Originally Posted by nathanddrews
Would you please clarify what the underlined portion means? Are you referring to letterbox black bars? So it passes a 96Hz 2.35:1 image instead of 16:9? I am using this for normal PC desktop use and gaming, not only movies.
Thank you for the information, I look forward to it.
As a general question, how can this old 400MHz RAMDAC technology be so expensive if it is still made and sold on graphics cards like the $40 NVIDIA GT 710? Is it the additional processing/scaling of the FPGA that adds cost?
When you sell hundred thousands if not millions, then you don't use FPGA, but you use ASIC, the difference in price could be something like 100 times cheaper.
Unfortunately, we are too small as a company to produce any ASIC.
Also in our position, we cannot do one device just to cover the 400MHz market needs, like your request. We don't have enough customers for this, so any of our devices must have multi purpose to attract a wider audience. so our plan currently is to offer 600MHz FPGA features once 600MHz FPGA get cheaper, this can include thing such as frame rate conversion in 4K, HDR to SDR conversion for 4K, etc... (for ex, X4 can do HDR to SDR conversion but only for 1080p)
Today, one example of 600MHz FPGA that might do what you want (and still I'm not sure, you should ask them) is LRP (Lumagen Radiance Pro) but cost about 4000$, so you see how expensive it can be.
When you play movies at 1080p, you don't have full 1080p active pixel because of black bar on top and bottom of the movie. so in this particular case, X4 can flash 4 times the active pixel, means 24Hz becomes 96Hz, but if source is full screen game or full screen video, then you will lost a part of the picture, that's why I mentioned, it's a solution, but only if you play movies, not for games. Also and anyway... you won't find much game offering 24Hz output, that's why I believe that it is not a good solution for you.