DVDO has announced the launch of the iScan Mini, an Ultra HD 4K video enhancement system that it says "significantly improves" the quality of standard-definition and high-definition content.
Available for $299 (£176), the iScan Mini boats Silicon Image's VRS ClearView technology, which has an Ultra HD 4K adaptive scaling engine on board, as well as noise reduction technologies.
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The scaling engine has been designed to process video and graphics independently; DVDO says this is able to provide "outstanding picture quality on 4K and Full HD displays" as a result.
Other features of the iScan Mini include display setup tools; edge and detail enhancement; on-screen audio and video EDID editing; and an infra-red input port, as well as a remote control.
DVDO general manager C.H. Chee said the launch of the iScan Mini had been motivated by a current lack of native 4K content – despite the steady growth being seen in the global 4K TV market.
Chee said: "The image quality of content delivered by DVDs, Blu-ray discs or streamed over the Internet often lacks visual detail or is hampered by low-resolution and high compression.
"The iScan Mini’s scaling and enhancement technologies enable consumers to enjoy cinema-quality video on their 4K Ultra HD or Full HD TV by bringing out details and nuances not visible in the original content.”
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by Pete Hayman
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