Parasound D1 - Inexplicably Awesome

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  1. Chuck C

    Chuck C Cinematographer

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    http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/004341.html
    pic and spec included at the site.
    For the lazy:
    single chip PC with Linux
    -DVI !!
    -PAL/NTSC progressive perfect Filmode 3:2 pulldown + PAL
    -Fil-mode,Game-mode,Camera-mode
    -professional Videoscaler for multiple sources
    -Scaler for multiple formats SVGA to QXGA(480P,576P,720P,1080i....)
    -Input-Section for FBAS-, S-Video- and even YUV-sources
    you can finally scale your tuner to 720P :)
    -4:3 on a 16:9 screen
    -Digital picture shifting
    -width and height of picture can be changed
    -Delaytimes for progressive signals (sync)selectable
    -Gamma can be changes in 256 steps
    -D1 will memorize picture"tweaks" for 5000 dvd's!!!!
    -MP3
    -HDCD
    -multichannel SACD
    -multichannel DVD-Audio
    -THX Ultra certification for picture and sound
    -5 digital outputs for up to 24bit/192 kHz
    -16 symmetric and asymmetric XLR-/Cinch-outputs for analog 7.1-sound
    -two RS232 interfaces
    -LCD display on front panel of D1
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    [Edited last by Chuck C on September 07, 2001 at 11:32 PM]
     
  2. Trevor Schell

    Trevor Schell Supporting Actor

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    Inexplicably Awesome is absolutely right.
    I see an upgrade hitting hard in the near future. [​IMG]
    Stunning! [​IMG]
    That one has Steven Simon written all over it. [​IMG]
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    [Edited last by Trevor Schell on September 07, 2001 at 11:15 PM]
     
  3. John Morris

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    Beautiful... but it's gonna cost around $4-5K? In that ballpark is the MC-12 and a bunch of others which are also very nice.
    Man I wish I was wealthy... [​IMG]
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  4. Chuck C

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  5. Jay Mitchosky

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    This was announced some time ago. There is a lower end model being released as well (D2?) that does not have the LCD and a few other things.
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    Trevor,
    Yeah OK!!!! [​IMG]
    Latest upgrade was yesterday... I installed the HD dish and HD Decoder!!!! I'm dialed in with High Def!!!
    Pic is Jaw dropping!!!
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  7. Espen Braathen

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    With the D1 basically being a computer with a DVD-ROM drive I wonder how they are going to handle SACD playback (which they claim will be incorporated)?
    As far as I know no DVD-ROM drive can read or process the various pit modulted watermarks, thus they might encounter serious problems configuring the unit for SACD...
    Espen
     

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