I was reading through the "model information" packet for the 50XR5 which is sent as a separate supplement to the owners manual this morning and ran across in the specs under "other features" that the 50XR5 employs a "Motion Compensated
3D Scan Converter". It lists all available interlaced signals for this including 1080i. The color brochure on the website says "Motion Adaptive
3D Scan Converter" however.
For those who don't know, motion compensated
deinterlacing for 1080i signals is only available in the newest and most expensive external scalers and is just now becoming available. I'm unaware of any other pdp that employs it. Up to now, motion adaptive
was the best. The new NEC TheaterSync scaler employs the new Realta chip with the motion compensation and does it as well. This scaler goes for several grand.
If this holds true, it's *great* news for new 50XR5 owners and probably means the 50XR5 has the new Realta chip. It could also explain why I'm no longer using my external scaler.
I'd be very interested in what is says in the model info supplement for the 42XR4 and 61XR4 as well.