BasharOfTheAges wrote:... the question came up about ...
"would there be a difference between
a) playing a DVD from a stand-alone player
connected to the projector through composite cables
b) playing a DVD from a computer's DVD player
with software through VGA.
report the findings."
The projectors we use perfer HDMA cables and seem to work
best when coming directly from the BlueRay DVD player itself.
T_T .. this is not helpful to AV-Jockies and multi-screen displays
of different "flowing" content ( like a LIVE show with awards & such! )
.. Our solution, having unlimited time to build and play with things; gave
use a useful purpose for all those slow AMD 5600+ motherboards we had from
last years show ... they are now our Video Routers and Squencers to HDMA Video Converters
the problems we had in the past were two-fold:
1) to play the Videos that people had made.... this was fine .. if .. if they had encoded things themselves.
( care to take a guess at how many people accomplished that!?? ).. we also ran into a problem with "loading delays" and editing
what we were showing became a bloody nightmare
2) the video cards became waaaaaaaaaaay to hot .. from driving too many displays
at one time. ( our solution of having a "multi-screen programmable splitter" blew-up
in our faces LITERALLY!
not fun!!We also had quite a fun time with another issue on the displays ...
it seems that "no one had ever made a fully-functional display controller fro AMVs"
for purposes of Live Video Demonstrations and Interactions thereof -- before!!
Our solutions have cost us a few pennies and are exclusive to our shows because of this
design and engineering. ( we are not letting our techno-geeks sell or demonstrate our thingys. )
.. its a nice way to occupy our time when being bored at work ( did I mention that we also
work at a local TV station right here in the twin cities??? that also gives us a little insight as to
how and why things work .. how to work them comes with practice, practice, and more practice. )
In Short: DVD Players take time to load, time to start and are almost impossible to mix and match ANYTHING with!!!
Computer driven projectors are the "cleanest way to do it" through "HDMA" cables which requires many many
other things to mix and blend the AMV's properly. Wiping, blending, swapping, rotating from one screen
to another, window-in-windowing, blah blah!!
Solution: Computers and Projectors as Direct as possible.