You ARE missing a major improvement in PQ for HD channels. You will need some kind of transcoder or video processor to go from component to VGA. Check Key Digital among others.
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I've connected the VESA to component adaptor and there is a slight improvement over the S-Video connection, although not real drastic.
Here's another question; I'm up to about 3,300 hours on the original bulb. Should I get another one for $300, or just get a new projector. I mean, this projector one was only about $900, after rebates, brand new.
Did you set your cable box for 1080i or 720p? Also, hi-def TV quality is better on some channels, than others.
Not all hi-Def is equal...to bad really.
I'm in the same boat as you regarding the X-1 lamp...I've had mine for around 6 years?, same lamp. (guess I should check the hours).
I'd like to pick up the Sanyo PLV-Z5. I set one up for someone a few months back...very good for the money!
A new bulb will improve the picture, probably... as good as it was out of the box.
"color wheel or something else will crap out right after I get a new bulb"
That would be a bummer! You could probably sell the bulb at Ebay though?....get some of your money back.
That said, My Infocus X-1 has been good to me (not a single problem) and, hi-def does look "at least, very good" on my X-1...however, it does "not" compare to a true hi-def projector.
The newer generation of projectors are a big step up, and prices are falling fast there. IMO, it's the software (hi-def dvd) and program providers (comcast) that are not yet up to snuff.
I hope to get by "as is" for another year...knock on wood, and then make the switch.