I could've been sitting here with my ABT-102 now, had it not been for the slow postal service in this country. So close, still so far away...
Anyway, that's not why I called.
Lately I've been thinking about this deinterlacing stuff, and taken more note of it. And found that I'm quite happy with the performance of the VP30 as-is (PAL SD material from my digital cable box).
The only times I really notice jaggies is in soccer games. The white lines there have a tendency to become jagged. There are a very few other situations as well, but really not many.
And - is it just me, or did the deinterlacing get a tad better when going from firmware 1.00 to 1.07, even without the ABT-102 card? Maybe it's just placebo, or wishful thinking, or perhaps I set a few settings slightly differently than before?
I can't really see much stair stepping, combing or jaggies now at all. Like right now, there was a guy on TV with a pinstriped suit (tan suit w/black stripes), and none of the lines were jagged or had steps.
Most all diagonal lines or edges that I see look nice and smooth.
So in light of this; will the ABT-102 card improve the overall image quality even though I don't really see the problems of deinterlacing now? Except in the mentioned case of soccer games and a few other situations?
Does it do anything else that would cause improved image quality? Since people are raving about 'almost HD quality', I mean.