The VisionHDQ™ Processor from Lumagen Provides High -Performance Home Theater Scaling and Switching

New Vision™ Series Processor Offers Quad Digital Inputs For Improved Switching Capabilities

CES, LAS VEGAS, NV, Jan. 5, 2006 - Lumagen, Inc., a specialist in the design and manufacture of products for the home and corporate theater markets, demonstrates its new VisionHDQ™ video processor at CES 2006 in Las Vegas.


The VisionHDQ provides a powerful, versatile backbone for high -definition (HD) projection -based viewing systems. Four DVI -I inputs offer extensive switching capabilities among multiple high -definition source devices (both analog and digital) for dramatic performance from digital HD projectors and high -performance plasma displays. The VisionHDQ supports analog and digital output at a full 1920 by 1080p, 60 -Hertz progressive resolution, while remaining easy to program for other resolutions.

The VisionHDQ 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 VisionHDQ is equipped with ten inputs. In addition to the 4 DVI -I inputs with HDCP there are 2 SD/HD Component inputs, 2 S -Video inputs, 1 SDI input and 1 composite input. 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 or with a BNC analog output. 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 VisionHDQ 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 VisionHDQ is the newest component in the 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; the VisionHDP, which is similar to the new Vision HDQ put with fewer DVI or analog HD inputs; and the affordable VisionDVI, which significantly refines the images presented by plasma monitors, rear -screen TVs and other big -screen displays.

The VisionHDQ video processor will be available in February '06 from authorized Lumagen dealers at a suggested price of $1,999. It can be seen with Lumagen's other fine products at South Hall 1, Booth 21413 in the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2006.

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

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