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Arcam recently announced two new models in their DiVA range, the DV135 - a 1080p upscaling DVD Player two weeks ago, and the AVR350 - 7.1 Home Cinema Receiver a day or so ago. These products are both very high end HDTV enabled devices with an impressive feature list, they are also available in black.

The Arcam DiVA DV135 is a 1080p upscaling universal DVD Player with a price tag of £1250.

Arcam DiVA DV135 (Front)
Features SummaryArcam DiVA DV135 (Remote)
  • ABT1010 video scaler to 720p, 768p, 1080i and 1080p
  • DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, CD audio, SACD audio, DiVX video playback
  • Motion adaptive progressive scan
  • HDMI digital video/audio output
  • On-board video setup wizard for user video display calibration
  • 'always-on' composite and SCART video
  • Audiophile sound quality from all disc formats for movies and music
  • CR515 handset, a sleek new design
  • OSD improved - the new user interface features full colour graphics and easy to use menus
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK

  • Zoran Vaddis 888S processor with built-in per pixel motion adaptive progressive scan engine
  • ABT1010 Advanced 10bit video scaler (supporting 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 768p to HDMI out)
  • Internal video setup wizard for calibrating display to DVD player (Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness & Colour)
  • RGB SCART and component video outputs – latter supports both 525p and 625p video
  • HDMI video output, supporting the following formats: 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 768p, 1080i, 1080p
  • Dedicated 768p output for 768 line screens with appropriate HDMI input
  • No Chroma Upsampling Error (CUE)
  • NTSC to PAL and PAL to NTSC conversion
  • High quality zoom function with 1.25 and 1.5 settings to fill 'wrong aspect ratio' screens
  • 'Always On' composite video output for multi-room applications
  • 6 x 11 bit 216 MHz Analog Devices video DACs - for simultaneousoutput of interlaced component (or RGB), S-video and composite video
  • RGB, component and composite buffered 75 ohm video outputs, capable of driving long cables without distortion
  • Supports DVD-Video, VCD, SVCD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW discsplus CD, SACD, MP3, WMA, DiVX, Photo CD and JPEGs

Digital Audio
  • Dolby Digital, DTS, CD, plus stereo and multi-channel DVD-Audio and SACD playback
  • 32bit Zoran audio DSP for optimum fidelity
  • Top of the line 24bit 192kHz Wolfson WM8740 DACs for all 6 audio channels
  • Global audio delay manager, 0-150ms, for perfect lip sync with digital processors / displays
  • Comprehensive bass management supported for most audio formats, including variable crossover frequencies from 50-150Hz in 10Hz steps, plus loudspeaker delay and level setting
  • Ultra-low jitter audio clock circuitry
  • State of the art audiophile CD replay from a DVD player, including HDCD decoding
  • Quick and easy SACD/CD hybrid layer change for fast comparisons
  • Replays MP3 and WMA files from CD, with dedicated on-screen browser
  • Coaxial, optical and HDMI digital audio outputs support 2-channel PCM up to 24bit / 96kHz (HDMI V1.1 up to 6ch 24bit 192kHz PCM), plus DTS and Dolby Digital streams
  • Dual laser DVD drive reads CD-R/RW discs and most copy protected audio CDs

Custom Install
  • Full duplex RS232 control and RC-5 remote input jack
  • Full suite of discrete IR RC-5 codes, including separate on / off etc
  • 'Always On' stereo audio down-mix outputs available from CD/DVD/DVD-A for audio distribution
  • 'Always On' composite and RGB SCART video always available for video distribution

General Features
  • Extended internal buffer memory means no DVD layer change delays
  • 4-layer fibreglass main circuit board for best audio and video performance
  • Arcam-designed mixed mode power supply (linear for audio switched for digital & video)
  • Over spec Toroidal mains transformer
  • Arcam 'Mask of Silence' EMC damping technology
  • Sturdy all metal cabinet construction from heavy gauge steel and aluminium
  • Front panel 'Navi' button simplifies disc navigation when not using remote control
  • New stylish remote control, type CR515
  • Size 430mm wide, 340mm deep, 85mm high
  • Weight 8Kg

Arcam DiVA DV135 (Rear)

The Arcam DiVA AVR350 is a 7.1 HD-Ready Home Cinema Receiver and like the player is high end in terms of price - £1500.

