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post #91 of 97
Can anyone tell me if the VRS and Mediatek do anything special for blu ray discs? I know they'll be a factor for 1080i and 720p sources but I'm wondering if they'll be a factor for blu ray as well compared to a cheapie blu ray player.
post #92 of 97
This depends on several factors. One, is the content 1080p/24Hz or not. Two, is the source player accurate. Three, do you like adding additional enhancements to the signal.

Anytime the video is not native 1080p/24Hz, the player will have to de-interlace and/or scale. You will also need to perform frame rate conversion either in the player or the display.

The player may not be an accurate transport. I recently used the Toshiba "Technicolor Certified" Blu-ray player and it suffers from massive color bleeding and fringing. There are also no controls on the player to adjust things like Sharpness, Contrast, Brightness, and so forth, so what you see is what you get. And what you get is not correct.

If you need additional enhancements such as Detail, Edge Enhancement or Noise Reduction, then these solutions are pretty good, but not as good as HQV or QDEO. But the Darbee makes up for this with its rather well implemented contrast, sharpness, and saturation enhancements.
post #93 of 97
^ Sure. The MediaTek dual-core System-on-Chip is the main processing engine of the player. It is always involved no matter what you are watching. For Blu-ray, the high speed of the player in dealing with the ever increasing complexity of studio disc authoring comes from that chip. It handles all of the decoding as well, including for audio. It also offers Noise Reduction if you turn that on.

The VRS ClearView chip offers additional video processing for discs that need some help. Detail Enhancement, Edge Enhancement and Smoothing (additional jaggy reduction) can be selected, although Smoothing is most applicable to problematic SD content. In addition it provides upscaling to 4K output and Color Space conversion for output.

This is a complicated product. All THREE processing engines contribute.
Edited by Bob Pariseau - 10/8/13 at 9:36am
post #94 of 97
Originally Posted by KC-Technerd View Post

Actually I have read that Oppo has stated the noise reduction is not handled by the VRS in the 103D, but instead is handled by the MediaTek, leaving the VRS Clear View to handle only edge and detail enhancement, video smoothing, color space conversion and 4k upscaling from 1080p.
Yes, I believe that's correct. The main point of my post was that deinterlacing and scaling is identical between the 103/105 and 103D EXCEPT for scaling to 4K.
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post #96 of 97
^ Yes. There's already an Owner's Thread for the 103D open here:


post #97 of 97
Thanks Bob - hadn't seen that posted yet.
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