Originally Posted by stevec325
Confusing... there was talk about this whole issue a while back.
Not sure what the outcome was, but the only mention of DCDI by Faroudja was on the Denon UK site (URL below):http://www.denon.co.uk/site/popup/in...ion=start&ver=
Look under "Video Processing".
Perhaps, it was add on to AVR's built after a certain date. I'd suggest a call to Denon, but if anyone has ever tried that, you know how frustrating it is just to get through. And, generally, the caller knows more than the support person.
Since I was sitting in an airport witing for a plane with nothing better to do... I decided to call Denon support and ask. After about 5 minutes on hold, and going through 2 levels of tech's (another 20 minutes), I finally was able to reach "Sean" in product engineering. Here's "his story":
The 2807 does have, and always had, the Faroudja chip. Back when initially released, they didn't "tout" it as a feature, per se. Largely because, in Denon's application of the chip, it was not enabled to do I/P for anything higher than 480i/576i. Nor is it now. It will only do 480i/576i. The chip, as designed, is capable of going all the way up to 1080p. But, Denon does NOT extend it's capabilities beyond 480i/576i.
More recently, Denon marketing "discovered" that advertising the fact that the AVR actually contained the FLI-2310 Faroudja chip, was worth mentioning. That is why the UK site lists it as a feature. The US website is undergoing updates, with the impending release of new products, and will soon reflect that information on the spec page, and in the photo's of the 2807. Marketing determined that the US consumer, in this age of HD, cares about "industry buzzwords", and that "Faroudja" is a hot one. So, they changed the silk screen for the front panel, along with the marketing literature. The website, however, lags behind.
On another note... He also said that the 2807 was one of the best selling AVR's in their history, and there is serious discussion about NOT EOL-ing it for several years. It will most likely live on, in the 987 branded flavor. Even at that, he said the 2807 won't be going away with the introduction of the new models, this summer.
So, that' the story I received for my hour investment in time. Now, I have to board a plane and get out of here.
Don't shoot me... I'm only the messenger