Feeds

Arcam pitches broadcast-quality DVD HD upscaler

High price hi-def

High performance access to file storage

Why wait for Blu-ray Disc or HD DVD for your hi-def movie viewing needs when you can upscale your DVD collection to 1080p right here, right now? That's high-end hi-fi maker Arcam's argument, at any rate, but it may have a job convincing punters to cough up £1,800 for the privilege.

Yes, its FMJ DV139 DVD Universal Audio player - it'll plays Super Audio CDs and DVD-Audio discs too, as well as CDs and discs containing DiVX files - ships next month at just such a price point. Mind you, as you'd expect from Arcam, the machine contains some impressive-sounding technology.

arcam fmj dv139 upscaling dvd player

The ABT1010 upscaling engine can generate broadcast quality results, Arcam claimed, and the machine's ABT102 video de-interlacer is likewise spec'd to meet transmitted TV standards. The unit's casing is designed to prevent outside and internal vibrations affecting the sensitive electronics. The DV139 has a pair of toroidal transformers capable of pumping out audiophile-grade sound.

There's even a built-in video calibration wizard to help users get the best picture.

arcam fmj dv139 upscaling dvd player

The DV139 has an HDMI port, along with composite-video and SCART connectors, and stereo audio outputs too. ®

Read our HD TV in the UK guide here

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Nvidia gamers hit trifecta with driver, optimizer, and mobile upgrades
Li'l Shield moves up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, GameStream comes to notebooks
AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'
The Radeon R9 295X2: Water-cooled, 5,632 stream processors, 11.5TFLOPS
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
NORKS' own smartmobe pegged as Chinese landfill Android
Fake kit in the hermit kingdom? That's just Kim Jong-un-believable!
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.