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Knowledgebase Article ID: 698 | Print this Article
Updated: 2/10/2009

Question

How to set up ArcSoft SimHD (for TotalMedia Theatre 3)

Answer

SimHD is a patented technology of ArcSoft. This optimal technology delivers a close-to-HD video quality from standard definition multimedia files and DVDs, offers a sharper and more vivid video in real time.

The color of SimHD button will vary when SimHD is in different mode:

  • SimHD is off.
  • SimHD is on.

Click it, a menu appears, including 4 options:

  • Off - Turn off SimHD.
  • Normal - Turn on SimHD in the normal mode.
  • Comparison - Turn on SimHD in the comparison mode.
  • Splitting - Turn on SimHD in the splitting mode.
  • Settings - Launch SimHD Settings page.


Settings:

  • Automatic - Check it, the program will automatically choose appropriate parameters according to your computer system. Uncheck it; you can customize your settings in accordance with the instructions on the settings page.
  • Resolution - Choose the desired resolution here.
  • Adaptive - Detect screen resolution automatically, and upscale your original resource video to fit screen size (Minimum Size 1280 x 720).
  • Sharpness - Adjust sharpness of the result, scale 1 to 5, 5 being the sharpest.

    Note: In some versions, the menu is hidden and the SimHD button has only two statuses (On/Off). If turning on SimHD in these versions, the program will automatically choose the appropriate parameters according to your computer system.

Application

Previous installation of ArcSoft TotalMedia™ Theatre 3.

Computer System

With GPGPU support (NVIDIA graphic card installed)
Minimum
(upscale to 1280x720)
Recommended
(upscale to 1920x1080)
CPU Intel Pentium 4 3.4(HT) GHz Pentium 4 3.4(HT) GHz or faster
AMD Athlon 64 2800+ 1.8GHz Athlon 64 3000+ 1.8GHz or faster
RAM Windows XP 512 MB 1GB or more
Windows Vista 1 GB 2GB or more
GPU NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT* NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT or above*

Original Video File Limits

  1. File type: .mpg or .mpeg
  2. File format: MPEG 2
  3. Maximal video resolution: 720 x 576 (DVD Resolution)
  4. Video width and height: should be multiples of 16

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