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To convert one set of values to a higher set of values. For example, HDTV sets upconvert broadcast TV (480i) and DVD content (480i or 480p) to the highest format the set supports (720p, 1080i or 1080p). A/V receivers also provide upconversion.

Also called "upscaling." In a modern home theater, the DVD player, A/V receiver and HDTV provide upconversion capabilities. If the units are all of similar quality, it may make little difference which one performs the upconversion. For example, if the HDTV does the best job, the DVD and receiver upconversion can be turned off. Contrast with downconvert.

From 480i to 720p
To convert a 480i signal to 720p or 1080p, the first step is to deinterlace the 480 lines from 480i to 480p and then upconvert to the higher resolution. See deinterlace.

Upconversion Is Critical
Converting a lower resolution to a higher one is more critical than the other way around, and the quality of algorithms differs widely. These examples are images upscaled using a low-quality circuit (top) and the higher-quality circuit (bottom) in Anchor Bay's VP50Pro video processor. (Image courtesy of Anchor Bay Technologies, Inc., www.anchorbaytech.com)
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In addition to playback of up to 40kHz, the speaker also offers a sound upconverting feature that boosts the quality of standard audio files to 24bit/192Hz to enhance subtle details and nuances of each track.
Askes successfully devised nano sized supramolecular constructs (using liposomes and polymersomes) combining the upconverting dye molecules and the prodrugs to make sure the blue light indeed activates the prodrugs.
A few systems will be discussed including rubbery and glassy polymer blends, and copolymers with suitable chromophore pairs, upconverting (nano)particles, gels, and nanostructured materials.
Upconverting Nanomaterials: Perspectives, Synthesis, and Applications
The University of South Dakota, a first-time speaker at ODS, presents their work on covert upconverting inks, whilst a different approach to authentication is revealed in Ostwestfalen-Lippe University's paper on data collection.
Apart from upconverting 1080p content to 4K content, the 60-inch PURIOS 4K TV set has Sharp's proprietary ICC or Integrated Cognitive Creation image processing technology, which - according to Sharp - tricks the human brain into believing that the projected images are real.
We can also change our parameters to make it even more difficult to counterfeit, such as controlling the intensity of the upconverting light or using inks with a higher weight percentage of nanoparticles," lead author of the study, Jeevan Meruga, said.
When converting SD to HD, not all algorithms are as good as each other, either for upconverting or encoding.
XDE has been launched onboard the XD-E500 1080p/24fps Upconverting DVD player.
A self-contained home theatre speaker system with integrated upconverting DVD player, wireless subwoofer and Bluetooth connectivity for easy connection to audio sources, the HT-X810 is designed to enhance the digital living room experience and complement Samsung's HDTVs.
Alternative labels described were colloidal carbon, europium III and time-resolved fluorescence, upconverting phosphors, and dye-loaded liposomes.
Upconverting is a low-cost process; when technicians stretch the image to fill the 16-by-9 HD picture, he says, what sometimes happens is that the bodies of the characters become warped, making them look like "images in a fun-house mirror at the local amusement park.