Best Mpeg chipset

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  1. Agent 86

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    Which is the best Mpeg chipset? Which DVD players have this?

    Any replies gratefully received.

    Cheers,
    Tim
     
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    Some manufacturers create their own mpeg decoding chips but a common top end solution is a zoran valddis chip with a seperate de-interlacer instead of using the embedded de-interlacer. Thats how Arcam does it anyway.

    The same chipset can be found in quite cheap players but really its how good the design around the chip is with regard other critical components and timing overall. Often the zoran valddis can be used with many different components including varying amounts of memory. The development of SOC (system on a chip) chips is creating very high standards of dvd decoding because they integrate so much functionality.
     
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    Thank you Bonzobanana,
    in the situation where you just want to extract interlaced 4: 2: 2 digital component video to onpass to an external video processor, I guess that the Zoran Valdis would still be the chipset to look out for.

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    Good info on the Hometheatre web site re CUE on this. The 'Pannasonic' chipset is well regarded as it is CUE free and moddable. The Pantera chipset is also excellent (Tag) but isn't modable for SDI etc but again is CUE free.

    To be honest there have been many good advances in MPEG decoding over the last few years and the CUE issue is over egged and I like the Vadis version, warts and all.

    Lots of good chipsets nowdays, depends what you want it for really.
     

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