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Hollywood Plus DVD decoder review
Posted by Thomas McGuire on September 21, 2000 - Page 2/7
Company: Sigma Designs     Product: Hollywood Plus DVD Decoder

Specifications

Below is listed the specifications for the Sigma Designs Hollywood Plus DVD decoder, which I received from Azzo.com.

Audio:

  • Dolby Digital 5.1 channels via S/PDIF.

  • Dolby Digital with ProLogic down mix via Stereo output.

  • DTS Surround Sound via S/PDIF.

  • MPEG Layers I & II via S/PDIF or Stereo output.

  • PCM audio via S/PDIF or Stereo output.

Video:

  • Sigma EM8300 single-chip MPEG-2 decoder with full compliance to ISO 13818-2 MPEG-2 standard.

  • Sigma EM9010 analog overlay technology for superior DVD picture quality on computer monitor & compatibility with all VGA cards.

  • Displays non-interlaced full motion video at full-screen or in a resizable window from 16x16 up to 1600 x 1200 on a capable VGA monitor.

  • Plays DVD-Video, SVCD, & VideoCD 1.0 & 2.0 movies.

  • Support for Karaoke CD.

  • Full screen NTSC/PAL TV output.

  • Frame rate conversion enables NTSC DVD titles to played on a PAL television & vice versa.

  • Brightness, contrast, & colour saturation control for VGA & TV display.

  • Supports up to 20 Mbps sustained input channel data rate.

  • Plug & Play support for Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0 & 2000.

  • Full Frame (4:3 video for 4:3 display).

  • Letterbox (16:9 video for 4:3 display).

  • Pan & Scan (16:9 video for 4:3 display).

  • Widescreen (16:9 video for 16:9 display).

Compatibility:

  • Plays DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM discs, DVD-Video, CD-Audio, Video CD & Karaoke CD.

Additional Features:

  • Interactive menus & sub-picture controls.

  • Multiple camera angles & language selection.

  • Support for wide screen, letter box & Pan & Scan viewing aspect ratios.

  • Complies with CSS digital & Macrovision analog copy protection.

  • Support for regional copy protection.

  • Parental Lockout.

Connectors:

  • Mini stereo jack (audio output).

  • S/DPIF Coaxial Dolby Digital & DTS digital audio output.

  • 15-pin VGA Out.

  • 9-pin DIN VGA In (from VGA card).

  • S-Video & Composite (RCA) TV Out.


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