At the higher end of the market, DVDO also sold the iScan VP50 and VP50 Pro. Originally retailing for thousands, these units are once again. The DVDO iScan VP is a high-definition video processor and A/V hub. This device converts standard or high definition from the user’s DVD Player, VCR, PVR. John checks out the DVDO iScan VP50PRO – a tasty THX Video certified and HDMI enabled video processor.

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Of course, given a less rigorous scaling ratio e. Comparing the mosquito removal of the two companies is quite difficult. The company who pioneered this idea Lumagen has been improving it throughout the years, and we’ve already seen similar features coming from companies like Pixel Magic in their Crystalio II product. No Longer Available Update Location close. In a way, this does complement the scaling algorithm in the unit. After all, a processor can only improve on something that hasn’t already been “corrupted” by another processor.

Other presets x, x, x, x, x ALISx, x 2x, x 2x, x, x With all features enabled the VP50 produces less than 3 frames of delay. The VP50 also adds a few more toys, some of which I found to be useful and some that require more work.

Picture quality PQ on all of these inputs is exceptionally clear, and I have not seen a particular problem with those inputs. Enter new zip code to refresh ddo delivery time. The advantages are clear, but the main disadvantage was recent findings that in some combinations of sources and receivers, there were a few issues like audio dropouts, noise bursts, and other problems.

And when HDMI 1.

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Essentially, matching these two halves will help to optimize performance. The HD “Ducky Lucky” algorithms take the ABT and push it slightly further – they further sican the already tiny number of cases that I watch a display and mention how bad the image looks. I used several HD sources and content, including i60, i50 2: Subscribe to Receive Articles.

It just needs a better box design to go along with it for those users. However, there are quite a few situations where you can’t really conform to that requirement. As the VP50 does not have 5.


For vpp50 more detailed discussion of this issue, check out our big feature on the subject here. Just like the VP30 add-on, which supports crazy cadences, and maintains a proper lock – so cp50 the VP If you wanted to force your projector to display a 2. I can’t think of where this might be useful.

The VP50’s left rear isxan. These headphone-like connections allow you to control external equipment, such as opening and closing your front projector’s screen, controlling a motorized anamorphic lens, or even dimming down your ambient lights. This allows you to get unprecedented picture quality out of your set-top box or HD receiver, and results in a cleaner, sharper picture with far fewer deinterlacing artifacts.

The anamorphic lens will then squeeze the data down to 2. For those with projectors that will not change the aspect ratio of material sent over an HDMI link, this is a life-saving feature that enables the use of an anamorphic lens for iscaan.

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Scaling is good, but I do find it a tad soft and would hope that ABT invests more research into including a scaling algorithm that is sharper, particularly when scaling up i to p.

The image is simply maximized to the best the source can be shown, without uscan artifacts to the mix.

If you have ever noticed a film where an actor’s words don’t match his lips, this will correct the problem. As beta versions were released, a continual improvement in the unit’s picture quality and stability were clearly noticeable.

Like I said, I am not convinced the difference is night and day, I would say that it’s far closer to optimal than what you would get without a processor in the middle. It can be set to either off, on, or it can be linked to Lens. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. The other kind puts everything right in front where everyone can ask why that person let’s use me as an example has fifteen different boxes doing what most people dcdo need four pieces of equipment to do.

As far as video is concerned, we tested the effects of HDMI 1.

DVDO iScan VP50 Video Processor Review

Details were extra ordinarily crisp. It still needs some dveo audio glitches, aspect ratio, some features like the overscanbut it’s probably the best deal for the cash at this point in time, particularly for anyone needing HD de-interlacing. Advanced Features Iscxn unit includes a number of advanced features and controls vp5 maintain the quality of your audio and video signals.


The VP50 added HD processing to the mix — capable of de-interlacing i, as well as cadences in p that could be utilized towards generating genlocked outputs to the original 24fps frame rate. For time-sensitive applications isvan video games, “Game Mode” cuts this time down even further.

I would expect that the reason behind this is that most i content has fairly good cadence locks. Feeding SD content to such a display, particularly one that has letterbox marks shows clear ringing that iacan the result of a less than ideal scaling algorithm.

This is a sharpening or softening tool depending on the settingwhich has a wide range of values and can either counteract some of the detail loss that can be inherent in compressed images or even the mosquito vddo side effect.

Control over the first one is not given, and it simply turns on and off depending on the VP50 Pro ‘s standby condition on when the unit is turned on, off when it is turned off. However, even when I fed the plasma interlaced sources, it did pretty good on its own. The audio inputs serve as both a switch and a lipsync delay engine that adapts itself to the source as necessary. Deinterlacing is a standard feature in projectors and most DVD players, and deinterlacing quality dvdk been improving consistently over the past few years to the point where most projectors do a wonderful job.

Technically speaking, some of the VP50 Pro features were originally intended for the VP50 hence the lack of a model number increment to something like VP60but could not be fitted into the VP50’s more limited hardware specification. The image that was processed by the VP50 was cleaner and more attractive than the direct connection from disc player to projector. As the Pioneer plasma supports 72 Hz, I tried this, but saw no real benefit projector vp05 will probably see a slightly better image with less judder.

I’m not sure I can really quantify how much better one is from the other, I can only say that the two algorithms are different.