Originally Posted by Morg111
You must have missed the demo to the left side of the room. They had side by side comparisons on plasmas and rear projection DLPs. They were using regular DVD movies and HQV test discs. All the picture aspects that trip up my HDLeeza were done flawlessly by the Dragonfly. The demo that your speaking of on the 150"+ JVC HD2k projector looked impressive, though that was just for wow factor and wasn't really what I was looking at.
I did see the left side, and paid most attention to the 61" Plasma they had as what ever model they were using was based upon the NEC which I currently own. Yes the test disc was impressive, but what caught my eye was the real material and I was less than impressed with that as I did not think the image I was seeing was better than what I see at home currently.
With the exception of true 1080i processing in the HD Leeza, there isn't much in the current crop of processors that isn't going to look better and function better than your HD Leeza.
I completely agree with Mark about the Sil504 sucking for Video and lately it is bothering more than ever. Sports and Concert Videos are where it is really evident.
Lumagen had said they thought it was a possibility once they finished all software development including 1080i processing there was a possibility they might provide an option to turn off the Sil504 and use their FPGA solution; however, as I said earlier, because of the difficulty and time it has taken to implement the software to date I do no think that is ever going to happen, but would pleasantly surprised.
As far as DVDO goes, until somebody officially says that there is no 1080i processing in the VP30, I can't help but wonder if they have some "powered by ABT" solution up there sleeve that will address video and 1080i processing. The VP30 could be just what the specs say and be just another stepping stone to get that point especially escpecially based upon its price point, but given DVDO's history, I wouldn't be surprised at all if there is something more than meets the eye and they drive the market a bit. Again, just speculation with a good dose of wishful thinking thrown in.