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It will output 1366 x 768.

Where did you find this out?

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"The manufacturer's warranty is still going to be two years no matter where you buy it from...."

Straight from the horse's mouth. Looks like the ValleySeek disclaimer is to cover their butts implying there is no warranty from them. Any problem units would have to go directly back to Gefen for replacement/repair. Hope this helps alleviate some concern!
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They are an authorized dealer and the unit comes with 2 year warranty.
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valleyseek page lists it as in stock now? Or did it always say this even though it is still considered a pre-order?
Here is a copy/paste:
Our Price: $508.52


Stock Status: In Stock
Product Code: GTV-HTS-PRO
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valleyseek page lists it as in stock now? Or did it always say this even though it is still considered a pre-order?
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Our Price: $508.52


Stock Status: In Stock
Product Code: GTV-HTS-PRO

It's always been like that...

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If you check the pdf posted in this thread it says outputs 1366x768
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blu ray and hd dvd sent at 1080p24 will pass through unscaled (i believe was mentioned earlier in this thread).

it remains to be seen whether or not gefen's implementation of the realta chip is superior to the implementation of the reon in the sammy 1200 and tosh XA1 (for standard dvd's). if it is done correctly, the realta should be better than the reon. if you'd be able to see the difference, i have no idea.

For non-standard cadences, you should. Reon is really only designed for 3:2 and 2:2.

Also, there should be more noise reduction, etc. options.
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I emailed Gefen to ask a couple of questions and here was the reply:

Nothing on this yet, due to release in July, please check back with us as we approach product launch.

Thank you,

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JULY?

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Jesus I hope that was a typo.
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Got a response from valleyseek right away, he said gefen sent out a note saying the eta is now july 8th, I dont know how exactly gefen could miss the date by close to 4 months.
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July release date hurts a lot... looks like it's time to stop paying attention to this topic until, oh, June?

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July?

ugh >_<<br />


For sanity's sake, I we at least get a fair amount of info in the mean time.
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i seem to remember delays like this when they released their home theater scaler a year or two ago. last i read, it turned out not to be such a great scaler. dont know if its been improved or not.
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JULY?

Sweet Merciful Crap!

I was getting antsy with the possibility of late April
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O No! Now I have to wait.
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i seem to remember delays like this when they released their home theater scaler a year or two ago. last i read, it turned out not to be such a great scaler. dont know if its been improved or not.

Yes, this does not bode well, IMO. Does anyone know if it will be firmware upgradeable? Their Home Theater Scaler product can only be upgraded by sending the unit in for service.
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Yes, this does not bode well, IMO. Does anyone know if it will be firmware upgradeable? Their Home Theater Scaler product can only be upgraded by sending the unit in for service.

This video processor is specified to have an RS-232 port unlike Gefen's Home Theater Scaler, so the manufacturer of the product could interface it for in-home updates if they wanted to. I have my doubts that this would happen though.

The July release date is certainly upsetting. I was really eager to try this seemingly great, yet low-cost solution.
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i seem to remember delays like this when they released their home theater scaler a year or two ago. last i read, it turned out not to be such a great scaler. dont know if its been improved or not.

It's using Silicon Optic's HQV Realta ... so I'm pretty sure its improved
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It's using Silicon Optic's HQV Realta ... so I'm pretty sure its improved

oh, yeah, the new one w realta should be improved.
i was referring to the older one (last? years gefen home theater scaler) being improved (or not) after its disappointing debut.?
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oh, yeah, the new one w realta should be improved.
i was referring to the older one (last? years gefen home theater scaler) being improved (or not) after its disappointing debut.?

I did not like gefens scalers, I dont know whose chip or what programming they used, but this as mentioned has little to do with gefen since its the realta chip and its just being marketed by gefen.
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This video processor is specified to have an RS-232 port unlike Gefen's Home Theater Scaler, so the manufacturer of the product could interface it for in-home updates if they wanted to. I have my doubts that this would happen though.

The July release date is certainly upsetting. I was really eager to try this seemingly great, yet low-cost solution.

After all of the updates that Gefen provided on their other scalers, Gefen may have decided that it would be cheaper to provide the port and update that way. I certainly think that it would be more cost effective. Why else would they include the port?
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I am not going to start worrying about this one until June now. With any luck they won't delay it from July to Sept/Oct... Good thing I still have my trusty crystalio II around.

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It's a little upsetting... I jumped on the valleyseek pre-order price. I planned on this being my proverbial "toe in the water" with VP's. I'm really excited to start working with it and now that's gonna take longer :/
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July????? !!!!!! meeee... I think I am going to buy an OPPO 983 instead of this....

Gefen, Your loss is Oppo's gain
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July????? !!!!!! meeee... I think I am going to buy an OPPO 983 instead of this....

Gefen, Your loss is Oppo's gain

The Oppo will take care of SD DVD but it will not do anything for SD TV or any of your other sources. Why pay $400 for the Oppo when you can get the Gefen for only $100 more.
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You can always get one of the TVs that have the Realta chip in it.

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I tried posting about this on the gefen forum... as usual, it's a ghost town... does anyone still have the original pdf of the realta chip from the silicon optix website? The pdf file with the realta features and specifications breaking down the different sku's of the chip... Silicon Optix took it down from the original pdf, you can see what I'm talking about if you download the reon pdf on their website... that pdf show which chips can do what for the reon line.
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just received confirmation from gefen about the delay... They are looking at a hopeful June release... THIS SUCKS!!!
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Nah...I'd rather they take their sweet-@$$ time and work all the bugs out and add better functionality...rushing products to market is a prevailing trend that is bad for everyone. Did we ever find out for sure if this one will do animorphic stretch? After a 4 month delay it better! (though I don't think the chip in the Oppo does)
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