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IDT HQV Vida Processing Technology

by July 28, 2010
HQV Vida video processor

HQV Vida video processor

We've been very familiar with HQV video technology for some time, but when they released their new Vida chipset last year it was only a matter of time before it began to show up in new products. One of the newer products to feature this is the new line of Yamaha RX-A Aventage A/V receivers. The new chip, the IDT HQV Vida processor, takes the current high-end Hollywood Quality Video processing technology to a new level of performance, significantly improving the viewing experience for the consumer.

The Vida processor enhances image detail and quality with four-field motion adaptive de-interlacing, multi cadence tracking, expanded 12-bit color processing and detail enhancement. The result transforms standard-definition sources to HD quality and makes HD look even more detailed. Moreover, the device also provides real-time clean up of highly compressed video, reducing compression artifacts of block and mosquito noise from lower-quality sources.

The IDT VHD1900 incorporates two new IDT HQV technologies — Auto HQV and HQV StreamClean - which automatically enhance the incoming image and provide powerful clean-up of source video, allowing the picture to be as crisp and clean as possible.

Auto HQV enables hands-free adjustment to optimize image quality of content from different sources or content that varies in quality. Auto HQV analyzes the video content to adaptively adjust image and noise processing parameters to optimize image quality and reduce artifacts.

With increased viewing of low-resolution and highly compressed Internet content on larger screen displays, compression artifacts and noise are highly visible and distracting to viewers. HQV StreamClean incorporates three noise reductions techniques - adaptive mosquito, block, and temporal - to selectively reduce these difficult-to-remove image artifacts. Moreover, the Vida device also contains resolution enhancement technology that generates pristine and detailed upscaled images to make standard definition content look near-HD in quality and can even further enhance detail in HD content.

The latest offering from IDT HQV also features 14-bit internal processing and 12-bit output for deep color processing and 3D gamut conversion for xvYCC processing. These capabilities provide accurate conversion of regular and wide gamut content to the display’s native gamut. In addition, The VHD1900 features six axis color control, with independent adjustment of any color’s hue, saturation and intensity.

All of this processing technology comes fully integrated and is offered in the smallest form factor currently available among video processors. The new IDT HQV video processor features no external DRAM and, by integrating on-chip memory, can easily be incorporated into any video system. With its low power and low latency, the Vida device is perfect for DVD and Blu-ray players, digital TVs, set-top boxes, personal video recorders (PVRs), audio video receivers (AVRs), projectors, and mobile media device docks and media adaptors.

Manufacturer pricing for this device is expected to be around $25 for 1,000 units, and is available in a compact 128-pin TQFP package.

About IDT HQV
IDT HQV video processing technology brings the IDT silicon-based problem-solving heritage to the HQV video processing expertise. The combined IDT HQV products and technology, and our complementary IDT PanelPort stand-alone receiver and receiver with integrated timing controller products, result in the IDT ability to provide increased value-add to our customers while helping continue the ongoing success of the flat panel market.

The Emmy award winning HQV video processing technology enables the sharpest and most detailed HD images possible by utilizing features such as true 1080i-to-1080p HD deinterlacing, and a sophisticated multi-directional diagonal filter that ensures video free from jagged edges. HQV technology also enables SD material to approach HD quality by employing advanced scaling, per-pixel detail enhancement, and noise reduction technology that removes noise and artifacts caused by compression.

About IDT
With the goal of continuously improving the digital media experience, IDT integrates its fundamental semiconductor heritage with essential innovation, developing and delivering low-power, mixed signal solutions that solve customer problems. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market under the symbol “IDTI.” Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com.

 

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3db posts on August 07, 2010 15:53
hodedofome, post: 740294
I actually don't remember the last time Audioholics did a ‘formal’ review. All they do now is first looks and stuff like that. I miss the reviews because that's most of the reason why I come to this site. I'm wondering if this economy has hurt their staff/resources and they just can't do them anymore.

To find their formal reviews, go here. I missed it too BTW :o

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hodedofome posts on August 07, 2010 07:05
3db, post: 739987
You guys really need to get your mits on a A series receiver from Yamaha and give us hungry savages a detailed report. This all sounds so promising on paper.

I actually don't remember the last time Audioholics did a ‘formal’ review. All they do now is first looks and stuff like that. I miss the reviews because that's most of the reason why I come to this site. I'm wondering if this economy has hurt their staff/resources and they just can't do them anymore.
3db posts on August 06, 2010 07:32
You guys really need to get your mits on a A series receiver from Yamaha and give us hungry savages a detailed report. This all sounds so promising on paper.
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