Anchor Bay today announced that its iScan™ VP50 has been chosen by the North American HD DVD Promotional Group, Inc. to supply 1080p/24 signal processing technology for its traveling home theater demonstration.
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Anchor Bay's DVDO® iScan™ VP50 Chosen for HD DVD Mobile Experience Tour
Advanced Video System Delivers Stunning 1080p Images in Traveling Interactive Demonstration
CAMPBELL, Calif. - Nov. 28, 2006 - Anchor Bay, a leading supplier of video processing semiconductors (ASICs) and systems, today announced that its iScan™ VP50 - part of its DVDO® line of high -definition video processing systems - has been chosen by the North American HD DVD Promotional Group, Inc. to supply 1080p/24 signal processing technology for its traveling home theater demonstration.
The HD DVD Mobile Experience Tour is traveling city to city throughout North America in an "HD DVD experience on wheels" to allow consumers a chance to experience the new HD DVD technology at its very best. On the tour, Anchor Bay's DVDO iScan VP50 is being used in a home theater system to feed a 1080p/48fps signal from an HD DVD player to a Marantz VP11 -S1 1080p DLP front projector. Specifically, Anchor Bay's VRS™ RightRate™ is being utilized to "lock" the incoming 1080i/60 -Hz video signal to a smooth, judder -free 1080p/48fps output.
"The HD DVD Mobile Experience Tour has been an overwhelming success in promoting the HD DVD format," said Kevin Collins, the HD DVD Promotional Group spokesperson and director of HD DVD Evangelism at Microsoft. "The addition of the DVDO iScan VP50 to the Toshiba HD -XA1 HD DVD player provides a 1080p/24, pristine, film -like image that is simply stunning and provides the same motion smoothness as experienced in the movie theater."
"Our DVDO iScan VP50 system breaks the mold of what was previously thought possible in a video processor," said Craig Soderquist, CEO at Anchor Bay. "Having it chosen for the HD DVD Mobile Experience Tour validates the VP50's place as a front -runner in HDTV video processing technology."
The VP50 features all of the processing power of Anchor Bay's Video Reference Series™ (VRS) technologies. VRS 10 -bit Precision Video Scaling II™ independently scales an image horizontally and vertically to achieve outstanding picture quality for today's high -resolution video displays. VRS HD Precision Deinterlacing™ provides five -field motion adaptive and edge adaptive processing for an artifact -free viewing experience. VRS Progressive Re -Processing (PReP™) is a breakthrough technology that undoes poor deinterlacing from source equipment such as DVD players by recovering the original interlaced formats from 480p, 576p, and 1080p inputs, which are then deinterlaced again with Anchor Bay's superior technology.
The VP50 ships with several accessories, including a USB -to -serial adapter for software updates and a newly developed Anchor Bay test disk for calibration. Anchor Bay designed the VP50 to allow for future enhancements such as input and expansion modules, and to be upgradeable with VRS technologies that are currently under development.
The DVDO iScan VP50 is currently shipping at an MSRP of $2,999.
For more information on Anchor Bay's DVDO line of video processor systems, please visit www.dvdo.com.
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About Anchor Bay Technologies, Inc.
Anchor Bay designs and manufactures advanced digital semiconductor and system -level solutions for next -generation digital television and high -resolution digital video products. The company's proprietary Video Reference Series™ (VRS™) technology allows Anchor Bay to offer a wide range of advanced video -processing solutions that greatly improve image quality on large -screen HDTV home theater systems and other video displays. The company's product offerings include Precision Video Scaling™, Precision Deinterlacing™, Progressive Reprocessing™ (PReP™), color correction, detail enhancement, and noise reduction solutions.
Anchor Bay makes its VRS technology available in semiconductor products for OEMs and in its award -winning DVDO iScan™ line of video -processing systems for end users. The company is dedicated to providing leading -edge video technologies that will enable current and next -generation ICs and systems to deliver reference -quality images across a wide range of displays and sources. Privately held, Anchor Bay maintains its headquarters in Campbell, Calif.