Originally Posted by casjen
Surely the new ABT2010 chip would have to be used to allow for 1080p, 24fps etc.
From the images it looks like the 3800 still has the 1010. Yamaha's previous implementation in the 2700 was not good based on reviews and HQV testing.
edit: I just checked the specs on the 1010 chip and 'MY' conclusion is that it wasn't yamaha's implementation but rather, the mediocre chip. The 1010 only supports 480p/576p inputs and passes through everything else. This would explain why the HQV test was not good. Essentially when they were testing the receivers, they really weren't because the receiver was just passing the 480i signal to the TV, so basically they were testing the TV(I'd imagine their DVD player was set to 480i) and not the receiver
The 1010 chip does not even do deinterlacing (since it just passes the signal).
From AnchorBay's website: "The ABT1010 is Anchor Bay Technologies' second generation video scaling chip that is targeted at low-cost DVD player/recorder applications requiring up-conversion from 480p/576p to high-definition formats including 1080p."
What a disappointment...
When people speak of AnchorBay technologies they are refering to the 2010 chip which is their flagship chip, not the 1010.
Full specs can be found at: http://www.anchorbaytechnologies.com...rs/abt1010.php