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Emotiva UMC-1 7.1 Channel Pre-Processor Video Review

Can you get a $2000 processor for just $700? Emotiva is betting you can. It's new UMC-1 7.1 processor combines some of the more advanced A/V processing you'll find into a package that is hard to beat. Let's start with the hardware. The UMC-1 utilizes Emotiva's signature aluminum faceplate design and ...    Read More »

3D Ready Onkyo HT-S6300 and HT-S7300 HTiB

Onkyo just added two premium 3D-Ready packaged 'home theater in a box' systems (HTiB) with 1080p video upscaling and included dock for iPod/iPhone. The Onkyo HT-S6300 and HT-S7300 both have 3-D Ready HDMI-1.4a inputs, 1080p video upscaling, lossless Dolby & DTS high definition audio, Dolby heig ...    Read More »

Onkyo tackles the Mid-Fi home theater market

Onkyo HT-S7200 $899 and HT-S6200 $699 Home Theater Systems Onkyo has introduced two new 7.1-channel home theater systems that deliver leading edge AV processing and surround sound reproduction for today's most advanced home theater programming, including HDTV and Blu-ray. The HT-S7200 and HT-S6200 ...    Read More »

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Faroudja chip vs DVI DVD Players

Hi, I have an HDTV with a DVI/HDMI input. I can''t decide if I should go with a DVD player that upconverts a 480i DVD to 720p and 1080i or go with a component input DVD player with the Sage/Faroudja DCDi chip like the Panasonic RP82S. I can't decide; need some help. I have had people tell me upcon ... Read More »

Faroudja Chip DVD Players Cheap!!

Check out [url]www.ecost.com[/url] for refurbed Denon DVD Players with Faroudja Deinterlacers! They are an approved Denon dealer and they have free shipping. I just scored a DVM-1815 for $120.00 I received it two days after I ordered. Faroudja is everything that you have read about, awesom ... Read More »

Faroudja DCDI or Silicon Image DVD players

Just was wondering if there is much difference with DVD players with this technology than with your standard progressive scan player. I'm wanting to upgrade, but didn't know if it would make any difference with my 65" Mitsu HDTV set? If so, what players would you recommend? Has anyone heard when ... Read More »

DVD-A SACD and Faroudja

I am trying to find out what my options are for a DVD player that does DVD-A, SACD and using the Faroudja DCDi processing. I have found the Yamaha S1500 and the Samsung DVD-HD941. I am connecting this to a Yamaha RX-V1400 and a Samsung 32" EDTV. I would like to keep the price below $500. I use c ... Read More »

Performance of Faroudja on 480p

I have a fairly simple question. Will Fardoudja equipped chips provide better performance on native progressive scan software such as most movie DVDs? I watch about 95% movies compared to TV broadcasts on DVD so I figure the DCDi should be silent during most of the movies since their output sh ... Read More »

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