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I just read your review of the new Kaleidescape Mini System and where you say "The Mini System creates beautiful high-definition output from DVDs, providing a viewing experience that rivals Blu-ray". Huh??
I don't care how much signal processing you induce you can only make an originally transferred 480i video or 24 fps film transfer signal marginally better through computer software that upgrades a signal to 1080i, and that really applies to compressed audio on regular DVD. Are you saying this new system can equate to full, original 1080i video and the new Blu-ray loss-less Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio bandwidths?? A Dolby TrueHD bitstream can carry up to 14 discrete sound channels and have sample depths up to 24 bits/sample and audio sample rates up to 192 kHz. And the DTS-HD has a similar codec performance rate. So what you say is ridiculous, and if so, why even bother to buy or upgrade to Blu-ray? I expect a little more intellectual challenge from an AV review source than this drivel. You guys just took a major credibility hit in my book.
Also it's somewhat disconcerting that a new technology box would come out in this day and age and not have full HD built into the architecture from the beginning. Talk about myopic!