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Just compare native 4K vs your Vizio upscaling BD to 4K vs Sony 900 upscaling BD to 4K. You WILL see that the Sony's upscaler is far superior than the Vizio as the Sony upscaler yields the closest upscaled picture compared to the native 4K.
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Just compare native 4K vs your Vizio upscaling BD to 4K vs Sony 900 upscaling BD to 4K. You WILL see that the Sony's upscaler is far superior than the Vizio as the Sony upscaler yields the closest upscaled picture compared to the native 4K.
Apologize for the off track post, but how does the Oppo 103D upscaling compare?
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David - I would imagine this would also hold true for a JVC "Faux4K" setup w/ Darblet (being superior to this device in the JVC mix)?

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The Oppo 103D upscaling is better than the iScan Micro. Also tested it against JVC X700 and the projector wins hands down.

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The Oppo 103D upscaling is better than the iScan Micro. Also tested it against JVC X700 and the projector wins hands down.
Thanks David. The projector makes sense.
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Yet another Marseille chip somebody put in a little box?
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Just compare native 4K vs your Vizio upscaling BD to 4K vs Sony 900 upscaling BD to 4K. You WILL see that the Sony's upscaler is far superior than the Vizio as the Sony upscaler yields the closest upscaled picture compared to the native 4K.


I am curious, the TV I have now is the Sony Xbr65850b which has a good upscaler, is this using the same technology or should I return this TV and get that version instead? The upscaling technology on this tv works better than Nvidias DSR, which I'm super happy with. I'd be willing to shell out more for even more of an upgrade.

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The only difference between the 850 vs the 900 series is the upscaling from 720p, even that is minimal. It's not worth upgrading from 850B to the 900.

PS: the 850B is a better upscaler than the Micro.

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Yet another Marseille chip somebody put in a little box?
The iScan does not use a Marseille chip. Marseille is coming out with the Technicolor certified mCable at the end of August that will improve on upscaling of most all 4k TVs out there.

The mCable should not to be confused with the Seiki cable which Marseille specifically made and tuned for the Seiki 4k TVs with notoriously bad internal upscaling.

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Just compare native 4K vs your Vizio upscaling BD to 4K vs Sony 900 upscaling BD to 4K. You WILL see that the Sony's upscaler is far superior than the Vizio as the Sony upscaler yields the closest upscaled picture compared to the native 4K.
Agreed. Sony has always been phenomenal at upscaling. Even SD/ED->FHD is impressive. I can't wait to see the 940c in person.

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David, I sure appreciate your informed posts. Here is my situation. I have a LG 9300 OLED panel. Terrific picture when calibrated, but as typical with LG, the video processing leaves a lot to be desired (this is my 2nd LG panel). I use the OLED panel to watch FIOS, and output the Motorola box at 1080i. Even with the True Motion blur setting set to max, I still see jerky panning on most channels. I don't watch 1080p24 - that's for the big theater downstairs.


I noticed your comment on LG having less than stellar video processing. Since I don't need upscaling, I'm wondering if the Mini does a better job with 1080i de-interlacing than the LG. If so, I want one. Thx.

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How can I get a video processor as good as Sony without paying premium? I have LG TV, I dont want to change it now
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How can I get a video processor as good as Sony without paying premium? I have LG TV, I dont want to change it now
You will need to get a 3rd party upscaler. Cheaper than buying another 4k TV!

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I've had the Darbee for two years and love it. One for blu ray on my Pioneer Kuro and the other tied to my time warner cable box and Panasonic GT50. Not going to touch my calibrated Pioneer, but would I get any benefit by adding a micro into the loop with my Darbee and Time Warner Box? Can pick up a micro for under $100.00. Thanks.
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You will need to get a 3rd party upscaler. Cheaper than buying another 4k TV!
My simple and cheap 2K BDP-S590 (Sony) upscales SD/ED->FHD beautifully. But then of course we're talking about blu-ray.

Perhaps a Sony 4K BDP will do similarly with FHD->4K?
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I have a question, so I play a bluray on my ps4 it is sending a 1080p signal to my TV which up converts to 4k so what happens if I put this dvdo thing in between? Would it be OK to do that? Would it improve the pic or no? Thanks
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Does this do 1080p 60hz to 4K 60hz?

