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Faroudja Introduces Two New Digital HD Video Processors and New 1080p D-ILA Package Print E-mail
Monday, 30 August 2004
Faroudja is introducing two powerful new HD Digital Video Processors and a new high-resolution D-ILA Projector Package at the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo 2004, in Indianapolis. The DVP1080 Processor combines high bandwidth HDTV processing with numerous other features, including selectable output resolution, HDTV cross-conversion, Faroudja's video enhancement technologies, and HDCP compatibility.

The DVP1080 employs a new circuit board design for processing high-bandwidth, High Definition at 1080i interlaced resolution and converting it to 1920 x 1080p progressive. The DVP1080 offers a high bandwidth mode, which converts 1080i to 1080p without aspect ratio or level controls (such as brightness, contrast, etc.) to keep the high-definition signal as pure as possible. A second mode offers cross-conversion capabilities (1080i or 720p to 1366 x 768 for plasma monitors, for example) plus full level and aspect ratio controls.

The DVP1080 also converts standard definition 480i NTSC, 576i PAL sources to the display's native resolution for improved HDTV performance, bypassing the display's internal processing. Digital signal information is sent from the processor to the display's Digital Video Interface (DVI) at the digital display's optimized resolution.

Additional features include Faroudja's DCDi (Directional Correlational Deinterlacing), 3:2 pull-down, TrueLife Enhancement, HDTV transcoding, DVI digital signal pass-through, and RS232 control. The DVP1080 also stores up to 16 display profiles, allowing multiple displays to benefit from a single DVP10180 processor, including plasma, DLP, LCD, D-ILA and CRT displays.

The DVP1510 HD Digital Video Processor is the next generation version from the DVP1500 Processor offering new front panel industrial design and HDCP compatibility. The DVP1510 shares many of the features found in the DVP1500, including High Definition cross-conversion, and adds an Internal DVD drive with the audiophile audio stage. The internal drive maintains a pure digital connection from the source, through the processor and to the display via DVI connectivity to enhance image quality.

The DILA-1080pHD Digital Projector Package is a D-ILA projector featuring a new three-chip design offering 1920 x 1080 native resolution, 2000:1 contrast ratio, and a wide 16:9 aspect ratio for full High Definition reproduction. The DILA-1080pHD is individually aligned and "Theater Optimized" by William Phelps for accuracy and performance. Mr. Phelps is known throughout the high-end theater community for his specialized proprietary software and set-up techniques.

The projector's firmware is modified for proper operation with any of Faroudja's HD Digital Video Processors, one of which is included with each projector package. By pre-aligning each system, Faroudja can deliver a Home Theater experience for every installation without requiring a on-site video calibration expert.

The DILA-1080pHD is expected to be available in October with Faroudja's new DVP1080 Digital Video Processor. The suggested retail price will be announced at the CEDIA trade show September 2004.

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