Thursday, 17 September 2009
Releasing later this month, Anchor Bay has announced the release of their newest high performance processor, the DVDO iScan Duo. The iScan Duo sports eight HDMI inputs capable of processing 1080p signal at 24, 50, or 60 Hz, as well as HD audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
Datacolor is offering a software upgrade for their Spyder3TV calibration system. While most discs help you to calibrate the contrast, tint, etc., Spyder3TV is a colorimeter. Color accuracy is a problem that plagues 100% of all TV monitors. While most of us fuss over the contrast and color setting available, Datacolor presents a true solution for calibrating those colors. The software is available as either a software disc or a download that is burnable to a recordable disc.
WyreStorm, a company just launched on June 15th, has released an HDMI matrix switcher capable of connecting to up to eight HDMI displays to show eight HDMI sources. The sources can be from the same or from eight different locations, allowing for all eight displays to simultaneously show the same or different HDMI source.
There is no doubt that HDMI delivers the highest possible audio and video quality. Simplicity and functionality are still in question, although it has greatly improved over the past year. Meridian has entered the HDMI game with the unveiling of their new HDMI Audio Processor. The HD621 is a 6-into-1 video/audio switch.
While not professional installer grade, Gefen has released a new, working HDMI 1.3 switcher. Ready for this? One HDMI video/audio input and five HDMI video/audio outputs. Hmmmm. Can someone explain the function of this box?