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Lumagen Goes HQV



Beaverton, OR–(Sept 6, 2005)– Lumagen Inc. announced today that it is developing the RadianceXD, incorporating the advanced Realta HQV video processing engine. The Lumagen RadianceXD is slated for release in the second quarter of 2006. It will be the perfect companion for any commercial or home theater application wanting to use the award-winning HQV powered by Teranex processing. Lumagen’s own processing and calibration technology is combined with the Realta HQV to provide the ultimate home theatre experience.

“Working with Lumagen is truly exciting for Silicon Optix because both companies firmly believe in providing the pinnacle of image quality for the home theater set up,” said Dennis Crespo, VP of Marketing at Silicon Optix. “It’s a great match of video expertise, and in the end the consumer ultimately benefits from years of invention and refinement.”

“Lumagen products provide exceptional video quality, and that’s exactly why we decided to design around the Realta HQV video processor for our new flagship product,” said Jim Peterson, President and CTO of Lumagen Inc. “Realta HQV gives our new box a taste of Hollywood so that our customers can heighten their home theater experience each time they turn it on.”

The RadianceXD will sport 10 video inputs, and two independent HDMI outputs. The video input complement includes six HDMI, two SD/ED/HD analog and two SD/ED analog inputs. Composite and SVideo sources are processed with a 3D comb-filter for the best possible image from off-air and analog-cable channels. In addition there are 6 SPDIF, 2 TOS-Link and 4 stereo analog audio inputs with two independent SPDIF outputs. Audio is also supported on all HDMI inputs and outputs. Together these features allow the RadianceXD to act as a 10 by 2 audio/video crossbar switch, making it ideal for even the most sophisticated home and commercial applications. The first output is from the Realta HQV processor. The second output can be independently selected from any of the ten video inputs or a copy of the first output.

The RadianceXD provides extremely fast switching by using an independent input decoder for each of its ten inputs. Unlike other video processors that can take up to several seconds to sync when a new digital input is selected, the RadianceXD actively samples all inputs, including HDCP encryption, so it can switch inputs immediately.

The RadianceXD incorporates a true 10-bit video processing pipeline with the Realta HQV at its core. The Realta HQV provides full four-field motion adaptive video deinterlacing for both standard definition and high definition signals, temporal-recursive noise reduction, automatic multi-cadence detection, and pixel-based detail enhancement. Lumagen’s own calibration, and video processing algorithms are used to complement and enhance the already stellar Realta HQV processing. The RadianceXD provides the most extensive set of video calibration features available, allowing the image to meet the critical color accuracy requirements of even the most demanding theater application.

Pricing and availability
The Lumagen RadianceXD will be available in 2Q 2006 and has a MSRP of $5999 US. To learn more about the RadianceXD visit the company’s website at

To learn more about Realta HQV, go to

About Silicon Optix
Silicon Optix Inc., a privately held fabless semiconductor company, is the leading supplier of advanced programmable video/image digital processing integrated circuits (ICs). The company’s products are driving three unique technologies into a broad range of markets: a patented, powerful, array-based programmable DSP for digital video that can perform one trillion operations/second enabling real-time pixel-by-pixel processing of HDTV; industry-leading and Hollywood proven software algorithms from Teranex; and proprietary eWARP geometry processing. Silicon Optix’s mission is to leverage these innovative technologies into ICs that will enable the next generation of digital video/image capture, transmission, distribution, editing, storage, and display solutions, with an initial focus on large-area digital displays including front and rear projection. Silicon Optix is headquartered in San Jose, California, with operations in Hanover, Germany; Orlando, Florida; Taipei, Taiwan; Shanghai, China; and Toronto, Canada. For more information about Silicon Optix, please visit the company’s website at

About Lumagen, Inc.
Lumagen is a privately held video systems product company and is located in Beaverton, Oregon. Lumagen provides solutions for video switching, and calibration, plus deinterlacing and scaling. Together these allow integrators to provide the best quality and most accurate video images for their home theater installations. For more information about Lumagen visit the company’s website at

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