Lumagen Introduces the VisionHDP™ Processor for Home Theater Scaling, Switching, Performance

Mid-Level Vision™ Series Processor Ideal for Optimizing High-Definition Picture Quality from Front Projectors and Top-Level Plasma Displays


J. B. Stanton Communications
860/542 -1234 Voice • 860/542 -0005 Fax
Kim Wilson / [818] 843 -5555 Voice
Bryan Stanton /

Lumagen Introduces the VisionHDP™ Processor for Home Theater Scaling, Switching, Performance

Mid -Level Vision™ Series Processor Ideal for Optimizing High -Definition Picture Quality from Front Projectors and Top -Level Plasma Displays

CEDIA, INDIANAPOLIS, IN, Sept. 9, 2005 - Lumagen, Inc., a specialist in the design and manufacture of products for the home and corporate theater markets, introduces its VisionHDP™ video processor to the custom installation market at CEDIA Expo 2005 beginning today in Indianapolis.

The VisionHDP provides a powerful, versatile backbone for high -definition (HD) projection -based viewing systems. In addition to extensive switching capabilities, it dramatically enhances the quality of analog and digital HD projectors and high -performance plasma displays through its six analog and two DVI/HDMI inputs, and accepts computer input for switching. It supports analog and digital output at a full 1920 by 1080p, 60 -Hertz progressive resolution, while remaining easy to program for other resolutions.

The VisionHDP is the mid -level component in Lumagen's Vision™ family of video processors, which deliver the video switching, deinterlacing, scaling, calibration functions and quality necessary for creating exceptional high -definition Home Theaters and corporate viewing experiences. Other members of the Vision family include the flagship VisionPro™ HDP, which is ideal for custom -installed, high -end Home theaters and commercial video systems; and the affordable VisionDVI, which significantly refines the images presented by plasma monitors, rear -screen TVs and other big -screen displays.

The VisionHDP is perfectly suited for refining and enhancing the images presented by front projectors and top -level plasma displays. Powerful and versatile, it provides a display resolution up to 1080p for analog and digital outputs and superior video processing capabilities - features essential to creating an exceptional viewing experience, at home or in a corporate environment. Simply stated, it delivers the performance and capabilities of processors costing far more.

The VisionDHP is equipped with eight inputs, including 2 composite inputs, 2 S -Video inputs, 2 SD/HD Component inputs, and 2 DVI inputs with HDCP; plus 2 additional SDI inputs available as an option. The versatile array allows transcoding between Component and RGB analog HD sources, image scaling, and per -pixel deinterlacing up to 1080p. The Component and DVI inputs automatically switch between SD and HD sources.

Signal output is via an analog and digital DVI -I connection, with an optional BNC analog output also available. An RS232 interface is provided for upgradeability and control functions.

Key features include user -adjustable image enhancement, a built -in 10 -bit digital -to -analog converter (DAC) with over -sampling for analog outputs, a programmable output resolution from 480p to 1080p, plus 1080i; the ability to zoom in on any source by up to 33 percent; selectable aspect ratios of 4:3, 16:9 and 1.85; a programmable output aspect ratio from 1.33 to 2.35; and 2:2, 3:2 and 3:3 pull -down for film sources.

The VisionHDP automatically detects NTSC, PAL and SECAM signals, and also includes four configuration memories per input with unique set -up parameters for each memory; an extensive suite of test patterns; Gamma, Y/C -delay and multipoint grayscale calibration; CUE and ICP filtering, and programmable input and output color -space. A universal power supply, and optional ears for rack mounting enhance the processor's reliability and placement.

The VisionHDP video processor is available now from authorized Lumagen dealers at a suggested price of $1,499. It can be seen with Lumagen's other fine products at Booth 19A in the Indianapolis Convention Center during CEDIA Expo 2005.

# # #

Lumagen, VisionDVI, VisionHDP and VisionPro HDP are trademarks of Lumagen Inc.

Featured Product

Revolutionary Hi-Fi 2 4x4 (Four Zone, Four Source) Distributed Audio System from Leviton Security & Automation

Revolutionary Hi-Fi 2 4x4 (Four Zone, Four Source) Distributed Audio System from Leviton Security & Automation

Leviton Security & Automation's 4x4 is the perfect affordable solution for homes and small businesses. The powerful yet compact Hi-Fi 2 plays music from devices you already own (or those you wish to purchase), and is so easy to operate that anyone can enjoy it. Use the free app on your iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone to control audio sources, volume levels, etc. Use the optional Bluetooth input to wirelessly stream music from your tablet, notebook, or smartphone!"