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Other features of the display include a 16M 10-bit 3D Y/C comb filter, a default 6500K color temperature setting, noise reduction circuitry, “interactive plug-in” menus, 3:2 pull-down, a DVI interface with HDCP compatibility, multiple component, S-Video and composite inputs and a 20 watt audio system. It will be available in June of 2003. No price was announced at the show.
JVC’s latest top-of-the-line receiver is the RX-DP20VBK, which features a 225MHz 32/64-bit floating point Texas Instruments DSP capable of handling 1800 MIPs. The RX-DP20VBK is a 7.1 channel THX Ultra 2 certified receiver with 120 watts into each channel. It offers 7 digital inputs, Dolby Digital, Pro Logic II, DTS ES and DTS NEO:6 decoders, multi-room capabilities, 12-volt trigger and much more. The unit will be available in January 2003 for $2500.
Need a slim DVD player? Then take a look at the JVC XV-N5SL single-disc player, which is only 2.2” high. The $250 player offers progressive scan output, customizable video processor, 10-bit 54MHz video D/A converters, 24-bit/192kHz audio D/A converters, 13-step zoom function, 30-disc resume and compatibility with DVD-R, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3 and JPG formats.
Finally, JVC’s Professional division was showing their latest D-ILA front projector. The DLA-SX21 features an impressive 1400x1050 native resolution in 4:3 (1400x768 in 16x9) with an 800:1 contrast ratio and 1500 ANSI lumens of brightness. The new unit is compatible with 180i, 24p, 25p 30p and 24pSF formats and features a third-generation video scaler. The DLA-SX21 has a retail price of $9995.
Having trouble deciding between the DVD-Audio and SACD formats? Pioneer’s got the answer in two new DVD players. The DV-47Ai and DV-45A can both read DVD-Audio and SACD discs. The $1200 DV-47Ai features 108MHz/12-bit video processing, while the $700 DV-45A offers 54MHz/10-bit video processing. Both feature 192kHz/24-bit Burr Brown audio processing. The DV-47Ai includes IEEE 1394 connectivity (for high-resolution audio through their upgraded VSX-49TXi receiver), 4:4:4 video upsampling, sixteen adjustable video parameters with three memory settings, plus smooth scan and a new GUI.
Continuing on the DVD theme, Pioneer Elite’s new $2000 DVR-7000 DVD recorder is compatible with the DVD-R and DVD-RW formats that can hold 2 hours of DVD quality video, or 6 hours of VHS quality material. The DVD-7000 includes an IEEE 1394 interface, 3D Y/C separation circuit, MPEG-2 encoder with variable bitrate, progressive scan output, a built-in time base corrector and a 181-channel TV tuner with VCR+ and seven-event recording timer.
Also new from Pioneer are three new rear projection monitors, the PRO-730HD 64”, PRO-630 58” and PRO-530 53”. The trio features multiple DVI interfaces with HDCP capabilities and a new PureCinema III film detection circuit with 3:2 pull-down and 1080i upsampling. The new “Reference Theater Mode Pro” automatically selects a 6500K color temperature, turns off velocity scan modulation, sharpness, flesh tone and black level expansion circuitry, resulting in a very film-like image. The three models will be available for $7900, $6900 and $5900 respectively.