[chbot] Projector vs S-Video

Nick Rout nick at rout.co.nz
Mon Apr 13 11:27:49 BST 2009

On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 12:01 PM, Andrew Errington
<a.errington at lancaster.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, April 6, 2009 05:00, John Wynyard wrote:
>> Thank you all for the advice,  new things to try so maybe more success
>> this week
>> I've been trying to increase the PC's resolution settings with no luck,
>> so will try reducing them. I do have a VGA/S-video adapter which had some
>> promise but didn't improve things too much, although i was trying to use
>> higher resolutions.
>> Andrew the projector model is a DLA-HD1
> Interesting.  The native resolution is 1920x1080 (gasp!) so it ought to be
> capable of displaying a nice image.  I think you are probably exposing
> artifacts of the S-video signal generation process.

thats an HD TV resolution (aka 1080p or 1080i) so feeding it with the
crap you get from an s-video connection will produce bad results.

As a previous poster said the max res you will get via s-video is
essentially SD (say 800x600 or maybe 1024x768).

>> The pc I'm currently using has only s-video,  I do have access to units
>> with DVI,  however because the projector is mounted to the ceiling and
>> roughly 6 m (maybe further) from where the computer will be situated,  I
>> expect the cost of HDMI cable could become prohibitive.
> Really?
> These guys are showing a 3m length for $17
> http://www.cdlnz.com/productimages/email/images/hdmireview.jpg
> It's true if you bought a Monster cable it would be prohibitive.
> They are also listing 7.5m HDMI Type A 19pin Male to Male Cable. VER 1.3b
> RealHD for an RRP of $48.50 and a 10m length for an RRP of $67.50.  Worth
> a try?
> A
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