Are the other DVD manufacturers paying attention?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Troy LaMont, Aug 13, 2001.

  1. Troy LaMont

    Troy LaMont Supporting Actor

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    So you'd think that by now, the hardware manufacturers what offer progressive scan DVD players would be on the ball and fix a lot of the problems that we consumers have pointed out.
    We always hear about new models in the works that taught this technology or that new feature, but many have yet to get the basics right (correct 3:2 pulldown, chroma sampling), although a couple have come close.
    Does anyone know if any other hardware manufacturers are paying attention and working on a fix for the ailment their players have?
    Troy
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  2. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    Handling 3-2 pulldown correctly and getting around the chroma problem are extremely difficult.
    Granted, it is easy for players to pick out the white flags from the DVD data and assemble progressive scan frames in accordance with 3-2 pulldown but every now and then the flags are wrong or if the sourc is not film based. This separates the men from the boys. THe player logic has to fall back on good de-interlacing techniques that take hints from the video content to construct the progressive frames. Many player manufacturers won't go to the expense to do this yet because they believe their overall profit will be better that way. There are still a lot of consumers who after they see "progressive scan" in the advertising, snap up that player.
    The chroma bug also needs proper logic to fix. This too is expensive.
    Many player and TV manufacturers do not make their own de-interlacing chips. So far players that use Silicon Image chipsets (iScan innards) have received extremelhy good reviews. In 2000, Genisys chipset players have received not quite as good reviews.
    So we folks are still going to have to shop around to find out who is doing the 3-2 pulldown sensing and fixing the chroma bug for a not too exorbitant price. Like HDTV sets, give it some time and the prices will come down for super high quality equipment.
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    [Edited last by Allan Jayne on August 14, 2001 at 06:26 AM]
     
  3. Troy LaMont

    Troy LaMont Supporting Actor

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    So our expectations are to sit it out and hope the next generation of player has been corrected?
    That blows!
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