New Silicon Image Chipset...

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  1. Scott_R_K

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    I hope that this isn't old news , but I haven't seen anything on this here yet . SI is replacing the SiI503 with the SiI504 immediately by the read of it...
    http://www.siimage.com/press/08_21_01.asp
    I'm hoping that this chipset and whatever the "new" MPEG decoder is that is in the new Denon DVM-4800 will see its way into a re-vamped DVD-2800 (maybe 2801 ?). Can someone read the exerpt below and tell me if the text is describing "scaling" from the new chip...
    "...The SiI 504 includes a host of features designed to simplify integration. The SiI504 generates all of the clocks required for most applications from a video input clock featuring a single, new phase locked loop (PLL), as opposed to the three internal PLLs required by the SiI 503. While the SiI 503 requires the use of external discrete logic components, the SiI 504 can directly generate 16-bit 4:2:2
    YCrCb digital video output without external hardware. During Squeeze Mode, the SiI 504 is able to generate sidebars with a variety of gray levels on the "squeezed" video output using internal logic. This is a simpler and more elegant solution for reducing the potential for burn-in problems. For optimal flexibility, these latter two features can either be disabled or enabled upon power up. "
    There is also an ongoing legal battle between SI and Genesis Corp over rights to some new technology . I wonder if that had anything to do with Denon's decision on the gm6020 de-interlacer for the 4800 ?
    Stay in touch ,
    Scott.................................
     
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    I asked this question at www.avsforum.com
    It seems as though in reality, there will not be any noticeable picture improvement between the 503 and
    504.
    http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum23/HTML/001636.html
     
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    Thanks Chris . I must have missed your post at AVS . Sometimes not enough time for all the threads . Do you think this chipset will allow for scaling ?
    Scott................
     
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