Archive for July, 2009

IDT announces new HQV Vida Chipset!

July 22, 2009
By Mark Petersen

July 22, 2009 The original Silicon Optics Realta HQV chipset set the bar in quality de-interlacing when it was released 4+ years ago.  It brought $50K Teranex level performance and per-pixel motion adaptive de-interlacing into an economical single chip form factor.  It’s been widely used since then and incorporated in many products including the contrast leading JVC...
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Microsoft Silverlight and Smooth Streaming – and why you should care

July 18, 2009
By Mark Petersen
Microsoft Silverlight and Smooth Streaming – and why you should care

July 18, 2009 Microsoft Silverlight 3 was released last week and this seems like a good time to write an article about the technology.  This article will provide a quick overview of adaptive streaming which is a key feature of Silverlight.  Microsoft’s Silverlight is well positioned to compete with Adobe Flash which is the other dominant adaptive streaming technology.  In...
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VideoLan Project Ships VLC 1.0.0!

July 8, 2009
By Mark Petersen
VideoLan Project Ships VLC 1.0.0!

July 08, 2009 On Monday, the VideoLan Project, developers of the popular streaming media software player VLC  shipped a major new release, version 1.0.0.  VLC is well known in the open source community.  What started as a student project has grown into one of the better known and successful open source projects.  VLC supports many different video formats and...
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Oppo BDP-83 combo Blu-Ray, SACD and DVD-A player ships!

July 7, 2009
By Mark Petersen
Oppo BDP-83 combo Blu-Ray, SACD and DVD-A player ships!

 July 07, 2009  The much anticipated Oppo BDP-83 combo blu-ray player with SACD and DVD-Audio has officially shipped!  Oppo’s players are well known in the videophile community and are highly regarded for their ability to play and upconvert SD content with very few issues.  The Oppo DV-983H DVD player for example was the first player to ever...
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