Silicon Optix's Realta(TM) chip with Hollywood Quality Video (HQV(TM)) technology has been selected by Denon for its new DVD-A1XV DVD player. (DVD-5910 in the USA)
"For our flagship DVD player we needed the industry's flagship video processor. Once we did side-by-side comparisons, we quickly realised that there really was no other solution that could match the incredible picture quality that the Realta HQV chip delivers," commented Roger Batchelor, Product Manager of Denon UK.
The award-winning Realta chip originates from Teranex's $60,000 broadcast and post-production platforms. Teranex's software algorithms run on Realta's fully-programmable, trillion operations per second video processing engine to deliver a new standard in image quality, a standard Silicon Optix is calling 'Hollywood Quality Video', or HQV.
HQV represents the world's highest quality de-interlacing, pixel-based noise reduction, automatic per pixel film/video cadence detection and detail enhancement.
"No other technology enables a level of image quality that comes close to HQV, when converting standard DVD video and film to high definition, " said Roger from Denon.
"With the introduction of the DVD-A1XV consumers can upgrade their home theater systems to experience true Hollywood Quality Video," continued Roger. "The Denon DVD-A1XV, which is already seriously high-end in every respect, will feature the 'HQV Powered by Teranex' logo so that customers know that they are getting the world's very best video processing, in the world's best DVD Player."
"The Realta HQV chip is the new leader in video processing. Big kudos to Denon for being the first manufacturer to bring this powerful Teranex-in-a-chip video processing to the home," said Pete Putman of HDTVExpert.com
The Denon-A1XV DVD player will be available in the UK in the first quarter of 2005 and has an RRP of GBP 2499.99 (TBC) US availability of the DVD-5910 should be in the same timeframe.