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Sony IFB-HD: HDMI/Component Input Card

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DISCONTINUED
This product has been replaced by the more advanced Sony IFB-FULLHD (HDMI 1.3) card.
 


Sony IFB-HD
(With Gamma Circuit and
Infrared Remote Control)
 
DISCONTINUED
$395 USD
 


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Upgrade your Sony CRT projector by making it compatible with the latest HDMI digital video standards! Don't be stuck watching DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu-ray at only 480p! Add a digital HDCP-compliant HDMI input to your Sony CRT projector, allowing you to watch hi-def content at up to 1080p resolution!

Widescreen Review Magazine uses Moome HDMI cards in their reference theaters featuring Sony G90 and Runco 1200 CRT projectors.  "We love our 9-inch CRT projectors, even though we have our pick of the leading edge D-ILA, SXRD, and DLP projectors." - Gary Reber, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Widescreen Review

This card adds a digital HDMI and analog component (YCrCb) input to your Sony CRT projector, giving you the best image quality possible by providing a direct digital path from HDMI devices as well as support for older legacy component video devices. 

Features:

  • TWO INPUTS: 100% digital HDMI (female), Component YCrCb analog (3 female RCA connectors).
  • Auto-switches between inputs with user selectable priority setting.
  • Infrared remote control for switching between between inputs and adjusting gamma remotely.
  • Variable Gamma correction for absolutely perfect shadow details.
  • No crushed blacks (a problem on some sources when using DVI).
  • HDMI 1.1/1.2 and HDCP 1.0/1.1 compliant.
  • Uses an external high precision video DAC, producing an image that will a little sharper than the EXT-HD external version.

Works with any Sony projector, TV, or other product with an IFB slot, including:

  • VPH-1251, 1252, 1270, 1271, 1272, 1292 CRT projectors
  • VPH-D50 (with IFB slot), VPH-G70, VPH-G90 CRT projectors
  • PC-1270, 1271(M), 3000 switchers
  • RVP-6010Q Rear projection TV

Installation takes 5 minutes!

Need more information? See the Sony IFB-HD FAQ!
Visit the Moome Discussion/Support Forum

Questions should be directed to the PJI-HD company (Moome) at: moome@curtpalme.com
 

Reviews/Testimonials

"The HD-DVD player looks FANTASTIC! It looked blah through component and I was beginning to wonder what all the HD fuss was about. NOT ANYMORE! HDMI made a world of difference. LOVE IT!" - Wipron (Sony IFB-HD user)

"I just got my new high-end IFB-HD yesterday evening (Aug 28 '07) and got it installed today. I previously had a Moome IFB DVI card (got it in March ’06) and used it in my Sony G70. The upgrade is immediate and noticeable on several fronts:
- Shadow detail! There is now shadow detail in HD content,
- Quicker HDCP handshakes with finicky players like my Toshiba HD-A1,
- Even component looks a ton better. Gamma has a bit to do with it, but also signal looks ‘cleaner’,
- IR Control of inputs and minor gamma tuning is handy
- Gamma correction, I can actually see all the gradations in DVE-HD now.
Installing was straight forward, and worked right off the bat. Very happy with it. Even though it took a long time to receive, it was worth the wait. Thanks Moome, great work."
- JonFo (Sony IFB-HD user)

"This thing Rocks, Thanks Moome!!! I am seeing a much broader pallet of colors I have not seen before and the detail and sharpness are there. I love to look for the background detail in images and it is all there with this card and gives it that 3D look. Oh, but the colors. man!"  - DB Cooper (VIM-HD user)

"I ordered my Moome VIM-HD Deluxe (Marquee version) and received it exactly 2 weeks later - not bad at all I thought. I had a version 2 (non-gamma) Moome card already, so I was anxious to see the difference in this newest and greatest version. I first watched a variety of HD-TV and HD-DVD with the "old" card installed, just to refresh my eyes and brain as to the excellent quality of those images. In the meantime, I ran my new "Series-F" HDMI cable from BlueJeansCable.com from my equipment rack to my projector. Then I installed the new card in my Marquee and settled down with a frosty adult beverage to view. First, let me reiterate that I always have been impressed by the quality of the picture I got with the previous Moome card, both on cable HD-TV and from my Toshiba HD-A1 DVD player. I was a little apprehensive that I spent the $435 on a card that would simply be a replacement for what I already had. Well, I am happy to report that the picture is even better than before!!!! It is more than subtle that the colors and black levels are still there while the details in both dark and light scenes are more pronounced. I also see an increase in sharpness, which I was already more than happy with from the "old" card. I have more work to do in dialling in the gamma boost, but I wanted to let others know that this card is well worth the price and that they should place their order(s) for the upcoming batch of cards before they are sold out." - Gary (VIM-HD user)

