Silicon Optix, NEC Partner On TheaterSync Unit

NEC Solutions America, Inc. has partnered with Silicon Optix to bring award-winning HQV processing powered by Teranex to NEC plasmas and projectors. The new NEC TheaterSync external video processing unit will seamlessly connect to its displays for outstanding video performance.

The Silicon Optix/Teranex-born HQV technology meets the demands of the high performance display market by utilizing true 10-bit video processing, full four field motion adaptive video deinterlacing for both standard definition and high definition signals, temporal-recursive noise reduction, automatic multi-cadence detection, and pixel-based detail enhancement. The scaling engine inside the Realta uses as many as 1024 taps and can scale all resolutions up to QXGA. The Realta implements the same video processing power 1 trillion operations per second as the acclaimed $60,000 Teranex Xantus box. The NEC TheaterSync will offer a complete array of connectivity, including all SD, HD, and PC signals over standard analog, DVI, and HDMI inputs. Additionally, TheaterSync will incorporate the newest HQV algorithm, CNR (CODEC Noise Reduction), to reduce the artifacts caused by MPEG and other CODEC compression methodologies. The Realta HQV processor has already received numerous awards and accolades, including the Best of Innovations award for the Embedded Technologies category at the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show, Most promising New Technology and Most Exciting New Company from The Perfect Vision, Best Buzz of CEDIA from Insight Media, AVGuide Monthly's Best Product Overall, Red Herring's "Top 100 Innovators" award, Fred Kahn's Silver Best of CES award, and most recently Best Picture of the Show at the Home Entertainment 2005 Show in New York City, from Tom Norton of UltimateAVmag.com.