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This is the definitive spec sheet on the DVDO iScan VP30:

The iScan VP30 is a high-definition video processor and A/V hub that converts standard or high definition from your DVD player, VCR, PVR, HD set top box, game console, or PC to any output resolution between VGA and 1080p, including popular HDTV resolutions such as 720p and 1080i.

VRS Precision Video Scaling II technology by ABT - 10-bit Scaling with Enhanced Sharpness Control

Motion and source adaptive video deinterlacing for NTSC (3:2 and 2:2 pulldown; video) and PAL/SECAM (2:2 pulldown; video) sources (SiI504)

Upgradeable to the VRS Precision Deinterlacing Card (ABT102)

SD(480i/576i) Source, Motion and Edge Adaptive Deinterlacer

o Five-field motion adaptive deinterlacing
o Edge adaptive processing to produce smooth diagonal edges
o Three frame video processing delay (Max)
o Game Modes with very low latency (sub-1 frame delay/2 frame delay with Edge adaptive processing)

Arbitrary cadence detection (any:any) to detect non-standard cadences in input signals.

o Reliable 2:2 pull-down detection for 50Hz countries
o Detection of 2:2 to/from 3:2 crossfades and out of phase 3:2 crossfades
o Detection of multiple source types within a frame for example video titles over film
o Bad edit detection and compensation to minimize artifacts caused by sequence breaks in film content

 


ABT's Precision A/V Lipsync - Intelligent digital audio delay technology to match Audio and Video timing
ABT's Rightrate - High-Performance Framerate Conversion
ABT's AutoVFR - Intelligent Component Video Inputs with Automatic Video Format Routing
ABT's AutoCUE-C - Automatic Chroma Upsampling Error detection and correction

User defined output resolution from VGA (640x480) to 1080p (1920x1080)
Analog HD Transcoding and Processing
Gamma Correction - 0.5-2.5

Input Aspect Ratio Controls
Presets: 4:3 full frame, 4:3 letterbox, Panorama, 16:9 full frame or user-defined aspect ratio (10)
Flexible Horizontal and Vertical Zooming & Panning controls
Overscan Adjustment per input

Output Aspect Ratio Controls
Presets: 4:3, 16:9, 2.35:1 or custom output aspect ratio
Separate Display/Screen Adjustments
Underscan Adjustment to eliminate Overscan inherent in a display

10 User-Defined 'Display Profiles' - For multiple display, framerate, and image shift configurations (10)

10-bit 300MHz Instrumentation Quality DACs (2x Oversampling for 1080p)
Full-frame Timebase Correction
High performance, multi-standard video decoder (10-bit: 480i/576i; 12-bit: 480p/576p/720p/1080i)
High-quality super-adaptive comb filter with 2D Y/C separation
Flexible Digital and Analog Audio switching and routing - 4 HDMI audio/video inputs, 5 assignable audio inputs (4 digital, 1 analog) with 1 HDMI audio/video output and 2 active digital audio outputs.
Software Upgradeable

Predefined output resolutions for Plasma, DLP, LCD, LCOS, and CRT-based displays:

 

480p (720x480)

576p (720x576)

720p (1280x720)

1080i (1920x1080)

1080p (1920x1080)

VGA (640x480)

SVGA (800x600)

XGA (1024x768)

SXGA (1280x1024)

848x600

852x480

1024x576

1024x1024 (ALIS)

1280x768

1280x960

1365x1024

1366x768

1400x788

1400x1050

1440x960

1440x1152

User customizeable output resolution from 480p (720x480) to 1080p (1920x1080)

Technical Specifications

Inputs
Twelve Video Inputs Available
Two Composite (NTSC/PAL/SECAM)
Two S-Video (NTSC/PAL/SECAM)
Two Component (YPbPr or RGB/S) processes 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i
One RGBHV/Component (BNC-style connectors) processes 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, VGA/SVGA/XGA/SXGA@60Hz
Four HDMI processes 480i/p, 576 i/p, 720p, 1080i, VGA/SVGA/XGA/SXGA@60Hz
One Optional SD-SDI (Serial Digital Interface) processes 480i/576i
Nine Audio Inputs
Four HDMI
Two Coaxial Digital
Two Optical Digital
One Analog Pair (L/R)