"I am not by any stretch as critical a watcher as many here are, quoting numbers and percentages, just not in my bag of tricks yet. With that disclaimer I honestly can say I can no longer imagine my theater without a Moome card. ZERO installation issues. Zero hand shake issues and Absolutely stunning on screen images. I am a relative newbie to HT, my first was a well used D50 which to me opened my eyes to CRT and whetted my appetite for more. Now with my G70, 106" wide screen, Samsung BD-P1200, Toshiba HD-A2, Denon1600 SDI, DVDO iScan HD+, Monoprice switcher, Monoprice DVI to HDMI from iScan to Moome v 1.32 IFB-HD with Gamma, simply UNBELIEVABLE! Never a single hiccup. Well done Mr Moome. A great big thanks to you. Thumbsup!" - Ray (IFB-HD user)

"I received the card in under two weeks. After calibration of the Marquee and Iscan, i put in the dvd: Star wars 3. The colors are very good, and the sharpness wow!! Thanks to Moome" - Opno (VIM-HD user)

"Received my EXT box yesterday and hooked it up today. Only tested the component inputs and the picture looks much improved. As in sharper, darker and richer colors. Have not played with the Gamma yet. I replace Petr's transcoder with Moome's and very happy with it. Not knocking Petr's unit at all, it has performed great until now and will be my back up. Thanks Moome." - Whizzard94 (EXT-HD user)

"I plugged in the component input (no HDMI cables yet for my Sat box) and it works - seems sharper and more vibrant than my Key digital KD-CTCA2." - Ralpharch (EXT-HD user)

"First off I would not call myself an expert by any stretch of the imagination, but here's what I have seen so far, I have not gone thru all the adjustments, but component input seems on par with the Petr's transcoder I am using on my Barco 1209 port 5 input. As a reference point I pre-ordered directly from Moome in the last week of May or the first week of June. The postmark on the package was the 16th and it arrived here on the 18th, so pretty fast from Taiwan." - Guthrie4 (EXT-HD user)

"I just received my EXT boxes this Saturday. When I hook it up directly from my XA2 to the scaler, it works flawlessly with no hiccups or colorspace issues - clearly superior to using the analog component outputs from my XA2 into the scaler. The difference that Moome's new EXT-HD box made when feeding my scaler is far more than subtle - It is so apparent that it makes me think something was wrong with my [scaler's] analog input!" - Boilermaker (EXT-HD user)

"I was using the internal card and switched to the EXT box. The image is noticeably sharper with better black levels than the older generation IFB HDMI card. Definitely recommended." - HaydnG90 (EXT-HD user)

"I'd like to share my customer service experience that I have had over the past few weeks with Moome and his IFB-HD card. I recently had a electrical spike that took out my IScan VP20 scaler HDMI input, an HDMI cable, and Moome my IFB-HD card. I got thinking that this was going to be a tiresome and costly exercise of sending the card back to Moome in Taiwan. After 24 hours, my email was answered and an address, telephone number and instructions in it. Awesome! So i sent it off, hoping that I'd see my somewhat expensive piece of silicon back in my hands! Did the same with the VP20, although that only had to be sent to a local shop. After a few update emails from Moome, the card is now back in my hands some 4 weeks later. What a fantastic turnaround! I am simply amazed at how fast Moome was able to receive the card, diagnose and wait for parts, test and ship back to me! The main reason I'm writing this is to let people know out there that my experience with Moome and his company have been fantastic, and the customer service is next to none! I understand he is very busy with his company and yet still found the time to help me out. Thank you Moome! P.S. Still waiting on my VP20 to come back from the 'local' place here in Melbourne..." - Kurt (IFB-HD user)

"What can I say about Moome's after sales service, the man is very helpful and I can assure you his main concern after a sale is to look after his customer in difficulty. I am now running 1080i HDMI NOTICEABLY clearer than 1080i component now. Had to also set input setting from RGB to HD-RGB but bloody hell, what an amazing difference. 1080i through HDMI is a good 20% clearer than the best I had with component through the projector." - Adam (IFB-HD user)

"Just bought my THIRD Moome IFB-HD card. I've setup a couple CRT projector theaters for friends lately. They got interested in having a theater after watching movies in mine. When they find out the Moome card is what I use in my theater for HD goodness, they want a Moome card too. I really hope I NEVER have to live without a Moome IFB-HD. I know there are a lot of options out there, but for my money the Moome IFB-HD has won 3 separate times. Thanks again Mr Moome Thumbs-up!" - Ray

"The picture quality is amazing! Way better than before on my Sony 1272 by a long shot." - JKruger

"We were able to get the card up and running, and it looks great!" - Danny Richelieu, Managing Editor, Widescreen Review

Need more information? See the Sony IFB-HD FAQ!
Visit the Moome Discussion/Support Forum

Questions should be directed to the PJI-HD company (Moome) at: moome@curtpalme.com

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