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Jim Blokland
MULTI-FORMAT MONITORS (cross-post, sorry)
on Jun 17, 2005 at 12:11:20 pm

Hello all:

Wondering if you can help me clarify -- what is the advantage to having a multi-format monitor (say, the PVM 20L5 vs. the PVM 204MU)? If you're displaying DVCPRO HD via the component output of a K2 for example, is the idea that you're seeing an HD signal (albeit displayed on a less-than-HD monitor) versus having to get the Kona to do an SD down-convert? If that is the case, seems to me that you would actually be able to view the signal at a higher resolution on the 20L5, right? Instead of an SD 525 line down-convert format, you're watching a 720 line signal displayed on about 600 lines (16x9 letterboxed).

Does this make any sense? If anyone can enlighten me, I'd appreciate it.

Best, JIM.


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