Don't mean to overtly question pricing strategy, however , current $ ER is approx 1.85 to 1 add 20% max for import duty and 17.5% for VAT and we are still looking at £1800 for the HDPro, so the unit is still selling at approx 10% premium on the maufacturer MRSP!!!! Are there additional costs that I am overlooking?
Why doesn't any manufacturer put 2 DVI outputs on a video processer? It is quite common these days to have both a projector and plasma. DVI to both would be the best option. An external splitter is just messy.
With regards to the pricing, I think the UK pricing is very fair when comparing with the US pricing.
1080i de-interlacing means new chip for scaling. Or are we talking additional chip here? Lumagen is one of very few products that does correct PAL. It would be shame if something like that would change.
I also hope it is real motion-adoptive 1080 deinterlacing.
Gordon, have you seen it in action?
I'm not sure if I can explain all that is happening with regard to the processing (yet) but I can say that PAL de-interlacing will be at least the equal of the current models at a very minimum......
1080i will have film mode detection for 1080i to start. More info when I confirm I can tell you.
I have not seen a unit yet. The pre-production firmware wont be ready till early April anyway. I will have a hardware sample very very soon......
OK Jim has posted about what they are doing for processing so here goes.
They all have SIL504 inside for PAL SD de-interlacing from offset. HD will have 2:2 and 2:3 recognition straight away in HDP and Pro for film source material. Just as they have improved image quality over time with current units so they will with these. Per pixel motion adaptive de-interlacing for HD sources will be added as will the same for SD.
When they have achieved superior performance than SIL504 for SD the firmware will turn that chipset off as well.
1920x1080 will be processed and output at full resolution.
HD-Leeza still is great at what it does. Those who went to Event saw how good it can be when working within its abilities. I do agree though that for us over in Europe this does look like it could be a go-er.