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help needed with my arcam dv88

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by Twan1, Dec 27, 2004.

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  1. Twan1

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    i bought an arcam dv88 about 2 years ago, i then had it upgraeded by arcam with the progressive scan board.

    Can anyone tell me what mpeg decoder it has or how i can find out??

    I would also like to know if it can send an interlaced signal as am planning to get it sdi modifeid to run into a lumagen hdp.

    (i've been advised this would be the best option rather than buying a new arcam 79 or 27a, picture quality is my main concern?????)
     
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    He asked about the MPEG decoder, not the deinterlacer.

    If it's an original DV88, it has a Zoran Vaddis 3 MPEG decoder. The later DVD Plus models have the Zoran Vaddis 5 MPEG decoder. The Vaddis 5 provides double duty as a deinterlacer, although a Vaddis 5 DV88 Plus can also accept the SiI504 PS upgrade (I have such an upgraded DV88 Plus).

    The Vaddis 3 players have firmware 1.x something and the Vaddis 5 players have higher versioned firmware, now up to 5.13.0.

    I believe this info is right. Sometime feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

    Not sure about an upgraded DV88, but a DV88 Plus with the SiI504 PS upgrade has 2 sets of component outputs. The original output that provides interlaced-only video from the Vaddis, and a second set on the PS board that provides deinterlaced-only video from the SiI504. The player can output both interlaced and deinterlaced video simultaneously.

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