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Well!!! the way people were taking about this box I thought it had DVI/HDMI output?

cheers laurie

Hey laurie, like glenncol said in his post, it's every bit as good as the DVI from the Teac, but without the inherent problems of the Teac.

As per the DVI vs. Component thread, this is one case where a well implemented Component is equal to a DVI/HDMI output.

And when was the last time a $500 piece of home electronics had a stainless steel case. This thing is feels like a specialist piece of electronics device built by a quality engineering shop, not some mass-produced Korean/Chinese shyte.

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Hey laurie, like glenncol said in his post, it's every bit as good as the DVI from the Teac, but without the inherent problems of the Teac.

As per the DVI vs. Component thread, this is one case where a well implemented Component is equal to a DVI/HDMI output.

And when was the last time a $500 piece of home electronics had a stainless steel case. This thing is feels like a specialist piece of electronics device built by a quality engineering shop, not some mass-produced Korean/Chinese shyte.

Seconded. The unit feels and looks very industrial-strength.

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Just found out that the Good Guys at Castle Hill have a truck load of them in stock. The advertised price is $849 and got $50 off on the phone. I know still expensive but I mentioned that elsewhere it can be had for $500 mark, still waiting for the callback, his boys are looking into it.

I'll keep you posted.

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Just found out that the Good Guys at Castle Hill have a truck load of them in stock. The advertised price is $849 and got $50 off on the phone. I know still expensive but I mentioned that elsewhere it can be had for $500 mark, still waiting for the callback, his boys are looking into it.

I'll keep you posted.

Righto, the fella's at the Good guys in Castle Hill will beat the $500 price tag if you are prepared to go in the store.

I'm off shopping....................... :blink:

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And when was the last time a $500 piece of home electronics had a stainless steel case. This thing is feels like a specialist piece of electronics device built by a quality engineering shop, not some mass-produced Korean/Chinese shyte.

LOL it look like it's out of a set from Dr Who!! very surprised about the quality of the component output! :blink:

cheers laurie

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LOL it look like it's out of a set from Dr Who!! very surprised about the quality of the component output!  :blink:

cheers laurie

Hey Laurie

It supprised the crap out of me as well i can tell you this unit is built like a brickshit house and the have not scrimpt on the components

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hey all. please forgive my ignorance but whats the compisite AV input for?

moochy

Not having one I assume you can feed an external signal e.g. vcr/dvd and have one set of wires to the display which then means it must upconvert to component I stand to be corrected by either Glenn or Foghorn17!

cheers laurie

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moochy

Not having one I assume you can feed an external signal e.g. vcr/dvd and have one set of wires to the display which then means it must upconvert to component I stand to be corrected by either Glenn or Foghorn17!

cheers laurie

I dont think it will pass thought

The composite will be used for SD signal to the display and component for HD

But will test this out tomorrow night

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The composite will be used for SD signal to the display and component for HD

Glenn

It's an INPUT not an output!!

cheers laurie

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Sorry I haven't been around tonight folks, but I've started enjoying watching the footy again thanks to the AUSID... and tonight's state of origin game was a pearler (if you're from NSW).

I believe that laurie is correct the Composite input is for another tuner e.g. VCR, STB etc. and is used as the AUX input for the PIP function. I'm not sure whether it upscales or not as I haven't tried it yet.

EDIT: Just confirmed by reading the manual on page 13 that the composite input is indeed for VCR/DVD input, as are the 2 RCA Audio inputs. However, it still doesn't say whether it upscales.

Edited by Foghorn17

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Isn't this thing going to be a major PITA if you want to continue to use a single remote like the MX500?

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Glenn

It's an INPUT not an output!!

cheers laurie

To be honest i have nad not even looked at that until last night you are correct!!

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Sorry I haven't been around tonight folks, but I've started enjoying watching the footy again thanks to the AUSID... and tonight's state of origin game was a pearler (if you're from NSW).

I believe that laurie is correct the Composite input is for another tuner e.g. VCR, STB etc. and is used as the AUX input for the PIP function. I'm not sure whether it upscales or not as I haven't tried it yet.

EDIT: Just confirmed by reading the manual on page 13 that the composite input is indeed for VCR/DVD input, as are the 2 RCA Audio inputs. However, it still doesn't say whether it upscales.

Checked it late last night it does not appear to upconvert

Edit post

But does appear to clean up the composite signal

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Isn't this thing going to be a major PITA if you want to continue to use a single remote like the MX500?

No not really I have a IR input for it

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Deleted. glenncol beat me to it.

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imagine a whole ausid range of source equipment that small and commercial looking!

Then it will not work properly! sometimes design features causes problems! JMHO e.g the shielding in this product MUST be excellent would it be if it was made out of plastic!

cheers laurie

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Then it will not work properly! sometimes design features causes problems! JMHO e.g the shielding in this product MUST be excellent would it be if it was made out of plastic!

cheers laurie

Are you going to grab one

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Righto, the fella's at the Good guys in Castle Hill will beat the $500 price tag if you are prepared to go in the store.

I'm off shopping.......................  :blink:

Looks like I'm off to castle hill on Saturday!!

Will give them a call tomorrow

Cheers,

Scaven

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Hey glenncol, Just out of curiosity - How does the PQ of the AUSID box compare with the J35?

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Hey glenncol, Just out of curiosity - How does the PQ of the AUSID box compare with the J35?

I will be able to answer this shortly

I have not bothered to grab a J35 as yet but the re-release is due now at the end of june so i will grab one then.

Honestly until i do the side by side my plan is running the AUSID as everyday TV and the J35 just for PVR use

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Are you going to grab one

No Glenn have a Toshiba and a Digi box but when my dream display is finally released hopefully the AUSID will have HDMI :blink:

cheers laurie

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No Glenn have a Toshiba and a Digi box but when my dream display is finally released hopefully the AUSID will have HDMI  :P

cheers laurie

Mate you never know your luck but can tell you there is no difference between the AUSID component or the Teac DVI but hey with that being said imagine what a AUSID DVI would look like :blink:

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Mate you never know your luck but can tell you there is no difference between the AUSID component or the Teac DVI but hey with that being said imagine what a AUSID DVI would look like  :blink:

glen I tell you if ever the dvi port on my plasma gets gobbled by something else I sure hope theres something like this around that does true justice to component connection. Now why can't the likes of toppy get their component working as gorgeously as the audid has ?

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