The input panel accepts one cable for each signal type (composite, S-video, component, RGBHV and DVI). The RGB input accepts progressive-scan and high-definition component (YprPb) signals from DVD players or HDTV tuners. You’ll probably need an outboard switcher (audio/video preamp or receiver) to route multiple video sources.
A sexy solution would incorporate an outboard video processor like the Runco CLP ($1,995), which would accept all your video inputs, convert the various signals to match with the projector’s resolution, and then transmit the signal
via a single digital (DVI)
Then again, the outboard unit would duplicate much of the projector’s excellent internal processing. Anything other than the CLP may not do this as well as the projector. On its own, the projector converts regular video material, be it from DVD or other sources, to the DMD’s native resolution with a slight loss in resolution, which is about the only drawback. Film-based material is handled well, with no jagged edges or other artifacts common to the process. The resulting picture is solid
An outboard box would also eliminate the ability to use the display’s picture-in-picture function. With multiple sources connected to the unit, you can select one for the full-screen view and another to watch in a small side window. Granted, this is a common feature on regular televisions, but it’s rare
for a projector.