Product Description & Reviews
ADS Technologies HDTV UpConverter - HDTV technology is here, and if you're one of the lucky early adopters of the technology, you know how amazing high definition television looks. The problem is, not many channels broadcast in high definition. So why wait for the networks to get in gear, when you can do it yourself with this HDTV UpConverter. With it, you can take standard resolution video sources and convert them into 720p or 1080i HDTV resolutions! Enjoy satellite, cable, DVD movies, & more in stunning HDTV quality! Support for - Anamorphic, Panoramic, Letterbox, Pan-Scan & Crop, Pillar Box, & Expand Inputs - 3 RCA / 3 S-VHS / 3 Component / 9 R+L RCA Audio Outputs - 1 HDTV Component / 1 R+L RCA Audio Includes a remote control Whether you're already set up with an integrated high-definition television or have yet to hook up a DTV receiver with your HD-ready monitor or TV, the simple fact is you'll still be watching standard-resolution video from any number of sources, including DVD players, cable boxes, VCRs, video-game consoles, camcorders, and satellite receivers. The HDTV Upconverter from ADS Technologies (model HDUP1500) was designed to address these very sources, enhancing not only 480i but 480p (progressive-scan) sources as well. The device automatically converts your standard- and enhanced-definition (SD and EDTV) video signals to high-definition 720p, 1080i, and other user-selectable resolutions. The Upconverter even includes an analog cable-ready NTSC TV tuner so you can add TV tuning capabilities to plasma, LCD, and projectors that don't include a TV tuner. Another of the Upconverter's primary functions is audio/video switching. You can connect up to nine AV sources and easily switch from one video source to another while you watch. Inputs consist of three each composite-video, S-video, SD/HD component-video (480i, 480p, 720p, or 1080i), and a single RF input for a cable box or VCR. A single HD component-video cable (Y Pr Pb) connects the UpConverter to your TV. CinemaView picture enhancements include 3D noise reduction, sharpening, an adaptive four-line comb filter, 9-bit A to D conversion (2x oversampled), 10-bit digital-to-analog progressive or interlaced output, and color space conversion. Pixel-based motion-adaptive de-interlacing provides the best image quality from interlaced video sources, while film mode detectors and filtering ensure smooth, artifact-free de-interlacing as the characteristics of video content changes. Programs that was originally shot on film--such as movies, cartoons, and many TV shows--were converted from 24 frame per second to 30 fps video for TV viewing. The HDTV UpConverter utilizes film-mode detection and 2:2 and 3:2 inverse pulldown to restore these programs to their original frame rates, rendering them as seamless, flicker-free progressive-scan images. The Upconverter adds as many as six times more pixels to normal video signals without incurring artifacts. Understand that this is not the same as displaying actual HDTV-originated content. Only content that was created with HDTV cameras and preserved at HDTV resolutions is true HDTV. The UpConverter enhances the resolution and image quality of non-HD sources and formats the video and aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3) to match the capabilities of your HDTV display. Some HD reception is broadcast at lower resolutions or resolutions that do not match your display; you can use the HDTV UpConverter to either up-convert or down-convert to the resolution you prefer. The Upconverter can only display full HD 1080i input signals in Pillar box mode, with black borders on left and right sides of the image. The 1080i signal can be down converted to a different resolution, however, such as 720p, so the image can then fill your screen as desired. The device also offers advanced PIP, POP, or PIP blending with multiple display settings. What's in the Box Upconverter, remote control, remote batteries, a component-video cable, and a user's manual.
Features & Highlights
- CinemaView scan-conversion technology converts all interlaced video sources to progressive-scan component-video output (up to 1080i resolution)
- Performs audio/video switching for up to 9 components plus cable; includes built-in cable-ready NTSC tuner--great for use with monitor-only displays
- Image enhancement, advanced format conversion
- Compatible with most picture-in-picture modes
- Requires an HD-ready or integrated HDTV
|Package Weight:||8.25 pounds|
|Package Size:||11.7 x 5.4 x 5.4 inches|
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