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Zoran upscaler chip attempts to bridge HD-DVD gap

August 2, 2004

Zoran has introduced an upscaler chip for DVD players to upsample DVD content to high-definition displays.

The HDXtreme DVD upscaler’s reference design is complete and mass production quantities are shipping to major DVD player manufacturers.

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The HDXtreme chip could bridge the gap between the standard-definition video stored on today’s DVDs and next-generation high-definition DVD formats, such as Blu-ray or HD-DVD. Although the formats are currently being debated, studio owners have yet to decide which format they will bless as the vehicle for high-definition content.

Zoran’s chips can output video in either analog format or use the new High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), a video transmission standard supported by Hitachi, Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic), Philips, Sony, Thomson (RCA), Toshiba, and Silicon Image, among others.

Zoran’s Vaddis DVD decoder chip outputs video in progressive-scan mode, eliminating the need for a line doubler.

Eventually, both the HDXtreme and the Vaddis chips will be integrated into a single component.

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