Outputs
One Analog Video Output
Using High Quality BNC-style connectors
Configurable for YPbPr, RGBHV, RGB/S, or RGB
One Digital Audio/Video Output
Using HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) connector
Configurable for YCbCr or RGB
Also carries audio
Two Digital Audio Outputs
One Coaxial Digital
One Optical Digital

Controls
Front Panel
Infrared remote control with direct access codes or manual controls on front panel
Functions accessible via either On Screen Display (OSD) or 2 line, 20 character front-panel LED display
RS232 port for software downloads and automation.
Fully programmable controls for each separate video input with non-volatile memories:
- Automatic input source detection & input priority selection
- Picture controls with memory for each input: Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Hue, Y/C Delay, Sharpness
Output Controls: Analog/Digital, Format/Resolution, Aspect Ratio, Sync Type, Colorspace (RGB or YPbPr),
Frame Lock, Display Profiles (10)
35 Built-in test patterns for ease of set up

Miscellaneous
Power
Universal AC mains input: 100 - 240 VAC @ 50-60 Hz
Consumption <30W
Sleep Mode - automatic 30 second timeout indicated by power indicator color change

Physical Dimensions
10.4x17x2.2 (26.3cmx43.4cmx5.5cm) with feet
10.4x17x1.8 (26.3cmx43.4cmx4.6cm) without feet

Available Accessories
ABT102 Precision Deinterlacing daughter card
SD-SDI Input Module
Silver Front Bezel
Rack Mount Kit (1RU)

VP30 Owner's Manual
Available here: http://www.dvdo.com/documents/DVDO_i...75-0239-01.pdf

VP30 Quick Start Guide
Available here: http://www.dvdo.com/documents/DVDO_i...StartGuide.pdf

Discrete IR Generator - Created by Barry Gordon
Available here: http://www.dvdo.com/faq/faq_setup.php

FAQs:
Q: What are these new 'Game Modes' that come with the Precision Deinterlacing Card?
A: These modes can reduce the amount of video delay to less than a single frame. In many competitive processors the effects of applying complex algorithms to the video image results in upwards of a seven frame delay. This can inhibit the real-time performance for gamers who want instantaneous response to react to stimuli and to realize peak performance from their application. The VRS Precision Deinterlacing Card (when set to one of the Game Modes) will reduce frame delay down to slightly less than one frame of video.


Q: What comes on the DVD that ships with the Precision Deinterlacing Card?
A: The DVD that comes with the Precision Deinterlacing Card includes many test patterns to assist the you in optimizing the setup of your iScan VP30 and to evaluate the performance of your iScan VP30 (or any other video processing). This DVD was produced by Stacey Spears and Don Munsil (S&M) and I strongly believe that this will be the Reference DVD that everyone uses to compare video processing from now on.

The Static Patterns include:
Picture Controls (Brightness/Contrast, Color/Tint, Y/C Delay, and Resolution)
Geometry (Frame Geometry, Image Cropping, Cross Hatch - Coarse, Cross Hatch - Fine, and Focus)
Gray Scale (10IRE - 100IRE Windows and Gray Ramp)
Half Patterns (Black/White, Color 7 Bars 75, Color (7) Bars 100, Color (8) Bars 75 and Color (8) Bars 100 - These are the 'other half' of the test patterns which are built into the iScan VP30)

The Motion Patterns include:
Chroma Upsampling (ICP, 2-2, and 2-3)
Source Adaptive (Film, Film Detail, and Synthetic Wedge - Each test patterns has 2-2, 2-2-2-4, 2-3-2-3, 2-3-3-2-2, 2-3-3-2, 3-2-3-2-2, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5, 6-4, 8-7-8-7 cadences as well as a sped up cadence and bad-edits)
Edge Adaptive (Jaggies at 45/20/10 degress, Jaggies at all degrees, Video sequences which have very difficult diagonals: 'Ropes', "Ship' , 'Hockey', and Bridge')
Mixed Mode (Horizontal Text and Vertical Text)
Montage

There is also a Demo Loop which goes through all of the deinterlacing evaluation content.

