Teranex, a name we do not see to much on this board. It is a commercial piece who's price clearly fits this forum. I was skeptical to purchase ( yes I bought one ) a Teranex as my requirements are in the HD domain only.Im talking the VC300 which performs and unheard of 15 TeraOps per second in real time.
A little history , Teranex was originally an up converter limited to SD but had the reputation of cleaning up source artifacts while bringing out detail bringing DVD closer to HD in visual quality. I had my concerns how the latest generation Teranex would perform with its new HD processing. Some may ask why purchase a high priced commercial VP when there is a selection of user friendly consumer VP loaded with features for a fraction of the cost? Well heres why!
Some of the tools on board allow you to clean up Edge Enhancement greatly reducing it to fully dialing it out. You can change the pixel aperture, sharpen it or softening it taking the edge off that hard digital look. There is a broadband filter that allows you to dial out high frequency video noise. The enhancement filter works independent in the horizontal and or vertical plain and does not add ringing like most consumer sharpness filters, it really brings out detail. You can add film grain to your image to emulate film, chose the size grain and its density.
There a large assortment of NR features that are the very best and can be used without noticeable loss in detail. Mosquito, remove film grain, remove scratches or lines, spacial, temporal NR. Full CMS ( chose DCI color ) with spot color correction. the list goes on and on.
In a sense some people pay big coin for an all silver or gold speaker cable when the average person cannot hear the difference I feel the additional processing power of the Teranex is something no one will miss the visual improvement this box delivers. It works in the HD/SD SDI domain only so you will need to purchase a blue ray player modified with an HD SDI output or purchase one of the many HDMI to HD/SD SDI converters. Once this thing it is setup I leave it alone. It is a pro piece so it is noisy so it does belong in an isolated booth. I forgot about Teranex over the years but Im glad I revisited its processing power and wanted to raise its awareness to those who want the very best in VP. I feel the difference is not marginal. Our source is the weak link in our video chain and the Teranex takes it up a notch. Its not perfect, like anything else it has its quirks but for me this is one purchases I could not easily give up. For those who want the best should consider looking into one & taking it for a test drive. Im betting you would consider its visual improvement to your system large enough to warrant its purchase.