DVDO Duo – Video Processor CMS Unit only $799 to THX Attendees

DVDO Duo – Video Processor CMS Unit only $799 to THX Attendees

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    Gregg Loewen
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    hi guys

    DVDO wants to do a “special deal” for THX guys.

    The retail on the unit is $1299, and the normal cost price is $899. We will be offering to you for 799.

    Please drop me an email at gregg@lionav.com if you would like one (or more) units.

    Gregg

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  • #1713
    Gregg Loewen
    Keymaster

    Here is a link to a review by Tom Huffman:

    http://www.chromapure.com/newgear.asp

    Here is a link to the product specs:

    http://www.anchorbaytech.com/products/systems/iscanduo.php

    #1832
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    As of this morning the DVDO Duo has received a firmware update that gives you full 18 point CMS control.

    DVDO DUO UPDATE

    Just made this deal that much better ๐Ÿ™‚

    #1833
    Anonymous
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    Hmmmm….me having a feeling I will be a buyin’ this. However, anyone know if this will pass the HiDef codecs? One of the biggest problems I found with previous DVDO processors is that the audio choices left much to be desired. I am assuuming though with HDMI 1.3 spec, it should do so.

    #1834
    Gregg Loewen
    Keymaster

    DVDO wants to do a “special deal” for THX guys.

    The retail on the unit is $1299, and the normal cost price is $899. We will be offering to you for 799.

    Please drop me an email at gregg@lionav.com if you would like one (or more) units.

    #1835
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Now you’re toying with my emotions!

    #1836
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Another question…anyone know whether this will support anamorphic lenses? Lumagen declares this explicitly, but DVDO does not specifiy. Just want to know if anyone has the inside skinny. Thanks!

    #1837
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Above references 18-poin CMS. I was nder the impression that it was a 12-point system. Which is it and how well does it work? Anyone played with one yet?

    #1838
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    This is from the DVDO web site. It looks like 18 points.

    NEW FEATURES
    1. Color Management System
    This section describes the new features in iScan Duoโ€™s CMS
    1.1 Secondary Color Gamut Controls (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow)
    Secondary Color Adjustments (x,y,Y) are enabled in the Color Gamut menu. For example:
    Main Menu > Output Setup > Color Gamut > Cyan-x
    1.2 Luminance Control for Color Gamut
    Color Gamut adjustments now come with luminance control โ€˜Yโ€™.
    The primary colors (Red, Green, Blue) and White each comes with a new luminance โ€˜Yโ€™ control. For example, Red controls now feature Red-x, Red-y and Red-Y. For example:
    Main Menu > Output Setup > Color Gamut > Red-Y

    #1840
    Anonymous
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    Jon Gosling;2138 wrote:
    Above references 18-poin CMS. I was nder the impression that it was a 12-point system. Which is it and how well does it work? Anyone played with one yet?

    I have ๐Ÿ™‚
    Works just as advertised.

    #1839
    Anonymous
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    Awesome, how would you compare/contrast the processing with the Radiance?

    #1841
    Anonymous
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    I have little to no experience with the Radiance ๐Ÿ™
    but I can tell you that the DUO has full RGBCMY x,y,Y control and 0%-100%
    RBG and white x,y,Y control.

    Here is the DVDO DUO supplement sheet

    Hope this helps

    #1842
    Anonymous
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    Thanks Ray,

    I was looking more for comparison or contrast on teh image processing not the CMS system. Good information though.

    #1611
    Anonymous
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    Can someone compare the Duo to a Lumagen feature wise. It seems the duo can do everything a Lumagen can do for a lot less money. Am I missing something?

    #1853
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Love competition. Always good for the end user (as long as quality does not suffer in the process). If this works as advertised, it certainly is an interesting alternative.

    Questions that come to mind and I certainly do not have the answer to – clearly someone with experience with Lumagen and this unit could address:

    1) A number of other processors have done funky things to the signals. It’s pretty well known that Lumagen does not introduce new errors when correcting other errors. How does this unit stack up in that category?

    2) Lumagen allows the user to adjust one parameter and is smart enough to adjust everything accordingly so you do not screw up another parameter that you already adjusted. How does this stack up?

    3) Apparently ChromaPure plans to integrate this with its software, while Calman has Lumagen integration with v4.0. With the lack of Chromapure Pro and varied meter support, is Calman planning support for DVO as well? If not, that could certainly be a possible time killer for a calibrator.

    4) According to info out today, DVO is planning 3D firmware update for Q3. Is this a free update or is there a charge to “unlock” 3D as that appears the route Lumagen appears to be following.

    5) Does the unit actual do full processing on the 3D as the Lumagen does or is it just pass through?

    All in all, an interesting low price alternative. Will be interesting to hear how the unit stands up within the above parameters.

    #1854
    Anonymous
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    Randy Kabrich;2166 wrote:
    Love competition. Always good for the end user (as long as quality does not suffer in the process). If this works as advertised, it certainly is an interesting alternative.

    Questions that come to mind and I certainly do not have the answer to – clearly someone with experience with Lumagen and this unit could address:

    1) A number of other processors have done funky things to the signals. It’s pretty well known that Lumagen does not introduce new errors when correcting other errors. How does this unit stack up in that category?

    2) Lumagen allows the user to adjust one parameter and is smart enough to adjust everything accordingly so you do not screw up another parameter that you already adjusted. How does this stack up?

    3) Apparently ChromaPure plans to integrate this with its software, while Calman has Lumagen integration with v4.0. With the lack of Chromapure Pro and varied meter support, is Calman planning support for DVO as well? If not, that could certainly be a possible time killer for a calibrator.

    4) According to info out today, DVO is planning 3D firmware update for Q3. Is this a free update or is there a charge to “unlock” 3D as that appears the route Lumagen appears to be following.

    5) Does the unit actual do full processing on the 3D as the Lumagen does or is it just pass through?

    All in all, an interesting low price alternative. Will be interesting to hear how the unit stands up within the above parameters.

    I only have the answer to question #3
    CalMAN V4 works with the DVDO DUO in interactive mode….right now.
    It can adjust all the CMS and Grayscale adjustments of the Duo as well as used the Duo as the pattern generator as of the latest RC4 release.

    Hope this helps

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