I for one have been looking forward to seeing Dale's HD-DL in action.
Josh: what's the code name of this one Josh if SD-DL was ABT102?
I am really looking forward to seeing edge adaptive processing for smooth diagonal edges on 1080i material as well as 480i/576i where ABT102 is excellent.Why do we need a good 1080p processor when we have 1080p displays?
I've had Pioneer's new 1080p plasma since the day it was available, this is considered to have state-of-the-art 1080i deinterlacing as far as displays go. But with all these things it's the cadence detection that lets them down (for none AV-mensa people: this tells the deinterlacer that signal is 'film source' or 'video source').
To be fair it does okay with 480i and 1080i/60 that have easily recognisable 3:2 pulldown patterns -- but where 1080p displays are weak is 576i and 1080i/50 and difficult to detect 2:2 pulldown patterns.
ABT102 aced 576i cadence detection, and I am confident that it's bigger brother will do the same with 1080i/50.
I am sure there will be other great features added, such as: HD-SDI, EDID edit, reinterlace (de-bob), and possible features such as noise reduction.
I very much look forward to DVDO iScan VP50.