AV Peripherals and Systems Guide
GefenTV 4x1 HD Switcher w/ Audio Decoding Now Available
Award Winning GefenTV 4x1 HD Switcher w/Audio Decoding Switches Four HDMI Sources and Delivers Multi-Channel Audio as 5.1 Surround Sound
CHATSWORTH, California - Gefen today announced the availability of its new GefenTV 4x1 HD Switcher w/Audio Decoding. This next generation audio/video processor supplies a centralized, one-box solution that can integrate four hi-def sources using HDMI and decode audio to create 5.1 surround sound audio. Alternatively, it can also process audio sources using digital and analog audio inputs as 5.1 surround sound for added flexibility. A winner of Custom Retailer’s Excite Award, it combines source switching and audio processing in one convenient solution.
When one of the four HDMI sources is selected, video is delivered as 1080p full HD with 3DTV pass-through, ideal for forward-proofing systems. Multi-channel audio from the same HDMI source is delivered as 5.1 surround sound through standard RCA connectors using Dolby Digital technology. It works with all HDMI devices including Blu-ray players, Apple TVs, set-top boxes and gaming consoles.
If the optical, coax or L/R analog audio input is selected, audio is delivered as 5.1 surround sound through the RCA connectors using Dolby Pro Logic II technology. CD players, MP3 players, laptops and iPods can all be connected through the digital and analog audio ports.
The 4x1 HD Switcher w/Audio Decoding is perfect for processing signals to an existing amplifier or for connecting directly to powered surround sound speakers. The mini LCD on the front panel gives status information; front panel buttons offer access to the on-screen display menu, volume and power control. An IR remote and RS-232 port offer additional methods of control including 12v triggers for home automation integration.