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Arcam DV27 information now available

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by lmccauley, Jan 9, 2001.

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  1. lmccauley

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    I just noticed this on Arcam's news page and thought it would be of interest:

    "The DV27 supports all the major interlaced video connection standards, with component, RGB, S-VHS and composite outputs. All video signal paths use the best quality video op-amps instead of transistors for superior bandwidth and distortion. Additionally, state of the art progressive scan video output is provided for use with suitable projectors and other display devices. The progressive scan decoder board, designed and built by Arcam, uses Silicon Image's SiI503 motion adaptive de-interlacer chipset, with "DVDO Pure Progressive" technology - this is arguably the most advanced solution available on the market today and is visibly superior to the de-interlacers incorporated into all currently available Japanese DVD players. The SiI503 uses advanced algorithms for 2:3 pulldown and video mode detection, coupled with 4 field storage of video and sophisticated motion interpolation, to deliver top quality artifact free progressive scan digital video even under adverse conditions. This is converted back to analogue vvideo with an Analog Devices ADV7196 triple 11 bit video DAC running at a sampling rate of 54 MHz, and is followed with top quality wide bandwidth video buffers for the Y, Pr and Pb component video outputs, to ensure state of the art video quality. This chipset supports both 480p and 576p video standards and YUV to RGB transcoding. To comply with current licensing standards only 480p YUV is available, but the player will in principle be able to provide the other types of output via a firmware upgrade should this be appropriate in future.

    The suggested retail price of the DV27 is expected to be £1500/US $2500 and is part of the FMJ series styling; the DV27 will be available from the end of May 2001in black or silver and comes with the new custom tooled Arcam remote control."

    So, it looks like they're planning on PAL progressive output as a potential upgrade should the macrovision standards be sorted out.

    I wonder if they'll do a PS upgrade for the DV88?

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    Liam


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    Same pro-scan chip as the Denon DVD 2800 then.

    The DV88 should be upgradebale because it has a 'spare' panel on the back, there is also a 'spare' audio panel for the extra DVD-A output.

    Rick

    PS We will be selling the DVD player when it is available.

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    Is that a good thing, or not?

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