La Vida Loca

The new IDT HQV "VIDA" advanced video processing IC improves on the performance of the Previous HQV processors with advancements in noise reduction, adaptive de-interlacing, scaling and detail enhancement.

Auto HQ, in particular, is a brand new feature that can improve the performance of poor video sources, a capability that was startlingly evident during the show on noisy and detail-starved material downloaded from UTube. While it couldn't be said that the result was HD or even particularly good SD, it was far more watchable than before.

IDT, the chip maker who purchased consumer HQV technology from Silicon Optix last year, will soon make the new chip available to end-unit manufacturers for a variety of products including disc players, televisions, computers, and outboard video processors.