Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by alex_30252, Oct 10, 2004.
Struggling within the jungle of scalers.
Any one with HDMI output and audio input?
Given that HDMI is essentially the same video signal as DVI all you actually need is a scaler with DVI output. iScan HD is the only commonly available model that integrates audio (other than AV amps with built in scaling e.g. Yamaha AZ9).
If you let us know what it is you wish to do we may be able to help a bit bitter. Perhaps list all your kit etc.
Thanks for your help...
I need to input all the followings:
- Scart (RGB) + RCA audio (from sat receiver)
- Scart (video composite) + RCA audio (from VCR)
- S-video (from AV receiver) - I do not want video signals to pass through the AV.
- YUV (from DVD player)
Video + audio
Keep in mind that very few HDMI equipped Source or Display devices are currently full spec HDMI - most units are HDMI 1.0 which is Digital Video and Stereo Audio; we'll start to see more source devices with full spec HDMI (inc multi channel Digital Audio) over the next twelve months.
Why so keen to have Audio via the Video Processor?
Plenty of processors on the market are either HDMI compatible (or will be soon - DVDO, Lumagen and Crystalio to name a few) all of these units are firmware upgradeable and all three manufacturers are currently working on implementing the ability to decrypt the encoded signal from an HDMI source, scale and process the signal and then re encrypt before sending out DVI with HDCP; which is compatible with most if not all HDMI Inputs.
Currently you can use the DVI inputs on the various processors to 'pass through' HDMI or DVI encrypted signals - assuming you want to use the Video Processor as a switcher.
(Please note were talking in general terms here - each implementation differs from manufacturer to manufacturer).
Your Input list is fully covered by all three brands mentioned above - you simply require a SCART to 4RCA or 4BNC cable for your RGB SCART equipped sources.
The DVDO unit offers Digital Audio Delay and Switching to compensate for any Video Processing time - though please note its Digital Audio input only; you can easily convert any Analogue audio signals to Digital for around £30.
Personally I'd not want to tie my choice of processor down by insisting Audio switching/processing is handled within my Video Processor - its easy enough to add an Audio switcher or Processor with adjustable Delay to your system and why not simply take your Audio sources direct to your AV Receiver.
What display technology do you have and is it likely to change in the near future.
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