Cisco CloudCenter: Get the Hybrid IT Advantage


Definition - What does Upscaling mean?

Upscaling is the process of matching an incoming multimedia signal with the native resolution of the display of a device. Upscaling is done by video processing chips that are installed in digital display devices. A low-resolution signal cannot be properly displayed on a large-resolution display, and vice versa, therefore upscaling is inevitable in today’s technology.

Upscaling is also known as upconverting.

Techopedia explains Upscaling

Suppose an HD-ready display device has a 1,920×1,080-pixel display. Upon connecting a DVD player or a source of video with a standard definition signal and a resolution of 720×575 pixels, the job of the video processing chip would be to upscale and process the video signal to fit the display resolution. If upscaling is not done, then the screen would show large patches of black since the input signal would not be able to cover the entire screen. The signal is deinterlaced and processed, then upscaled using various algorithms and adding pixels.

Share this:

Connect with us

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.