October 02, 2012
| by Rachel Cericola
With technology constantly changing, you want that pricey home theater system to keep up—right? Silicon Image is making it easy to upgrade your existing setup, via two new upscaling video processors.
While each product has yet to get a name, they do have a purpose. Both can bump up standard-def and HD content to resolutions up to 4Kx2K, using the company’s proprietary VRS ClearView technology.
Even more interesting is that both processors promise to enhance the picture quality of streaming or downloaded web video, which is an option that so many AV components are adding into the mix these days.
“With the growing trend of streaming media and downloaded Internet video, consumers can instantly view content but often have to sacrifice video quality due to heavy compression,” said Alex Chervet, senior director of marketing at Silicon Image, Inc. “Integrating our new video processors with VRS ClearView technology into home theater devices not only improves image quality but provides a future-proof solution so that today’s Blu-ray players or A/V receivers can take advantage of tomorrow’s 4K displays.”
Besides boosting video quality, these new processors promise to reduce compression noise, remove edge artifacts and enhance detail. Each one also has integrated HDMI and MHL interfaces. Find out more about Silicon Image’s CE product portfolio on the company’s website.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.