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Upscaling is your Friend? Upscaling is your Friend? Gefen, Toshiba, DVDO... they all want to sell you on the joys of upscaling. Some of them incorporate their technology into their displays or dvd players (Toshiba) while the others want you to…
THX Certified Display Program Interview THX Certified Display Program Interview THX Display Certification primary goals are to drive quality in manufacturing and help simplify consumer buying decisions. According to THX, having a single testing methodology and specification…
Toshiba Cell Broadband Video Processor Toshiba Cell Broadband Video Processor Toshiba showed off a lot of their new display products for us at the 2008 CES, but the one technological development that stood out was their use of the Cell Broadband Engine (yes the same processor…
Epson's D7 Panels with C2 Fine Technology Epson's D7 Panels with C2 Fine Technology Epson has developed a new type of high-temperature polysilicon TFT liquid crystal (HTPS) panel that will further enhance the performance of 3LCD-type front projectors. The new 0.7-inch (1.9 cm…
DLP DarkChip4 Technology - First Impression DLP DarkChip4 Technology - First Impression We investigated the newest DLP technology from Texas Instruments which included their latest DarkChip4 chips. On location at CEDIA during our visit was a DLP projector from SIM2. This was a 3 chip,…
LIFI Lamp Technology Primer LIFI Lamp Technology Primer Luxim Corporation has announced that it is partnering with Panasonic to integrate its new LIFI, or Light Fidelity, lighting unit (lamp system) into their rear projection LCD TVs. The LIFI system…
1080p and the Acuity of Human Vision 1080p and the Acuity of Human Vision 1080p can be significantly better that 1080i, 720p, 480p or 480i. But, (there’s always a "but") there are qualifications. The most obvious qualification: Is this performance improvement manifest…
Video Processing in DVD Players, Receivers and Displays Video Processing in DVD Players, Receivers and Displays It has come to our attention many times in the past that people are generally confused about video processing. They are confused about which components are responsible for doing what, and they are…
Understanding HDMI Ver 1.3 Understanding HDMI Ver 1.3 HDMI is an acronym that stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface. As its name suggests, HMDI is an interconnectivity standard. Hitachi, Matsushita Electric (Panasonic), Philips, Silicon…
Benchmark Testing DVDs - Overview of HQV, Avia Pro and DVE Benchmark Testing DVDs - Overview of HQV, Avia Pro and DVE The Audioholics/HQV testing is rigorous; the simple fact is that many of the high-end DVD players cannot pass all the Audioholics/HQV tests. We at Audioholics feel there should be no compromise on…