Originally Posted by captaincelluloid
I be confused.
Does this SWAP feature currently exist? I have the HD-A1 firmware 2.0 and I haven't found a button for it. Have I missed it?.
There are four programmable buttons (A-D) which can be used by HDi application running on disc to do this. Other buttons could also be used but that might confuse the user.
To put a finer point on this, and with specific reagrd to CHILDREN OF MEN; does all of this PIP ishness have any negative effect on the resolution of the main window in full screen? I be suspicious that it could. cuz over the years I've professionally had WAY too many bad experiences with DVE processing adding nasty noise and artifacts to my video signal not so much of late thought.
Wow, someone who knows what a DVE is!
Good to run into fellow video professionals around here. (For the benefit of others, DVE is a Digital Video Effects machine used to create picture in picture, 3-D effects and other fancy processing in real-time which you see on TV everyday).
Yes, there is video mixing going on. But no DVE action in the current PiP implementation as the current PiP is in SD so no resizing needs to occur. So if you will, there are more "switcher" issues to pop up here, than DVE. I don't know what Toshiba uses but in Xbox 360 we take extreme care to keep everything in proper YUV domain as to not disturb the original image. Others may map things to RGB, do the mixing there, and then back out to YUV if that is the output format.
HDi does allow the main video to be resized and there you are dealing with a DVE type of effect. First gen Toshiba players did not do well here and if you watch Miami Vice with interactivity on, you see fair amount of aliasing in the video. But with second gen, they do a great job here.