[maemo-developers] DVD content playback possible or not? Re: Wishlist (was:Re: N800 and USB host mode)

From: Frantisek Dufka dufkaf at seznam.cz
Date: Fri Mar 9 17:25:34 EET 2007
Hanno Zulla wrote:

> Playback resolution is the problem and the hardware limitations will not
> allow us to use the N800 screen as it is. That's a pity, alhtough I
> understand the reasons for these limitations.

In fact the screen _is_ used in its full resolution. Well sort of. The 
pixel doubling feature on N770 (Epson S1D13742 chip) and the generic 
scaling feature on N800 (Epson S1D13745 chip) both use pixel 
interpolation when doing the data transfer to its dedicated video 
memory. This means the result is actually better then having half 
resolution as color of those additional pixels are not same -> full 
800x480 resolution is used. So basically you have better picture without 
overhead of larger movie resolution. I agree full resolution would be 
even better for some people with lot of disk space but IMO current 
resolution is still good enough.


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