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post #421 of 436 Old 05-24-2019, 08:12 AM
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So we're talking hardware here? Interesting. Looking forward to seeing what it is.
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So we're talking hardware here? Interesting. Looking forward to seeing what it is.
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Hopefully it’s not that complicated. Hopefully it supports one or two inputs and one or two outputs.

Maybe a base model that does upscaling and tone mapping only.

Anything more is way past the point of diminishing returns and not needed ... at least for my setup.


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If the device can handle madVR's level of upscaling, then it is powerful enough to do *everything*.

It's like these guys that want a cheap PC. I ask what they'll do and I hear "Oh, I don't need much. I just want to encode video fast and play modern games. That won't be much". It's like if you have a PC that can handle those two tasks well, it's the most powerful PC there is. Same logic applies to tone mapping & upscaling.

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I wonder which way will Madshi go. HTPC components in a highly optimized box (like Xbox One) , or custom SoC with his upscaling and tonemapping algorithms.


Any case, hoping it doesnt cost as much as my projector :-)

Although I totally get that it will be a niche product with a very small addressable market, and fairly high R&D costs, and the Cost of Goods sold.
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Hope it's the latter...
While I don't have any inside info here, logic dictates that he won't scrap his whole code base to go with a custom SoC but instead will want to have his hardware be able to run his Nvidia API based NGU upscaler and tone mapping as simply as possible. My guess is we are looking at some sort of PC based platform with some sort of custom HDMI input hardware, perhaps even running some form of windows on the insides.

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If the device can handle madVR's level of upscaling, then it is powerful enough to do *everything*.

It's like these guys that want a cheap PC. I ask what they'll do and I hear "Oh, I don't need much. I just want to encode video fast and play modern games. That won't be much". It's like if you have a PC that can handle those two tasks well, it's the most powerful PC there is. Same logic applies to tone mapping & upscaling.





While I don't have any inside info here, logic dictates that he won't scrap his whole code base to go with a custom SoC but instead will want to have his hardware be able to run his Nvidia API based NGU upscaler and tone mapping as simply as possible. My guess is we are looking at some sort of PC based platform with some sort of custom HDMI input hardware, perhaps even running some form of windows on the insides.
Would you foresee a final form something like a Lumagen Pro, rack mountable or larger? Smaller?
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Would you foresee a final form something like a Lumagen Pro, rack mountable or larger? Smaller?


I don’t care about form factor. Rack mount would be nice but I’ll make it work in my rack regardless of the form factor. Especially it it gives the same quality as madvr on pc.


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With new nvidia drivers not supporting 3D anymore hopefully the ENVY will support it. If not that might be the deal breaker for me. But I am positiv since madvr does support it and it does not care where it comes from (nvidia with old drivers or amd)

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I don’t care about form factor. Rack mount would be nice but I’ll make it work in my rack regardless of the form factor. Especially it it gives the same quality as madvr on pc.


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Yeah same here. I have plenty of space in my rack :-)


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Do most of you see the Envy as a direct competitor to the Lumagen Radiance Pro? Leaving aside performance, which functions might one of them have that the other will not?

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Do most of you see the Envy as a direct competitor to the Lumagen Radiance Pro? Leaving aside performance, which functions might one of them have that the other will not?
We won't know that until the Envy is actually released, eh ?
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My apologies for the lack of information recently. FYI, I've been working on the Envy 24/7 for several months now, with good progress. I'm getting near to having a beta unit ready. It will be shown behind closed doors to key companies and people only (for now). Depending on how things go I hope to be able to start releasing more detailed info publicly soon...
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We won't know that until the Envy is actually released, eh ?

Anticipation. It's in the thread title. I expect speculation to be a hallmark of any anticipation thread.
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It will be shown behind closed doors to key companies and people only (for now)
Interesting - it almost seems like madshi might be going embedded tech route vs. a standalone product.

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Interesting - it almost seems like madshi might be going embedded tech route vs. a standalone product.
More likely distributors and dealers.
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Interesting - it almost seems like madshi might be going embedded tech route vs. a standalone product.
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More likely distributors and dealers.
Not enough data to know any of this. It could just be a third party funded this and there's an NDA.
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