Blurring removed from fast action on HD TVs

"Revolutionary chip technology takes HD TV picture quality to the next level."

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Blurring  Removed From Fast Action on HD TVs

By the end of 2010, 400 million homes around the world will have High Definition TV (HD TV), and consumers will enjoy the exceptional picture quality this technology enables. However, current HD TV sets still suffer from blurring when showing fast action images and armchair sportsmen and women have been left disappointed when they have to rely on the referee to tell them that a goal is offside.
For nature program lovers who want to see the flap of a bird's wings or people who want to make their own line calls, the Dutch chip maker, NXP Semiconductors has the solution. It has invented a TV technology called Motion Accurate Picture Processing (MAPP). This technology maintains fantastic picture quality even when parts of the image are moving very rapidly - meaning there is no need to miss out on of any of the excitement in the latest action movie or fail to appreciate just how good Federer's back hand actually is. With this technology, flat screen TVs will finally catch up with the outstanding picture quality of bulky, glass tube TVs.

The technology MAAP - Motion Accurate Picture Processing -  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.

NXP's Motion Accurate Picture Processing technology uses a revolutionary 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. “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.”

The PNX5100 with Motion Accurate Picture Processing technology is a breakthrough product, which emphasizes NXP's Home business unit's focus on digital TV. It reflects the outcome of the Roadmap for Leadership program announced by CEO Frans van Houten on the anniversary of the company’s launch. This will see R&D investments in the Home business unit focus on application specific systems, digital consumer systems, and security video systems and IP cameras.

The Nexperia PNX5100 integrated media processor cores provide a powerful video processing platform for motion estimation and up-conversion. The performance is extended with hardware pre- and post-video processing functions a universal input processor (UIP) and video composition pipe (CPIPE). It includes a dual-channel LVDS receiver and two dual-channel LVDS transmitters. This advanced postprocessor also provides PiP (Picture-in-Picture) and OSD graphics insertion capabilities. The PNX5100 supports high-end flat panel screen resolutions and refresh rates with formats including 1366×768 @ 120Hz and 1920×1080 @ 120Hz.

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29-08-2007, 18:38:40

Firstly, thanks for the excellent support with a deceased P35C-DS3R motherboard. The replacement came two days after I sent the dead one.:worship:

Secondly, there seems to be some severe issues with M/Board - on the gigabyte support section of forums.tweaktown, a number of people have reported the same problem I had... Just a warning...! I'm a bit surprised, as I've been using GB motherboards for 10 years and never had a single problem.

29-08-2007, 19:08:57

What was your problem/can you link to these threads?

I bought the same mobo, and it was dead so I had to get it sent back and replaced. Are you suggesting my replacement could be prone to early death?

29-08-2007, 19:48:56


What was your problem/can you link to these threads?

I bought the same mobo, and it was dead so I had to get it sent back and replaced. Are you suggesting my replacement could be prone to early death?

Here is the forum:

Someone from Gigabyte posts to it - it's an official support forum for GB.

I'm not suggesting anything about your replacement - so far, mine has been OK apart from the odd reset during the BIOS (That causes the RAID to rebuild on next boot up) and some windows "freezes". People have had it working for a while before it dies. Fingers crossed we're lucky and don't have any problems.

My problem was it just reset constantly - started, reset 5 seconds later, started, reset, forever.

I'm getting more and more convinced that this m/board DOES has some issues, and I do lack confidence in using it heavily! There are people reporting the same problem.

The gigabyte bloke who is on the support forums seems to have the same answer for every problem ("Update bios" - even when people explain they cannot get into POST!). He's also asking people to e-mail him for non-beta copies of the BIOS.

I wonder how many returns tekheads have had for this m/board?

29-08-2007, 20:00:29

hmm, this is worrying me, im getting this for my brothers computer, and if it has these problems he will probs kick the rig =/

30-08-2007, 01:35:00

i have this board no issues at all worked out of the box

30-08-2007, 03:39:00


i have this board no issues at all worked out of the box

Lucky you, but there seem to be a few that do have problems.

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