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Old July 23rd, 2007, 08:33 PM   #1
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Playing 16:9 on video projector from XL2

Can you hook the xl2 straight to a video projector through s-video and have it play in 16:9? Assuming the mini dv tape is in 16:9?
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 10:41 PM   #2
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It's as easy as making sure the projector's aspect setting is at 16:9 as well. Although if I'm not mistaken you made need additional cables for sound as I believe it is not transfered over S-video.

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Old July 24th, 2007, 01:56 PM   #3
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I do this all the time with my Optoma DV10 projector. Most projectors have an aspect ratio adjustment that does 4:3, 16:9 and letterbox. I usually just throw the tape in my capture deck and connect it via RCA cables. I have used S-Video the same way.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 02:41 PM   #4
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That's pretty much exactly how you do it. Is it for a presentation or as part of an interview set up? Just curious?
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 01:30 AM   #5
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The XL2 manual says if you use the S-Video output and have an S-Video input device, that device will most likely sense the 16:9 and switch itself. Plus you'll get a better picture with S-Video than RCA.

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Old January 1st, 2008, 12:37 PM   #6
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optoma dv10

Hi Mike,
can you tell me what you like and/or DISLIKE about the dv10? I just ordered the dv11 .... thanks ...
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 12:09 AM   #7
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No real complaints at this point besides the fact it gets a little hot but thats probably normal for most projectors. Color reproduction is excellent, the built in DVD player works great and bowling on the Wii is awesome on a 90" screen. Overall really happy so far.
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Old January 5th, 2008, 11:18 AM   #8
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Sounds good. Do you use external speakers? Can anyone suggest a few good, yet moderately priced external speaker options (non xlr)?

I connected my dv11 to my jbl radial speaker dock, not bad - but too low. Thanks guys ...
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