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Marantz to use Sage chip in DLP projectors

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"Sage's FLI9200 chipset plays a significant role in the advanced video quality of the

Marantz home entertainment projectors, which feature high-definition DLP with 1280 x

720 resolution, 16:9 panel aspect ratio and 1000:1 contrast ratio. Sage's proprietary

features such as Directional Correlational Deinterlacing (DCDi(TM)), cross color

suppression and video enhancement combine to produce natural looking high-resolution

images free of coloration or motion artifacts, a difference especially visible on large

screens. The DCDi algorithm eliminates the jagged edges seen on moving angled lines in

video images."


Jim Story

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Look at the title:
NEC Selects Sage's Digital Display Processors for New LCD Monitor Series http://www.sageinc.com/news/010710.html

They use the same title for every PR.

Is it an advertisement for NEC? http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif

I wouldn't get too excited, unless value isn't important to you. Marantz charges big bucks for run-of-the-mill performance.


The Sage/Faroudja chips will be appearing in a large variety of units, including DVD players and projectors. Kenwood has a DVD player scheduled for release (I have seen it), and Infocus LP530 includes the Sage chips, and Infocus' new HT machine will have it as well.

I spoke to the Sage rep at the SID show a few weeks ago, and he said that they are being very aggressive about new contracts.

Their main competitors are the Genesis chip set and the Silicon Image set. From what I can tell, the Sage and SI sets are very similar on 3:2 inverse-telecine (for film material). Sage wins on video-based material (which requires a heuristic approach to scaling) and also has better color rendition.

In summary: this is not going to be a unique feature for Marantz or NEC, but should become fairly common within a year or so.

[Edited to say "Kenwood DVD player" not "Kenwood projector".]

[This message has been edited by rlsmith (edited 07-10-2001).]
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"Kenwood has a new projector scheduled for release (I have seen it)"

Which DLP chip? Did you see its image, or just the projector itself?



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Typo: I should have said "Kenwood DVD player" not "Kenwood projector". Sorry. I have corrected the original post.

So marantz will have a 16x9 DLP unit also (like the Sharp)?

anybody got the specs? Contrast? color wheel? Date or expected price?

The forthcoming sharp is getting rave reviews. I'd like some more competition in this brave-new-world of 16x9 DLP!!!

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