The Source Adaptive 'Film' and 'Film Detail' content should be familiar to everyone, they are the infamous Cafe scene (ever wonder what happens after the bum gets the newspaper?) and Super Speedway, respectively.

Q: Can I purchase an iScan VP30 with the SDI input module and/or the ABT102 Precision Deinterlacing Card preinstalled.
A: At this point these two cards are purely user/dealer-installabe upgrades. Both are very easy to do and the installation of either will not void your warranty.

Q: Does the iScan VP30 use the same SDI input module as the iScan HD and HD+?
A: Yes, the iScan VP30 uses exactly the same input module and the VP30 will ship with two standoffs to facilitate the swap from your existing HD or HD+ to your VP30.

Q: Can the iScan VP30 take an HDMI input signal and output that same signal over the analog outputs?
A: If the input signal has HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) legally we must turn off the analog outputs. If the input signal does not have HDCP, then the iScan VP30 CAN output this signal as an analog signal (either RGB or component) at any resolution between VGA and 1080p.

Q: What features does the VP30 have, which the iScan HD/HD+ does not have?
A: Upgradeable to ABT102 Precision Deinterlacing Card
4 HDMI Inputs and 1 HDMI Output (Audio/Video)
HD and HD+ have 1 DVI input and 1 DVI output
Precision Video Scaling II - 10-bit scaling
HD and HD+ use Precision Video Scaling (I) which is 9-bit
12-bit Video Decoder (480p/576p/720p/1080i)
HD and HD+ use 10-bit Video Decoder (VP30 does for 480i and 576i)
BNC input and output capable of RGBHV or Component
HD and HD+ have HD15 connectors capable of RGBHV or Component
RGBHV Input is processed and transcoded
HD and HD+ pass through on HD15 input
Component HD is processed and transcoded
HD and HD+ pass through 720p and 1080i on Component inputs
Elegant front panel design
Analog Audio Input

Q: If I connect an HDMI (audio/video) source to the iScan VP30 will I be able to get audio out via the optical/coaxial digital outputs?
A: In most cases the audio that is available on the HDMI connection will be available on the optical/coaxial audio outputs. Exceptions include MLP (DVD-Audio) and DSD (SACD) which SPDIF connections are incapable of carrying due to bandwidth limitations.


I'll keep the original thread starter for prosperity:

Since nobody else went for the obvious thread name, this will be the iScan VP30 Thread.

First off, we will have a press release on the DVDO iScan VP30 on August 15th (next Monday). We will have pricing/trade-up discounts and complete product info available on our website at that time.

I will not discuss any specs until Monday, but here is a better picture of the front panel of the iScan VP30:
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Well, I will say two things:

1) The Front Panel Display is actually a 2 line, 20 character display

2) This is pre-production unit in the picture, there will be no imperfections in the machining on the production units.

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Great stuff Josh & co, cant wait to see the final specs & pricing. Well Monday is not that far away.

If only the pic had showed the more interesting rear end

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Looks very cool. Don't delay the press release
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Josh,

Are there preliminary specs you can let us know prior to Aug. 15th?

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what is "powered by ABT" or does that have to wait until Monday. What is ABT? Just curious, but I can wait.
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ABT= Anchor Bay Technologies

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I take it this is the new DVDO that is to compete with the Dragonfly. As I am about to finalize my new setup and start buying stuff, I am KEENLY interested. I need a box that will handle two DVI inputs, at least one component input, outputs 1400 x 1050 @ 60hz on DVI or HDMI, and has competent deinterlacing of SD video and film sources.

That's my wish list.

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Most compelling.

Looking forward to August 15!

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Is this a DVDO HD+ with HDMI? Or is there more too it? Does it have HQV/Realta? Motion adaptive processing? So many damn questions and no answers 'til Monday. C'mon throw us a bone.

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I will not discuss any specs until Monday
, but here is a better picture of the front panel of the iScan VP30:

Your answer, Kraig.

