Samsung DVD-HD1000

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  1. John.R.R

    John.R.R Auditioning

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    Has anyone seen the new Samsung DVD-HD1000? It has the new Sage/Farouda 2300 chip. The 2200 chip works very well in the Pan RP-72, 82 series, but with no scaling. The 2300 chip has scaling. Samsung is the first to adopt the 2300 into this $1,000 + unit which claims to up-convert 480i to 720p/1080i on non-copy protected DVD's. I'm wondering how well it handles the conversion.

    John
     
  2. Gregory Pauswinski

    Gregory Pauswinski Supporting Actor

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  3. Tom Lee

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    This player will not be out till sometime next year. Some legal issues have to be ironed out between the both companies. Currently the only player that has this chip is Faroudja own player. Which retails for about $8000, i think.
     
  4. Gabriel_Lam

    Gabriel_Lam Screenwriter

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    Doesn't the $299 Philips 963SA have this chip? Some guy opened his up and found the FLI 2310 chip, with Firmware 5580 4.81.17 021001P22201200 7.9.0, version 4.81 P-code 222.
     
  5. MikeSRC

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    Samsung reps told me at CEDIA that the release of the player may be delayed until mid-2003 at least. Mainly because it incorporates all of the features of the 2300 series chip, which Faroudja wants to keep reserved for their high end player for awhile.

    The Philips 963SA does have the 2310 chip, but it won't be available in the U.S. until sometime early next year. Also, it may not incorporate all the abilities of that chip. The jury's still out on that one.
     
  6. KeithH

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    Gabriel, $299 for the Philips '963SA? The retail price is $499, and J&R was taking pre-orders for $399, last I heard. Have you heard of any dealers taking pre-orders for $299?
     
  7. Tom Moran

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    " Most DVDs these days have at least some kind of copy protection, right?"

    Actually a large number of disks produced these days have no copy protection on them...including movies from major studios.

    The reason, up until recently it was so complicated to copy a DVD few people would bother and those that were determined could easily download the CSS encryption hack from the Internet. And more importantly the copy protection costs the studios a lot of money in licensing fees and most piracy comes from sources other than copies of commercial DVD's.

    Will recordable DVD change this? I'm not sure.

    Tom
     
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