Arcam DiVA AVR350 (Front)
Analogue Audio
  • 100 WPC continuous power output into 4 or 8 ohms loads (all 7 channels driven at 1kHz)
  • Stereo output power over 120 WPC into 4 or 8 ohms, 20Hz – 20 kHz
  • Huge toroidal power transformer and 48,000 microfarads of reservoir capacitors ensure ample power for even the most demanding programme material
  • 6th and 7th channels are assignable to the front left and right for bi-amplifying suitable loudspeakers, or to zone 2 (5.1 speaker setups)
  • Audiophile quality components for best sound quality, including new OP2134 op-amps, 1% metal film resistors, polypropylene film capacitors, OSCON electrolytic capacitors & double sided, fibreglass circuit boards
  • Pre-amp outputs for all 7 channels and subwoofer
  • Multi-channel 7.1 analogue input for DVD-A or SACD sources
  • Stereo direct mode bypasses and disables all digital processing for 2 channel analogue sources
  • 7 stereo analogue inputs (plus tuner); 3 tape outputs (one a tape loop)
  • Zone 2 stereo audio, from analogue inputs or internal tuner. Source and volume control independent from main
  • Built in FM/AM RDS stereo tuner with 30 FM and 16 AM presets

Digital Audio
  • State of the art Crystal Semiconductors CS49400 DSP, with 24bit fixed point double precision Dolby Digital and DTS decoding and 32bit fixed point double precision bass management. 4 layer PCBs
  • Wolfson Microelectronics 24bit 192kHz DACs, stereo ADC and precision electronic volume controls
  • Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx (including full music mode), DTS 96/24, DTS-ES Discrete Matrix 6.1, Neo 6
  • 6 Arcam-optimised surround effects modes for 2 channel sources
  • Adjustable crossover switching from 40 – 130 Hz in 10 Hz steps
  • Separate sub woofer level settings for film and stereo listening
  • Bass and treble equalisers, both global and for each of 7 main channels
  • 6 fully assignable digital inputs, 3 co-axial, 3 optical; 1 coaxial & 1 optical output
  • Assignable global audio delay, adjustable from 0 – 220 milliseconds, to compensate for video processing delays in digital displays or DVD players

VideoArcam DiVA AVR350 (HDMI)
  • 2 way HDMI video/audio switcher (pass through audio only) for all HD sources
  • 1 x HDMI output is compatible with all existing versions of HDMI
  • 5 x composite and 5 x S-video inputs;
  • 3 x composite and 3 x S-video outputs, fully-assignable and buffered (monitor output and 2 tapes)
  • 3 x 100MHz bandwidth component video inputs and 1 monitor output (these may alternatively be configured to support RGB, with sync on composite video, for use in European TV systems)
  • On screen display for all menus on all types of interlaced video output
  • Video up conversion – composite to S-video and vice versa via the monitor outputs; composite and S-video to interlaced component video
  • Video up conversion to RGB with sync on composite (SCART compatible) for European TV displays. 12V triggers support S-video, RGB and widescreen switching for SCART equipped TVs.
  • Composite and S-video inputs assignable to “non video” audio inputs such as DVD-A / SAT (for tuner) or CD; high quality (component / RGB) inputs each assignable to any audio input
  • Zone 2 composite video output, from composite video inputs

Custom Install features
  • Independent Zone 2 (audio + video), with fixed/variable volume & parental access control to sources
  • Duplex RS-232 control; also suitable for system software updates
  • RC-5 remote input jacks for both zones
  • IR pass through for source components
  • Full suite of discrete IR RC-5 codes, including separate on / off etc
  • 12 Volt triggers, on/off for zones 1 and 2 and either SCART control (video in RGB mode) or on / off and video signal sensing (component video mode)

  • Supplied with back-lit CR80 learning remote control with support for up to 7 other components
  • Large, clear 12 character dimmable VFD front panel display
  • Ground lift switch ; User switchable between 120 and 230 Volt mains supplies
  • Size – 430mm wide, 433mm deep, 145mm high
  • Weight 16.2 kg nett, 21.4 kg packed

Arcam DiVA AVR350 (Rear)

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