I wrote a blog article today about pre-processors and how their functionality might be deconstructed and split out to improve quality and ease ongoing upgrades. Thought you might be interested:
You can read the rest here. Thoughts & comments?
"Ahhh....the home theater pre-pro....my thoughts on them are basically summarized by the phase "can't live with them, can't live without them"! Modern pre-pros are the brain of all modern home theaters. An AVR (audio video receiver) is essentially a pre-pro and multi-channel power amplifier in one box. Pre-pro's do a number of essential things without which it would be virtually impossible to watch movies in surround sound. What if there was a better way to go about including the functionality of a pre-pro in your system? Could it be done in such as way that would make it modular and upgradeable when new improvements in video processing and room correction make their way to market? Many people say a pre-pro is like a mini audio and video computer. If so could we use a home theater PC as a pre-pro?"