But even I know it's more than "just an Iscan HD+ with HDMI." (Although not much more.)

Isn't there another thread around here talking about WSR's 100th issue having some ad for the supposed hardware this thing will have? Either Gennum or Faroudja, etc.?

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Josh,

Can you tell us anything about when we should expect to be able to buy the product? I'm not sure if you are saying that it will be available this month or not, but I'm hoping that an announcement this much before CEDIA means availability soon.

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Does it have HQV/Realta? Motion adaptive processing?

Rumor is it will not use the Realta chip and it will compete with the other next gen scalers. One can deduce it will have 1080i processing.
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Rumor is it will not use the Realta chip and it will compete with the other next gen scalers. One can deduce it will have 1080i processing.

Aside: Your avatar and caption literally made me LMAO. Kind of scary, but mostly downright hilarious!

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Your answer, Kraig.

But even I know it's more than "just an Iscan HD+ with HDMI." (Although not much more.)

Isn't there another thread around here talking about WSR's 100th issue having some ad for the supposed hardware this thing will have? Either Gennum or Faroudja, etc.?


I've not seen anything definitive as to what this new VP30 has/does. The only thing I can recall is them saying the algorithms are ABT:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...bt#post5735528

4 HDMI with audio is all we know so far, good start anyways..

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Josh

can we put inside the sdi card of my iscan hd ?

is there a dvi output for connecting with my hd2k because the hdmi connection is not as strong connection as a dvi !

if your product is ready before the dragonfly i will stop my order
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can we put inside the sdi card of my iscan hd ?

I remember reading that this will be possible.
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Josh,

Can you comment in vague general terms (yes/no) if there will be an upgrade program for existing HD/HD+ users as you've done in the past?

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Josh,

Can you comment in vague general terms (yes/no) if there will be an upgrade program for existing HD/HD+ users as you've done in the past?

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He says as much in the first post,

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We will have pricing/trade-up discounts and complete product info available on our website at that time.

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keenan,

Hmmmm....clearly someone switched my regular leaded coffee with decaf.

Monday will actually be good timing for me -- I was going to send off my HD to JVB for an HD+ upgrade next Tuesday, but perhaps now I won't. It's going to be a long weekend of waiting.

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Yes, it is..
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I can't wait to see how the new deinterlacing/scaling and noise reduction compete with HQV and GENNUM! (but I guess i have to)
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And I just paid to have my HD upgraded to an HD+. Well at least now I'll be able to get the credit for an HD+ when I upgrade to the VP30.

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Finally - a bit of excitement (and actual new news) in this group - it had gotten to the point where there was very little happening. Summer doldrums, I guess. Maybe this will put the DVI adapter discussions off the table for a while

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The iScan VP30 is up on our website now: http://www.dvdo.com/

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Jackpot! Monday comes early. Looked at the picture and the VP-30 has analog BNC outs for RGBHV and BNC's for RGBHV passthrough. It can transcode component from 480P to 1080i. And the price! The trade in program! We FP CRT users thank you.

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Since the VP30 will use the audio capability of the HDMI standard, is there anyway to take a digital out and a DVI connection from a HD Receiver and combine it into a HDMI connector. It seems that it would be easy to create a cable with two tails (DVI and digital audio) and one head (HDMI). A quick google search did not find anything yet.

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Quote:
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The iScan VP30 is up on our website now: http://www.dvdo.com/

Couldn't wait 'til Monday eh?


Good show!

Dumb question: Will this new Iscan still be like the others where: Analog input devices mandate the use of analog output?

In other words, I can't plug devices into both analog and digital video inputs and have it ALL come out via just the HDMI output?

(HDCP and all, I suspect the answer is yes, but I just want to make sure.)

Looks fantastic, especially at that price point!

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Wow!! Great trade-in program, it's a done deal in my household.
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Doug,

HDMI carries audio and video on the same three channels. So your idea of combining two cablws won't work.

This brings up an interesting question. If the scaler takes the audio/video output of say a DVD player and strips the video part of it for display through the HDMI output, how will the audio be connected to a receiver or processor?

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