i.Link (Firewire) on Pioneers latest DVD Players

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  1. YJ

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    i.Link (Firewire) on Pioneers latest DVD Players

    Just read this press release about Pioneer's latest additon to their elite range.

    http://www.3dsoundsurge.com/press/pr2297.html

    excerpts from press release:

    The i.Link technology is an industry standardized format, allowing for greater compatibility with other four-pin IEEE 1394 input connections. The DV-47Ai is a great product on its own because of playback capabilities, high- video resolution output, and utilization of i.Link for high-bandwidth audio connectivity. It can be further enhanced this fall when combined with Pioneer's VSX-49TXi, with its dual i.Link inputs that will enable the DV-47Ai to be used to its fullest potential.

    The DV-47Ai and DV-45A will be available in fall of 2002 at a suggested retail price of $1200 and $700 respectively.

    It would be interesting to see firewire being adopted more by consumer electronic companies on a wider range of goods.

    Then again USB2.0 & DVI may start to appear on things like DVD Players and TVs, since no royalties needs to be given, unlike Firewire.

    But at these prices I doubt that this will affect many.


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    I'd rather it was firewire that was used than usb 2.0.
     
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    Seen a few Japanese players with DVI here in Taiwan ...
     
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    I've heard a lot talk about DVI but never seen it in action or even read reviews on it. Again Intel's behind it and no royalties need to be paid to Intel to implement it.

    The idea behind DVI is great, simply letting the Digital signal be converted to analog on the final stage.

    Do you think TVs could have DVI inputs, and through that also offer Progessive Scan or have miss understood?

    I don't suppose DVI allows Daisy-Chaining, like Firewire or USB?


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    I think there are specialist companies that mod dvd players for dvi. Also, doesn't dvi not have any macrovision etc which I think leads to it not being on more systems (?).
     
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    I think the problem with DVI is that it doesn't carry audio (correct me if I am wrong). Seen some plasmas here with DVI input and I believe it carries a PS signal, too (though NTSC is the preferred format here).
     

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