Pioneer TREX video scaling - what is it?

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  1. Angelis

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    Anyone know what "TREX video scaling" is.

    I'm thinking of getting either Pioneer DV-668AV or a DV-868AVi. According to AV-sales website the 668 is "Not quite so gobsmacking as the 868 due to the lack of TREX video scaling".

    I coul'nt find any reference to it on the Pioneer website.

    What is it and is it worth it?

    Thanks
     
  2. KraGorn

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    AFAIK it's the name of the scaling chip the 868 has on its' HDMI output.

    It works quite well but a stand alone deinterlacer/scaler should do better when fed interlaced via HDMI.
     
  3. Angelis

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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    I say should because as yet there are no scalers capable of that, however they should be 'real soon now' :) .. some comments on this were posted last week, both Lumagen and DVDO are about to release updates to their scalers to accept 480i/576i feeds via HDMI, at that point in time TREX should be obsolete really so you may be better of with a 686 if that does anything else you need.
     
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    I was told today that the 868 can output at 750 (whatever?) with the 435 XDE plasma?
     

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