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    ahhhh....I got more to learn about the video side.

    I keep thinking about DLP and LCoS. But putting a plasma on a wall would make things sound better.

    -curtis

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    I really like the prices on the DLP's I've seen.
    I just wasn't as happy with the image. Black levels,
    viewing angle, rainbow effect etc. The plasma's just
    looked better. Of course they should, they cost more.
    HDTV sets cost a LOT more.

    I haven't seen an LCoS set yet.

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    what about black levels on the plasma?

    -curtis

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    Panasonic plasmas have the best black levels
    available. (I hear good things about Fujitsu
    and NEC also.) Blacks look BLACK, but also the
    dark greys are well resolved. So a dark movie
    like "Alien" still has a fully defined and detailed
    image.
    I have the same issue with DLP in movie
    theaters (digital projection uses DLP technology).
    Below a certain grey level, the image just collapses.
    Where there ought to be subtle shadow detail, there
    just isn't anything. IMHO, anyway.

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    BTW,I worked on "Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones"
    which was shot with digital cameras. God, talk about
    horrible shadow detail...UGH.

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    After rereading the Integra's manual, and doing a lot
    of research over at AVS etc., I think the output resolution
    question is answered here...

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    The DPS-10.5 is the company's first player to include an HDMI output, which is capable of passing video directly to DVI-compatible high definition display devices entirely in the digital domain. This not only prevents degradation of the video signal due to intermediate digital to analog conversion stages, it also enables the use of the player's sophisticated O-Plus FlexScale circuit to upsample video to a variety of customizable formats, including 720p or 1080i high definition standards. This scaling circuitry can also be employed to scale external sources via the player's rear-panel composite and S-Video inputs.

    For conventional and older high definition sets, the DPS-10.5 features a high end Analog Devices 216 MHz/14-bit D/A converter, and includes both interlaced and progressive scan component video outputs.. There are also two composite video and two S-video outputs, and all video connections are always active, eliminating the need for extraneous setup menu configuration.

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    That's from Integra's press release.
    The upshot is, it outputs de-interlaced and scaled video from
    both HDMI AND component outs.
    Frankly, I'm a little surprised that a new unit will output
    upconverted HD resolution through component out. The few players
    that have this feature are coming under fire from Hollywood
    because of fears of pirating material, hence the HDCP standard
    in DVI/HDMI. Component output bypasses this copy protection, and,
    if I understand the issue correctly, will soon be illegal.

    Anyway, FYI,
    Rick

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    I guess it is OK to say "SWEET!"

    -curtis

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    I swear, sometimes I feel like I'm trying to
    learn to fly the space shuttle with all this
    HT cr@p!

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