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NXP develops video postprocessor IC to enhance HD experience

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 29 Aug 2007 20:30 User comments (4)

NXP develops video postprocessor IC to enhance HD experience NXP has launched the world's first video postprocessor with proprietary Motion Accurate Picture Processing technology, enabling TV manufacturers to drastically improve high-definition (HD) motion picture on LCD TVs. The PNX5100 video postprocessor combines movie judder cancellation (MJC), motion sharpness and vivid color management to successfully remove the visible halo and blur in fast moving scenes delivering an enhanced viewing experience for enjoying sports and action movies.
The Motion Accurate Picture Processing technology uses an up-conversion technique in conjunction with three-frame HD Movie Judder Cancellation and full motion-compensated up-conversion to 1920x1080p @ 120Hz. The Automatic Picture Control (APC) feature dynamically adjusts the processing parameters used to obtain optimal improvement on every output frame. As a result, NXP's PNX5100 enables TV manufacturers to take advantage of the latest 1920x1080p @ 120Hz resolution panels with wide color gamut for superior sharpness, richer color, dynamic motion and deep contrast.

"Blurred pictures on large HDTV sets has been a chronic irritation for consumers, and set manufacturers have not yet been able to find an effective solution," said Shyam Nagrani, Principal Analyst, Display Electronics, iSuppli Corporation. "NXP's new technology offers a promising solution to reduce the halo effect considerably for consumers to enjoy a genuinely high-quality viewing experience."

"Until now consumers have only experienced the first phase of the HDTV evolution. NXP's advance in HD motion picture quality is unprecedented and will herald the second generation of HDTV," said Jos Klippert, Senior Marketing Manager Digital TV Systems, NXP Semiconductors.

Klippert added: "NXP's Motion Accurate Picture Processing is a revolutionary technology that delivers dynamic improvements in motion, sharpness, contrast and color to offer the best consumer experience. Moreover, it reaffirms our leadership in R&D and demonstrates our understanding of consumer expectations from HDTV viewing today and in the foreseeable future."

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4 user comments

11.9.2007 1:17

That "blur" is what I don't like the most with the LCD sets. If it's gone, let me see a list of the sets that use this. I'd like to see how well it works.

21.9.2007 3:25

I work for this company in FIshkill, New York! We've been really crazy bizy. I'm not allowed to say much, but we make chips for Iphones, Pods, this new HD technology. Other stuff you use on a daily basis.

31.9.2007 5:36

Does this new chip really get rid of the "blur"?

49.9.2007 23:00

Just another inhancement.

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