Gefen Debuts 1080p HD Scaler

The ToolBox HD 1080p Scaler can integrate A/V systems using displays with different native resolutions.

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Looking for the best image possible? That may not work out so well if you have an A/V setup using displays with different native resolutions. Gefen wants to solve those problems and boost performance with the Gefen ToolBox HD 1080p Scaler.

Some of you have home theaters with more than one display in a room. This newly announced product can scale any high-def signal up or down — whatever is needed to meet the maximum resolution supported by the connected HDTV display.

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For example, there may be a setup with four displays, one of which is 720p. It used to be that an installer would have to set the source to 720p, meaning that you weren’t getting to full 1080p HD experience on the other three. Adding the HD 1080p Scaler into the mix means that 720p display can take in the 1080p input and downscale it to 720p, while all other displays receive the full 1080p HD. It’s also a great option for rooms with a 720p projector and 1080p display connected to the same source.

If you don’t want the scaler to do the deed automatically, all video resolutions can also be manually scaled up or down.

Gefen’s ToolBox HD 1080p Scaler features three switchable digital audio inputs and outputs support coax, optical and HDMI devices. Users can select their audio using the menu button, RS-232 or IR remote.

The Gefen ToolBox HD 1080p Scaler is available now for pre-order. It’s priced at $329.

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