Originally Posted by Dale Adams
Bobloblaw is correct - the 1018 is only a scaling chip. It's not a deinterlacer. Was there a different question you needed an answer to?
- Dale Adams
Since you live in "Anchor Bay", I'll just assume you work there too.
Thanks for the responce. I am somewhat disappointed that Oppo is going to rely on the MTK chip to do the de-interlacing since, and I think I must be in the minority here, both the 970 and 980 produce horrible combing artifacts with both video-based content and animation on my Sony 34XBR960 when I run them at 480p or higher via HDMI. No other DVD player I've owned has ever had this problem. And now that it looks like the 983 will also use the same MTK chip for de-interlacing, it seems pretty likely that the combing problem will still be there (at least in my setup) since it will probably be beyond the capabilities of the ABT scaler to clean up the gross errors that are happening in the de-interlacing stage.
Damn it! And I was soooo hoping the 983 would be the answer to my problem. Oh well, I guess there's always the 981.