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Upgrades for DV88+ ?

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by stevebez, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. stevebez

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    This Prog scan "upgrade" for the 88+ is a bit confusing for me. Does the 88+ not altready provide prog scan capability ? Does the upgrade use different techonolgy or how is this implemented?

    I think its great that Arcam provide upgrade paths for their kit, but I think it is fairly pointless when you consider how much the upgrades cost. £300 for a DVD-A upgrade is just silly - I can sell my 88+ and get a 89 for much less.

    Upgrades are great Arcam, but can't you do something about the pricing?

    Rgds Steve.
     
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    The DV88+ uses the Vaddis 5 for deinterlacing. The Arcam progressive scan upgrade adds the Silicon Image SiI504 deinterlacer. The SiI504 is a superior deinterlacer, and one of the best on the market. It's also the one used in the FMJ DV27A.

    Doing the PS upgrade essentially brings video performance of the DV88+ to FMJ DV27 level. You also end up with two component outputs, the original plus a new one for the SiI504. This allows you to have simultaneous progressive and interlaced output on the DV88+.

    I had the upgrade done and am very pleased with the improved video. I recently compared it to the newer DV79 over HDMI. I still like my upgraded DV88+ better.

    Others have also had the upgrade with good results.

    FYI: this upgrade does not add DVD-A capability. DVD-A is an entirely seperate upgrade for the DV88+.

    Dean
     
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    What is the cost for the SI prog scan upgrade ? Can this only be done at the factory ?

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    In the U.S. is $600. Don't know the U.K. price (350?).

    It's a dealer fit. Easy, takes 15 minutes.

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