Originally Posted by Robert Whitehead
The deinterlacing and scaling of the Reon chip will be the same no matter where it is. The Reon chip has a number of optional user adjustments which a particular makers of DVD players, rec'rs or projs. may decide to offer to the buyer in whole, in part, or not at all. That is where the difference arises. But the performance as a deinterlacer/scaler will be the same no matter which user controls are offered.
There are 2 primary factors that determine end visual performance..1.
Has to do with board layout, grounding patterns and quality of supporting components such as video encoders and decoders.2.
There are 2 levels of software, 1 is the functional portion (access to available features). And the other is its registry
that requires significant tweaking for best visual performance.
The Reon and Realta are very advanced parts but it takes knowledgible design experience to get the max available visual performance from each.. Also the software for the Realta is another level of complexity above the Reon due to its Terranex processor..
Just my $.02 worth...