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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by hms_84, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. hms_84

    hms_84 WiiChat Member

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    Hello everyone , I was searching for a way to get my 20 inch Apple Cinema Display to my Wii or X360 or PS3, so from another thread I found some one used EyeTV which is great , but lacks of 480p Support, or X360's & PS3's 1080p,
    so I just discovered something GREAT !!!!
    The Gefen HD Mate Scaler !!!
    yes Gefen did it again with this great product ,,,
    it allows you to upscale and switch your standard definition or high definition component sources to resolutions up to 1080p. Anything from set-top boxes, DVD players to the next generation of gaming consoles including the Xbox 360 and PS3 can be plugged into the HD Mate Scaler.

    The HD Mate Scaler supports two component sources and one DVI source all with digital TOSlink and analog audio inputs. The analog audio inputs will be outputted as analog audio and the digital TOSlink audio inputs will be outputted as digital TOSlink audio.

    Easy to use on-screen menus accessible through the IR remote control allow for effortless setup and image adjustment to accommodate different viewing modes and screen sizes.

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    Source ,
    http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=4173#buy
     
  2. Wiitendo

    Wiitendo Banned

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    So, i can just get this instead of an HD tv?
     
  3. hotpotato78

    hotpotato78 So sexy

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    sounds neat though. what is the cost?
     
  4. +Maniacal=Maniac+

    +Maniacal=Maniac+ Am I Losing Friends?

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    Three-hundred-and-fifty-bucks!?

    No Go, Joe.
     
  5. hotpotato78

    hotpotato78 So sexy

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    Dats alot, well not really because an HDTV cost 5times more than that so thats betta than buyin a whole tv lol
     
  6. WiiWillWin

    WiiWillWin d(-_-)b Thumbs up.

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    I dont get it. If you plug your wii into this it makes the resolution go from 480p to 1080p?
     
  7. Darthspazz

    Darthspazz Zelda Master

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    Wouldent you get a lot of jaggies?
     
  8. Jorge

    Jorge Television Consultant

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    No you will still need a TV that supports the resolution.
     
  9. skippy4pres

    skippy4pres WiiChat Member

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    wtf is it?
    >_>
     
  10. blueradio

    blueradio get crunk.

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    I don't know. It may be worth it.
    Who knows.
    Does anyone actually have this?
     
  11. Jorge

    Jorge Television Consultant

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    In my opinion you can spend your money better by purchasing a supply of Charmin 2-ply.
     
  12. hms_84

    hms_84 WiiChat Member

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    Hay Everyone thanx for replay,
    This will convert any resolution to you're screen's optimum resolution, but I think it'll stretch it to fit you're screen, I'm not sure yet.

    I don't have HDTV, and I can't get one at least for the next year
    why not trying to use my 20-inch Apple Cinema Display,

    This this is still Pre-Order , I'll get mine very soon
    Shipping Date, UnKnown ??!!

    and this is not my first time to buy Gefen Product, I did buy a VGA to DVI converter before, and It was a great product
     
  13. Steel-Froggy

    Steel-Froggy Banned, or am I?

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    Huh, I think you'd get jaggies...
    Just like when you stretch a tiny picture and try to put it as your desktop wallpaper...
    Check back and post when you get one though. :D
     
  14. MaxCapacitor

    MaxCapacitor WiiChat Member

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    How Upconverters Work

    It's a video upscaler/upconverter, in essence, it upscales low resolution format video into higher resolution video by adding in extra pixels with close color approximation (not necessarily just stretching the 480i picture to 720p or 1080i/p, majority of HDTV sets can do that already) as well as de-interlacing interlaced video.

    All HDTV broadcasters (local and cable/satellite/IPTV) use commercial grade upconverters to make low resolution programming look noticeably better on their digital channels before it reaches HDTV sets or digital cable/satellite set top boxes. That's (partially) why standard definition programming on a digital feed of a channel looks better than the analog one.

    As for how good these machines can make the "jaggies" or pixelation from images go away or make them less noticeable, it all varies between different makes and models and what filter methods the devices uses. I'm not too familiar with brands and models or the devices themselves but I am familiar with some methods used in upconverting video. The good ones are the ones that can detect hard jagged edges of characters/objects in the video and soften them up, kind of like anti-aliasing for 2D images. For all of you Photoshop users out there, its similar to the Smart Blur filter.

    The problems with these upconverter devices when used with games is that the filters in the upconversion can be computationally complex and take some time in applying all of those nice eye candy filters. Which in turn causes visual lag in the actual gameplay. If you were playing an FPS, you could be dead before the device actually sends the image of you dying in agony on screen.

    I hope my explanation shed some light into what that lil box actually does.
     
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    hms_84 WiiChat Member

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    thanx for the info, but I don't think it will lag
    will first of all this thing is made for games, check out there web site it says use you're PS3 or X360, so defiantly no lagging.
    I'll preorder it soon, and I'll update you guys with a new thread when I get it.
    I'll post my personal review.
     
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    wiijunkie WiiChat Member

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    I have the video upconverting on my receiver and there is no lag on game play. The picture seems to be a little better but I didn't think it looked that bad to begin with.
     
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    on a side note, that thing looks like it was meant to go under the mac mini.
     
  18. Scuba Steve

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    Instead of dropping $350 for a converter, you should just go somewhere like Costco and get a 20" HD-LCD for $300.
     
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    hms_84 WiiChat Member

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    Not in my country (Saudi Arabia)
     
  20. hms_84

    hms_84 WiiChat Member

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    it doesn't look bad at all, but I want to move my Wii to my room
    I can't buy Sony HDTV (I'm not buying other)
    So this is my only hope till I graduate from University and get a REAL job.
     

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