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Integra's THX Ultra DVD-Audio Player Gets Progressive
10/23/02 - Integra has added progressive scan video output to the latest version of its DVD-audio and DVD Video player. With this feature, the new Intregra DPS-7.3 will deliver superior picture quality for today's popular HDTV capable displays. The THX Ultra certified player has 192 kHz/24-bit audio DAC's, Direct Digital Path and a Video Circuit Off Mode, making this an ideal source component for serious audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts.The Integra DPS-7.3 has 54MHz/10-bit video D/A conversion for outstanding DVD video performance and picture quality. The addition of progressive scan capability to the component video outputs allows the player to take advantage of the full capabilities of high definition displays and DVD video. The player supports 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios. It also offers exceptional playback control with quick-start play, three-speed fast forward and reverse, and four slow-motion playback modes from 1/2 to 1/16th normal speed. On-screen display and a front-panel joystick provide easy navigation and control of the player's menus and feature controls. The versatile player features superior audio processing with192 kHz/24-bit DAC's, and internal decoding of DVD-Audio, Dolby Digital, and DTS formats. It can play DVD-Audio and Video discs, CD, CD-R/RW, Video CD, MP3, DVD-R and DVD-RW discs. Integra's Direct Digital Path provides a direct signal path to the coaxial digital output using a heavy gauge shielded coaxial cable. This bypasses the noisy PC board traces used in lesser players, resulting in a superior digital output. In addition, the player features a Video Circuit Off mode which shuts down the video circuitry completely during playback, providing the purest audio signal available.The Integra DPS-7.3 features a 6-channel analog output, one stereo output, plus optical and coaxial digital outputs. There are dual component, S-Video , and composite video outputs – which are all active at the same time – rear IR input and output, and a bi-directional RS-232 control port for interfacing with home automation systems. The DPS-7.3 will be available in October with a suggested retail price of $800.
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