videophile


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videophile

An individual who is very interested and enthusiastic about TV image quality. A videophile typically enjoys a large, high-quality HDTV for viewing and may add separate scalers and noise reducers to enhance the video experience. Contrast with audiophile.


Video Enhancements
Algolith's Dragonfly lets videophiles enhance their home theaters with technologies typically only found in the film studio. Before and after frames show how the video image is improved. Although these functions may be built into a TV set, the quality of the circuits generally cannot compare to a separate, high-end component like the Dragonfly. (Images courtesy of Algolith inc., www.algolith.com)
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Retail supporters of open DVD, however, dispute the notion that DVD purchasers are videophiles.
Videophiles will like the big screen and home-unit features.
There are those who disagree with Dolby's assessment, including many audiophiles, videophiles, equipment reviewers, and not surprisingly, the folks at DTS, whose competing home system offers far less compression and a seemingly richer, more natural sound.
John Briesch, president of Sony's Consumer A/V Group, said it plans to target high-end consumers -- known collectively as early adopters or videophiles -- who have home theater systems already in place.
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Electronics industry executives and analysts have said these first digital camcorders will sell to high-end consumers and videophiles. Once the prices drop, the mainstream consumer base will become more interested in the digital format.
It is not backlit (important for videophiles who watch in a thoroughly darkened room), but it is at least not clustered with useless features, which made it a love-at-first-sight thing for me.
"I kind of knew what I was interested in, but once I got into the club, it really helped me out in the long run."<br />The common factor is a skill set Frederickson said he's developed by working with like-minded videophiles in Invisible Layers at the nonprofit Autism Oklahoma.
With their new features, their improved quality and their futuristic potential, digital televisions will be a temptation that videophiles in this TV-crazed nation will find hard to resist.
I heard some videophiles saying upsampled DVD might be good enough, a refrain 1 also heard in some parts of the Alexis Park with respect to CD.