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Arcam DV78

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by simoncope, Sep 14, 2003.

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    Has anyone got to see the new Arcam DiVa DV78 yet? We saw it on Arcam's stand at CEDIA Indy last week (along with the AVR300), but didn't see it in action.
     
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    Can you give any specs for the AVR300? Does it do up-conversion/transcoding?
     
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    The only thing I know about it is that it will have Dolby Prologic IIx
     
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    You are joking aren't you? I presume you're talking about video processing of some sort - most Audio Visual processors are actually nothing of the sort; they are audio processors with a video switcher thrown in. What goes in is what comes out.

    There are rare exceptions (Tag McLaren AV192R as an example), but on the whole AV processors and receivers don't even decode composite to s-video, let alone do any de-interlacing or scaling of any sort.
     
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    Rare exceptions, hmm ARV192, Denon AVR3803, Pioneer AX10, Onkyo NR801E although these are a few, they are all the latest versions of AV amps from these companies.

    I fully expect video transcoding to be as ubiquitous as Dolby Digital, and cannot believe that Arcam is going to ignore the market trend.
     
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    I have been assured by a source at arcam that there will be video upconversion. I don't know if it will only be to S-Video or if it will be to component. My guess is it will be component as the estimated retail price will be around £1200

    Note that most of the new Yamaha range has upconversion to S-video (RXV540,640,740) and Denon have just announced AVR1804 which will also have upconversion to S-Video
     
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    Thanks for the info. Have you any idea about the timing of an official announcement and shipping date?
     
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    Sorry I should have made myself clearer. I was talking about the AVR300.
     
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    Sorry for the delay.
    I think the AVR300 won't be available until January 2004 and will be around £1100
     

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