You should keep in mind not everyone needs/wants scaling or SVP; regardless if their PC can do it or not.
My 7 year old Intel quad core PC with 8GB's of RAM hooked up to a latest generation Samsung LCD TV doesnt need to scale bluray movies or 1080i TV material since it's a native 1080p display. The only thing I really depend on is Reclock and (Dscaler mpeg2 IVTC mod for TV content) to output to the TV @24.000fps/24.000Hz..
I'm not a big fan of the soap opera effect; however, I do have my TV configured for a mild setting for frame rate interpolation aka "anti-judder" (3 out of 10 setting) and vector adaptive motion estimation/compensation, aka "anti-blur processing" (maxed out at 10 out of 10). Both settings are part of Samsung latest AutoMotionPlus engine (based on the 240Hz native panel refresh rate). The ultimate result on the TV display is quite good; and, should be arguably comparable to high-end blinged out PCs pumping out most of their system resources towards madvr.
I'm sure, one may try to argue that SVP may have possibly more advanced algorithms for motion estimation/compensation and frame rate interpolation; however, I'm not sure how that can be done if there's only guesses what exactly latest gen TV's do exactly. I found some patents online that describe samsung vector adaptive motion estimation/compensation; however, it didn't mean a whole lot to me in respect to SVP processing.
Edited by MKANET - 7/20/13 at 9:21pm
Originally Posted by Mfusick
Once somone starts down this road I think the small case is abandoned in favor of performance.
Many would be building in something like a silver stone GD08 and putting it with other components on a rack with amps, AVR, set top boxes etc.
Anyone who wants the ultra small cute case usually doesn't care about up scaling or SVP.
It's the enthusiast with good theater gear that goes through the trouble and they care more about doing right than making it cute. Cooling isn't an issue when you do it right.