re the Oppo 103 d. Below is a link to the Audioholics Cedia review of the Oppo 103 d. Who is the signed reviewer anyway?
First he says the deinterlacing and upscaling is by a Media Tek chip. Then later he says it is a Silicon Optic chip. At least that's explained in the video.
Then he claims the Darbeevision processing is a brand new technolgoy, when it has been available in an inexpensive stand alone processor, the Darblet for over a year. I am glad the review wasn't longer so my finger didn't get tired having to point out more things.
Watching the video, they say its three chip video processing.
By implication, deinterlacing and scaling to 1080p is done by the Media Tek chip, then the Darbeevision processing is applied by another chip (presumably an unspecified brand field gate array containing and applying the Darbee algs), and then upconversion and sharpening etc from 1080p to UHD by the Silicon Optic chip.
Then the guy spews forth that the Darbeevision process is applied at 2K because that is the sweet spot for applying it. The Darbeeviion sweet spot is application at the source resolution before any upscaling. For Blurays this is obviously 1080p. But for lower resolutions like 480i, 720p, and 1080i it does the best job by letting it act on these. It processes more of the original information that way. That's way in the Lumagens it is applied before any upscaling.Edited by mark haflich - 10/14/13 at 12:43pm