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My iScan HD+ has broken, and nothing current seems to be a good
I am in search of a line doubler or quadrupler for a HLD-X9 that will
export progressive component via DB-15 or RCA plugs, and (hopefully!)
can zoom-in 'on the fly' to fit a letterboxed LD to a 16x9 display.
Any contenders currently in production, or otherwise that I can find
in the U.S. market ?
What I've been using is a YEM HSC-1125 HDTV Scan Converter. It's
a TV-studio-type product -- rack mountable though mine is simply
on a shelf. It handles even anamorphic LDs (e.g., STARGATE, et al)
and it also converts VHS tapes/movies to almost-DVD quality which
was a jaw-dropper the first time I saw that.
You might be able to find these on the used equipment market; I got
mine from a TV station (I think it was KGO in San Francisco) after
they were through testing HDTV transmission in the middle-to-late
1990s so it was essentially brand new when I got it and it still
works fine. Power is 100-240 VAC automatically adjusting (i.e.,
for Japan, USA, and the rest of the world).
It can also be remotely controlled over RS-232; its manual has all
the details. I have both the Japanese and English versions of the
manual and I just now scanned the English version (and the document
feeder worked perfectly). If you'd like a copy, you can download it
from here: only 573kB and 22 pages:
Hmmm, both Adobe Reader and Nitro 3 scale the PDF down to about 20%
because the scanned paged must be huge. I've already reassembled
the manual so I'm not going to scan it again with different settings
(of which I was unaware) since normal single-page-at-a-time scans
are normal-sized. I'm surprised the total file size is only 573kB.