://www.crescendo-systems.com/transcoder.html ... tho' just after I 
bought it, they came out with a PCI version (only uses PCI for power) 
... and it is $10 cheaper than the one i got... darn! :p

it comes highly recommended by avsforum.com (Crescendo Systems worked 
closely with users on avsforum when developing it) ...

here's the blurb from the website:

  Features

     * High-Bandwidth component output and optional VGA pass-through
     * Color conversion for 480p and 720p/1080i
     * Accepts all known resolutions
     * Supports fixed width bi-level and fixed width tri-level sync
     * Ideal for HTPC to TV or projector


Description

The Crescendo-Systems TCP2200 is the addition to the transcoder line 
developed in the AVSForum. On top of the functionality present in the 
TC2000, the new TCP2200 adds support for tri-level sync and a fixed 
width bi-level sync. The PCI interface only draws power from the 
computer and therefore requires no drivers or additional software. The 
TCP2200 is a transcoder and the VGA connector is an input not an output. 
The TCP2200 is one of the few transcoders that has a separate color 
conversion for 480p and 720p/1080i in order to provide optimum color 
fidelity. Although the required conversions are nearly identical, the 
difference cannot be ignored when optimum quality is pursued.

-g-


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