DVDO EDGE introduced
DVDO has just introduced the DVDO EDGE – an affordable world-class video processor that is capable of upconverting virtually all video formats up to 1080p to go along nicely with your recently purchased HDTV. This is made possible thanks to the full range of Anchor Bay’s Video Reference Series (VRS) technologies. Folks who love convergence will definitely fall in love with the DVDO EDGE, since it also doubles up as the ultimate A/V hub thanks to half a dozen HDMI 1.3 “Deep Color” inputs, a couple of HDMI 1.3 outputs and the whole works of analog and digital A/V connections. The revised user interface makes it a snap to set up and operate, allowing different users to use personalized set ups for easy familiarity.
The mentioned VRS technologies will provide deinterlacing with 10-bit precision for all sources, ranging from 480i to 1080i, while and Auto PReP (Progressive Reprocessing) is smart enough to “undo” poor deinterlacing in source devices (DVD/set-top box, etc.) which utilize general purpose chips for upscaling purposes in order to deliver a flawless picture to your display. EDGE is capable of converting multiple resolutions from SD to HD up to full HD (1080p), while other technologies used for that so-called “perfect” image include Mosquito Noise Reduction, Fine Detail Enhancement, Edge Enhancement, Progressive Cadence Detection, RightRate, Precision A/V Lipsync, and Auto CUE-C. To hook up with your display device (preferably one that is full HD capable), all you need is a solitary HDMI cable and you’re good to go.
Not only movie buffs will find this useful, but gamers as well since the ‘Game Mode’ will see the EDGE eliminate video processing delay, while the front panel HDMI input makes it all the more convenient to plug in your Xbox 360 and PS3. I must admit that I’m rather skeptical of the whole device – after all, watching upconverted video is somewhat akin to a pair of headphones that does virtual 5.1 surround sound, isn’t it? I would much rather save that $799 and spend it on a PS3 instead.