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Secrets - DV29 deinterlacer not as good as DV27A

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by cybersoga, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. cybersoga

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    Link to Secrets DVD Benchmark Dec 04

    Given the choice, i'd rather have analogue output with a good deinterlacer (27A) than digital output with an avarage/below average deinterlacer (DV29).

    *edit* forgot to mention, if your intention is to use a sepeate scaler, the DV29 would be a better option because it can pass Digital YCbCr 4:2:2 via HDMI - perhaps that's what Arcam were thinking?
     
  2. General Skanky

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    That's the one point neatly skipped around in this month's issue of HiFi Choice.
     
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    DVD Benchmark is a very fair review IMO.

    When this model was announced the removal of Silicon Image (major cost saving) but with inclusion of HDMI (can't cost as much as SiI504) I was amazed that price was same as DV27A.

    The only reason I would consider this player would be if I was outputting the interlaced signal from MPEG decoder to a dedicated external deinterlacer/scaler as cybersoga mentioned; as a high-end "prog-scan" player to use the Vaddis 5 for MPEG decoding and deinterlacing would put me off purchasing because plenty of other players in the same price range have much better deinterlacing capabilities.

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