Gefen Announces New Hi -Def Scalers

Easily Integrate Legacy Audio/Video Devices with New Flat Panel Displays and Output 1080p Full HD

Las Vegas NV - Booth 21744 - You don't have to scrap your old DVD players, set -top boxes and gaming systems to get the most out of a new flat panel TV. Gefen offers a selection of scaling solutions that allow plug and play connections among different audio/video formats. Old and new formats are delivered in the expanded HDMI v1.3 format, up scaled to 1080p full HD displays and projectors. Resolutions may be scaled in all hi -def resolutions so imagery may be refined to the best picture possible. Each Gefen Scaler supports multiple A/V source connectors and offers features to accommodate

home entertainment systems of all shapes and sizes.

The Simple TV Scaler supports video devices using composite, s -video, component and HDMI connections. Analog formats are supplemented by analog audio, which is embedded in the HDMI output. Two HDMI inputs are output in the same format, with digital audio to create surround sound environments. A component video output delivers analog audio, making it ideal for home theaters using both a flat panel display and a drop down screen. Automatic resolution detection, HDCP -compliance and HQV (Hollywood Quality Video) scaling delivers the best image enhancements available today.

The Audio Video Scaler Pro with Amplifier offers 20 watts per channel audio amplification in a one -box solution. It is compatible with hi -def sources using HDMI, component, composite and s -video formats, and computers using DVI or VGA, making it perfect for integrating a home entertainment system and computer equipment with a high degree of reliability. Video inputs are scaled to the HDMI format, complimented by analog and digital audio inputs, which are passed through in S/PDIF, TOSlink and left/right amplified audio formats. The built -in, dual engine scaling system allows for refinements in color, aspect ration and noise reduction so that imagery is at its most vibrant.

The Home Theater Scaler Pro boasts an HQV (Hollywood Quality Video) chipset to achieve the most vivid imagery on any entertainment system using HDMI v1.3. In addition to deep color support, this scaler delivers de -interlacing, keystone eWARP2 geometry processing for projectors, edge bleeding and the entire scope of HQV features for the most professional, highly refined imagery possible. It supports composite/s -video and component video inputs with audio, and two HDMI inputs with TOSlink and S/PDIF audio. Each input is scaled to 1080p full HD in the HDMI format. Audio is delivered through the HDMI format and in digital S/PDIF and TOSlink audio formats.

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