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The latest PlayStation 3 2.4x firmware update added more than just the long-awaited in-game XMB access. Upscaling from Blu-ray discs is now supported, allowing the system to deinterlace 1080i to 1080p on its own, if you have a homemade BDAV formatted disc recorded in less-than-full HD. Retail Blu-ra...

July 11th 2008 at 3:31pm 0 Comments
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How can Gefen improve its GefenTV line of equipment? Adding Silicon Optix's Realta HQV processor and pricing it at $699 would appear to be a good start. Originally shown at CES, the Home Theater Scaler Pro takes any source via its dual HDMI 1.3, component, S-video or composite inputs and upscales t...

February 11th 2008 at 10:24pm 0 Comments
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Silicon Optix has finally released their HQV test disc for HD DVD and Blu-ray players -- the one that showed how much resolution many HDTVs aren't displaying -- to consumers. Unlike the Digital Video Essentials HD DVD released earlier this year, calibration is not what this tool is designed for, it...

June 8th 2007 at 3:48pm 0 Comments
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While Toshiba's latest HD DVD player, the HD-XA2, should finally be shipping today, Silicon Optix has dropped more details on its Reon-VX chip that enables 1080p output. As mentioned previously, instead of outputting 1080i, the HQV chip deinterlaces the 1080i signal within the player itself using pe...

January 3rd 2007 at 1:22pm 0 Comments
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ATI has been putting chips in HDTVs and set-top boxes for a while now, and at IFA recently they announced their latest, the Xilleon 260. This system-on-a-chip processor is a single chip solution that will power "full HD" or 1080p HDTVs for worldwide markets. It handles HD deinterlacing, 3D comb filt...

September 6th 2006 at 12:47pm 0 Comments