Regarding Trident, I don't know if this is the chipset Sharp is using...http://www.tridentmicro.com/products.asp
DCReâ„¢: The Digital Cinema Reality Engine
The SVP EXâ„¢ family features Trident's Digital Cinema Reality Engine or DCReâ„¢. DCReTM video processing features deliver optimal video fidelity to offer consumers compelling, cinema-like video images. DCRe includes:
Triple ten-bit ADC to dramatically reduce visible video signal conversion artifacts.Ten-bit 3D color decoder to eliminate annoying "false color" artifacts and improve overall contrast.Ten-bit dual-channel 1080i motion-adaptive de-interlacers to provide cinema-like motion video quality from any type of video source material.Ten-bit dual-channel scaler to insure crisp images regardless of the display resolution.Ten-bit dual-channel color processor with blue-stretch, green-stretch, skin-color correction, and white-balance control to offer vivid, bright colors previously available only in the most sophisticated internally-developed designs of consumer electronics OEMs.
Ten-bit display interface to support today's most advanced flat displays.
Advanced content-adaptive 3D noise reduction to dramatically reduce the popping and crackling that is especially prevalent on today's LCD TVs.
Enhanced horizontal and vertical sharpness controls that set a new level in sharpness for advanced TVs.Programmable LCD overdrive to eliminate the blurring of fast-moving objects that is common to many LCD displays.
Integrated VBI slicer and V-chip/closed-caption/teletext accelerator to support world-wide TV data and messaging needs.
Full-screen 16-bit bit-mapped OSD powered by a 2D-graphics accelerator to enable beautiful, intuitive, windows-based user interfaces that enhance the functionality of advanced TVs.