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Gefen To Demo 4×1 HD Switcher With 5.1 Audio


GefenTV, the
Chatsworth, Calif.-based audio/video
solutions manufacturer, travels to CEDIA
Expo this week to demonstrate its
4×1 HD switcher with audio decoding
switches, four HDMI source ports and
the ability to deliver multi-channel audio
as 5.1 surround sound

The next-generation A/V processor
supplies a centralized, one-box solution
that can integrate four high-def sources
using HDMI. It will also decode audio
to create 5.1 surround sound audio,
GefenTV said. Alternatively, it can also
process audio sources using digital
and analog audio inputs as 5.1-surround
sound for added flexibility.

When one of the four HDMI sources
is selected, video is delivered
as 1080p FullHD with 3DTV passthrough,
to keep the system futureready.
Multichannel audio from the
same HDMI source is delivered as
5.1-surround sound through standard
RCA connectors using Dolby Digital
technology, the company said.

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 4×1 HD switcher w/audio decoding
processes 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 onscreen display
menu, volume and power control.

An IR remote and RS-232 port offer
additional methods of control, including
12-volt triggers for home-automation

“The GefenTV 4×1 HD switcher with
audio decoding uses the most advanced
HDMI technology combined
with Dolby technologies that produce
the highest-quality audio decoding
available today,” stated Hagai Gefen,
GefenTV president and CEO.