A small summary of dvd players launched in the IFA Berlin 2003. All the information are from www.areadvd.de where some pictures are also available. The translation was made with babelfish. There are some interesting players from Pioneer, Denon and MAS! Happy Reading. Wasabi. PIONEER DV-868AVi DV-668AVi 868 has both i.LINK and HDMI while 668 has only HDMI HDMI enables the new Pioneer Player to transmit highly soluble graphic data and a 2-Kanal stereo tone with 5 Gigabit per second with only one interwiring directly and with absolutely loss-free to the screen. In order to be able to use the data transmission rate of the HDMI interface also optimally, the 868 accommodates a new chip with the designation "t-Rex". This chip takes over the function of a high speed video Scalers, which PAL of picture signals of 720 x projects 576 on highly soluble 1280 x of 720 pixels, whereby even conventional video material is revalued clearly. Both models support DVD audio and SACD beside DVD video also and spend PAL progressive ones. The 668 is appropriate by its HDMI interface for highest image quality. The DV-86ÅVi as king model of this series, unites interface the best from both worlds, in equipment, which offers highest requirements with that to picture and tonwiedergabe with HDMI and iLINK. Both new DVD Player should be available starting from autumn, an exact price are not yet known. MARANTZ DV4400 MRRP 299 DV6400 MRRP 599 Handles both SACD and DVD-A, and has both scart and component inputs. SONY Apart from 730,930 and 999 which there is plenty information on, they launched DVP-M50 for only 199. They have even included JPEG viewer on this. 10-Bit/54MHz Video D/A converter, scart input, and only 360mm wide. ONKYO DV-SP8000 gets a Pal progressive upgrade. The identification is via a blue sticker on the front. Players already bought can have it upgraded through certain service centers. It includes both a software and hardward modification. More information on which service centers that have the correct equipment will be announced later. DV-SP501 299 ExperienCinema Technology to guarantee a very good picture and sound quality. Direct digitally Path and VLSC (Vector linear Shaping Circuitry) technologies. DENON DVD-A11 2499 AL24 processing plus for all six channels with two SHARC Hammerhead DSPs Integrated Dolby digital and DTS decoders Bass management for DVD audio and SACD with variable frequency Time Alignment (run time correction) for DVD audio and SACD Faroudja FLI2310 De-Interlacer for progressive Scan (PAL and NTSC) Two12 bits/216 MHz video D/A transducer ADV7310 (Interlaced/Progressive) 24 bits/192 kHz audio D/A transducer HDCD decoder DENON link and IEEE1394 exit for highly soluble, more-canal digital tone preparation Dvi D (HDCP) interface 8 MT buffer memories for no-break Layerchange Pure Direct mode DVD-2200 799 Integrated Dolby digital and DTS decoders Bass management for DVD audio and SACD with variable frequency Silicon Image SIL504 De-Interlacer für Progressive Scan (PAL und NTSC) Time Alignment (run time correction) for DVD audio and SACD 12 bit/108 MHz video D/A transducer ADV7300 (Interlaced/Progressive) 24 bits/192 kHz audio D/A transducer HDCD decoder Dvi D (HDCP) interface 8 MT buffer memories for no-break Layerchange Pure Direct mode DVD-1400 549 Integrated Dolby digital and DTS decoders Bass management for DVD audio and SACD with variable frequency Time Alignment (run time correction) for DVD audio and SACD 54 MHz video D/A transducer 24 bits/192 kHz audio D/A transducer Pure Direct mode MAS (www.mas.de) XORO HSD 400 119 ESS CHIP VGA output for direct connection to a monitor or projector. Plays all DivX formats including DivX3.11, XviD, Ogg Vorbis, VCD, SVCD, CD, MP3, Kodak Picture CD, JPEG.