Novitą: Hollywood +
Video Decodificatore Mpeg1, Mpeg2 e DVD
Hollywood Plus DVD/MPEG-2 Playback CardSigma Designs REALmagic Hollywood PlusDVD/MPEG-2 Playback Card
  • Sigma EM8300 Single-chip MPEG-2 decoder with full compliance ISO 13818-2 MPEG-2 standard
  • Sigma EM9010 analog overlay technology for superior DVD picture quality on computer monitor and compatibility with all VGA cards
  • Plays DVD-video, MPEG-2, and MPEG-1 interactive titles
  • Displays non-interlaced full motion video at full-screen or in a resizeable window from 16 x 16 up to 1600 x 1200 on the VGA monitor
  • Full screen NTSC/PAL TV output
  • Brightness, contrast, and color saturation control for VGA and TV display
  • Dolby™ Digital 5.1 channel output via S/P-DIF connector
  • Dolby Surround, 2-channel stereo analog audio output
  • Supports up to 20 Mbps sustained input channel data rate
  • Plug and Play support for Windows 95/98

DVD Navigation Features
  • Interactive menus and sub-picture controls
  • Multiple camera angles & language selection
  • Supports wide screen, letter box, and Pan & Scan viewing aspect ratios
  • Supports Dolby AC-3 5.1 channel decode
  • Supports MPEG-2 and PCM audio decode
  • Complies with CSS analog and digital copy protection
  • Support for regional copy protection

DVD Movie Playback
The Hollywood Plus brings unprecedented features to the next generation of DVD and MPEG-2 for desktop computers. Hollywood Plus is an affordable PCI card that works with any DVD-ROM/RAM drive and VGA graphics adapter to bring all the excitement of the new DVD format to personal computers. The Hollywood Plus PCI card is based on the Sigma REALmagic core technology: 
Sigma EM8300 Video/Audio Decoder Chip: 
  • DVD/MPEG-2 decoding without burdening the CPU
  • Video output for NTSC or PAL TV display
  • X-Y scalar up to 1600 x 1200 resolution with interpolation and de-interlacing with Microsoft bob and weaves algorithms for computer monitor display
  • Automatic frame rate conversion for NTSC/PAL to VGA, NTSC to PAL or PAL to NTSC Video color processing
  • PCI bus master
Sigma EM9010 Analog Overlay Chip:
  • Full motion DVD/MPEG-2 video data to be displayed directly on your computer monitor without burdening the CPU, graphics adapter, or system PCI bus
  • Overlays computer graphics data with DVD/MPEG-2 video data in a resizable window for computer monitor display

With the Sigma core technology, DVD movies or MPEG-2 video data can be played back on the television set or on the computer monitor in a window or full screen. This guarantees compatibility with virtually all VGA cards. It also eliminates PCI bus bottlenecks and ensures that the motion video is always displayed in 24-bit color, even when the VGA card is set at a lower color depth. 

Sigma Designs DVD Station is an easy-to-use program for DVD navigation and control. With DVD Station, PC users can take full advantage of all the features found in standalone DVD players. Simple VCR-like controls enable the user to choose the track and subtitle language, select viewing aspect ratios, and change camera angles. The user interface is intuitive and easy to navigate. 

DVD Home Theatre Experience
The REALmagic Hollywood Plus card has a TV output that can connect to a television set using either an S-Video or composite video connector. It also incorporates an extraordinary feature called frame rate conversion, which allows NTSC DVD titles to be played on a PAL television, and vice versa. This allows you to experience DVD-Video as it was meant to be experienced, in a home theatre environment. With better-than-laser disc video on a big screen television and the proper audio equipment, you can get the movie theatre experience right in your own home. 

The REALmagic Hollywood Plus card's S/P-DIF connector with Dolby Digital output allows you to experience the ultimate in home theatre surround sound using an external Dolby Digital AC-3 5.1 channel audio decoder/receiver. An analog audio output is also available for Dolby surround sound using a standard Dolby ProLogic audio receiver. 

Goes Beyond DVD
The storage capacity of DVD-ROMs paves the way for a new generation of interactive multimedia titles that not only will have amazing video quality and awesome sound, but also an immense amount of information. 

REALmagic Hollywood Plus fully supports the Windows 95 API for interactive digital video playback. Dedicated hardware frees the CPU to perform other tasks, giving interactive entertainment, education, and training applications more power and flexibility than ever before. 

REALmagic DVD Station Navigation Controls

REALmagic DVD Station Control

REALmagic Hollywood Plus System Block Diagram

REALmagic Hollywood Plus System Block Diagram


System Requirements

  • Intel-based PC with Pentium 133MHz or higher (AMD or Cyrix Equivalent CPU) 
  • PCI 2.1 compliant expansion slot 
  • Plug and Play BIOS support 
  • 16MB RAM and 2MB free hard disk space 
  • SVGA card 
  • DVD-ROM drive 
  • MicrosoftTM Windows 95/98 
  • Bus mastering IDE controller recommended 
  • Amplified stereo speakers (Dolby AC-3 or Dolby ProLogic amplifier and speakers required for surround sound) 

DVD Video Formats Supported

  • Full Frame (4:3 video for 4:3 display)
  • Letterbox (16:9 video for 4:3 display)
  • Pan & Scan (16:9 video for 4:3 display)
  • Widescreen (16:9 video for 16:9 display)



    File Format Support

  • DVD
  • MPEG-2 video and audio
  • Dolby Digital AC-3 audio (5.1 channels)
  • MPEG-1 video and audio (layers I and II)
  • Video CD 1.0 and 2.0
  • Karaoke CD 


  • Mini stereo jack (audio output) 
  • 15-pin VGA Out (to monitor) 
  • 9-pin DIN VGA In (from VGA card) 
  • TV Out (S-Video connector only, composite video requires S-Video to RCA adapter) 
  • S/P-DIF (Dolby Digital Surround Sound) 

Software Driver Support

  • Windows 95, Windows98, including OSR2
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • API supported: Windows MCI, REALmagic32



    Agency Approval

  • FCC Class B 


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