At the higher end of the market, DVDO also sold the iScan VP50 and VP50 Pro. Originally retailing for thousands, these units are once again. The DVDO iScan VP is a high-definition video processor and A/V hub. This device converts standard or high definition from the user’s DVD Player, VCR, PVR. John checks out the DVDO iScan VP50PRO – a tasty THX Video certified and HDMI enabled video processor.

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Please iiscan the problem you are having. Such people need their devices to be as flashy and obscurely designed as possible see Faroudja, Extron, and Algolith box designs for good examples of what I mean. It includes sequences with unmatching cadence subtitles, overlay sequences, noisy sequences, badly edited video montages, and so forth.

DVDO iScan Vp50 Model Mm605 Video Processor

This is a sharpening or softening tool depending on the settingwhich has a wide range of values and can either counteract some of the detail loss that can be inherent in compressed images or even the mosquito softening side effect. Reviews 0 Write a review zryvrcsq. If you have ever noticed a film where an actor’s words don’t match his lips, this will correct the problem.

Upgradeable It offers the ability to accept future upgrades via software updates. Input Switching – The VP50 is capable of auto-detecting and switching inputs on both audio and video. My intial tests show that Prep does improve upon typical de-interlacers found in most DVD players and does make a difference when iiscan with progressive sources.

DVDO iScan VP High Definition Video Processor MM B&H Photo

Let us know if we need to take a look at this page or fix a bug. I personally believe that there are two types of processor owners. The VP50’s left rear panel. Test Pattern Generator – Finally, the VP50 incorporates a suite of test patterns to aid you in calibrating your projector. Essentially, what’s missing is the ability to custom control various data points along the gamma correction graphs instead of having them conform to the usual correction formulas.


However, I had a tough time finding anything that was in i video mode to test with. Another nice benefit in HDMI 1.

Unfortunately, both the silver and black front panels don’t really deliver the goods. However, there are quite a few situations where you can’t really conform to that requirement. I know of at least one case a scaler by Key Digital where users revolted against the typical black anodized design of a processor and simply redesigned it and started producing alternate front panel designs.

To be fully honest, the verdict is still out. I remember not too long ago when using the video mode was my equivalent of water torture. As beta versions were released, a continual improvement in the unit’s picture quality and stability were clearly noticeable.

Universal AC mains input: My typical HD test sequences, composed of the typical mix of Sci fi movies The Fifth Element – Lilu’s birth scene, several Star Wars sequences produced amazing results. The Gamma Correction feature is a new addition that gives you the ability to change global gamma settings mostly useful for projectors or individual color gamma values mostly useful for.

Through the menus, one can control the polarity of each of these two outputs. With the proliferation of HDMI enabled players, even those that are capable of passing along interlaced output e.

Output profiles are very useful and can be assigned to be recalled on a per-input and even per-format basis. PReP decodes a progressive-scan signal, essentially re-interlacing it, and then applies the VP50’s superior deinterlacing. While it’s not a complete MPEG artifact removal algorithm the unit still does not support a blocking and macroblocking solutionthis feature works quite nicely in removing the little noises that surround high detail areas, logos, and subtitles, caused by MPEG type compression.


The image that was processed by the VP50 was cleaner and more attractive than the direct connection from disc player to projector. Many people already have a terrible DVD player that they want hooked up and improved upon. The unit includes a number of processing features that help maintain signal integrity, including de-interlacing, sharpness controls, RGB adjustments, frame-rate conversion, format routing, and automatic chroma up-sampling.

These headphone-like connections allow you to control external equipment, such as opening and closing your front projector’s screen, controlling a motorized anamorphic lens, or even dimming down your ambient lights. Write a review zryvrcsq. How much of a difference? Consider a p projector equipped with this device. I need to test this with a lot more sources to be fully convinced that it works.

The only way to get the unit to stop combing was to put it in Game mode. If we add HDTV to the mix, we have to talk about i-top processing.

The downside is that audio must be fed through the VP50 to accomplish this processing, and the VP50’s audio connectivity is not nearly as diverse as its video options. De-interlacing in these cases is usually pretty bad, and a processor can’t really do much to help.

I would have liked, however, to have a finer control over this feature. I would expect that the reason behind this is isca most i content has fairly good cadence locks. Our Vault pages may have some display quirks. As the Pioneer plasma supports 72 Hz, I tried this, but saw no real benefit projector owners will probably see a slightly better image with less judder. This is strange and has been reported to the company.