Harman Kardon DVD 25

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  1. ReTrO

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    Does anyone know which deinterlacing chipset the HK DVD 25 uses?

    Cheers
     
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    Apparantly it uses a Silicon Image chipset as used with the IScan Pro. If so, it should provide great de-interlacing and may even be PAL Progressive hackable.
     
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    It's been reviewed in the July issue what video & tv it was a "best buy"

    James
     
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    groundy... where did you read this?

    I think you'll find this is NOT the case...

    Mediamatics (?) is mentioned in at least 2 reviews I've read... certainly it doesn't have the Silicon Images logo on the front of the player.

    I agree though.. it does sound an interesting player.

    nobody seemed very interested less than a week ago though.
    see this thread at http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=38632 when Ian & I posted..
    probably would make sense to switch any posts to this
    since it has some useful web links and the info on the pal progressive scan articles/ mentions.
     
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    MartinCo:

    It may not be the case that the HK DVD25 uses a Silicon Images chipset. I came across that information when I was looking in to the player a few months back. It was on a website reviewing the US version of the player which may be different but this is unlikely. I'll try and find it again but on another note, I came across a few US outlets selling the player for as low as $263 :eek:. It could be worth importing at that price, especially since it's hackable via downloadable firmware updates.

    What Video & TV gave it a good review but NEVER trust reviews. I remember reading your thread on the subject as this player is definately on my shortlist for when I next upgrade. The clincher would be if it can also be hacked for PAL Progressive. :)
     
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    have a look at the other thread - already one website is advertising the hkardon dvd25 as pal progressive.

    as well as what vid&tv, HCC also has a review this month.
    gets a good write up also.
     
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    Just checked them out mate. It does indeed look like it can do PAL Progressive :D.

    What's the best UK price you've seen this player for?
     
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    The retail of the HK 25 is £350. It's dropped £100 in the last few months as its their only DVD player at the moment. They are bring another out for £450 soon which is the same but with DVD-A playback.

    If it used the SiL chipset I think you would notice.
     

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