I'm looking at getting an external upscaler due to my cheap Tempo 4K tv introducing a 200-300ms lag with its internal upscaler. If I feed it a native 4K signal the lag goes away and the picture is pristine.

I just got a new AppleTV and it outputs 1080p/60hz, which I note that the Marseille mCable does not support. Anyone have any experiences with this one or another device capable of scaling 60hz?

Or is that just too much to ask with current technology?
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How does the DVDO Micro compare to the upscaling on the Samsung JS8500? Specifically with streaming services?
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How does this product differ from using a Darbee? It appears that the iScan may do some of the same things as the Darbee but not the other way around. I have the Darbee but would consider using this instead if I do not give up too much performance if I get other benefits. Can the two be used together in a complimentary fashion?

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Anyone try the mCable for 1080P to 4K upscaling?

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David, I sure appreciate your informed posts. Here is my situation. I have a LG 9300 OLED panel. Terrific picture when calibrated, but as typical with LG, the video processing leaves a lot to be desired (this is my 2nd LG panel). I use the OLED panel to watch FIOS, and output the Motorola box at 1080i. Even with the True Motion blur setting set to max, I still see jerky panning on most channels. I don't watch 1080p24 - that's for the big theater downstairs.


I noticed your comment on LG having less than stellar video processing. Since I don't need upscaling, I'm wondering if the Mini does a better job with 1080i de-interlacing than the LG. If so, I want one. Thx.
The deinterlacing between the two are indistinguishable.

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Anyone try the mCable for 1080P to 4K upscaling?
Mcable is literally just like Seiki upscaling cable. Better than nothing but I ain't paying $50 for either of them.

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Mcable is literally just like Seiki upscaling cable. Better than nothing but I ain't paying $50 for either of them.
The Seiki cable was made specifically for the Seiki TVs that had serious issues with upscaling. The mcable is much new technology and made for all tvs. I saw an A-B demo using a dual output Oppo blu-ray player and 2 identical Samsung TVs at CES. The difference it made was quite noticeable.

I can't find any serious 3rd party reviews. Here is a blurb in sound and vision about it http://www.soundandvision.com/conten...s-been-looking

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Hello all, is there a trick to get this thing to Output 4K. I'm using it on my Cablevision cable box outputting to a Samsung un65js9500 and the input signal on my TV is still showing as 1080i regardless of where I put the edge enhancement. All this is doing is adding Edge enhancement. I've tried calling dvdo repetitively over the past 3 days and no one answers their phone
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Hello all, so what is the general consesus on this? Is it worth getting if I have a p75 vizio looking to improve pq from time warner?
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Hello all, is there a trick to get this thing to Output 4K. I'm using it on my Cablevision cable box outputting to a Samsung un65js9500 and the input signal on my TV is still showing as 1080i regardless of where I put the edge enhancement. All this is doing is adding Edge enhancement. I've tried calling dvdo repetitively over the past 3 days and no one answers their phone
Most likely the DVDO can not upscale interlaced signals. If possible, set your cable box to output 720P instead of 1080i and let the DVDO upscale that resolution.

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Most likely the DVDO can not upscale interlaced signals. If possible, set your cable box to output 720P instead of 1080i and let the DVDO upscale that resolution.
Someone over on the Vizio 2016 P Series Owners thread confirmed that the Micro will not upscale 1080i; it just passes it through (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/166-lc...l#post43890546).
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Most likely the DVDO can not upscale interlaced signals. If possible, set your cable box to output 720P instead of 1080i and let the DVDO upscale that resolution.
If it can't convert 1080i to 1080p the device is pretty worthless imo. That is exactly what many people will want it for, to convert and up convert poor quality cable and broadcast signals.
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If it can't convert 1080i to 1080p the device is pretty worthless imo. That is exactly what many people will want it for, to convert and up convert poor quality cable and broadcast signals.
Even if it could upscale from 1080i to 1080p you wouldn't notice much difference. The biggest bang for the buck would be upscaling 720p or 1080p to 4k.

If your cable box can can switch output to 720P, give that a try. The DVDO should be able to upgrade that 720P to 1080P for you.

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