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Video to PC/HDTV Switching Scaler with Audio  

Professional video scaler and multiformat switcher for HDTV outputs up to 1080i.

AC138A

Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available
(3 Additional Year)

Product Highlights

  • Upconverts multiple analog video standards so you can display them on a Hi-Def screen.
  • Features four different video inputs: PC, Component, Composite, and S-Video.
  • Scaled output can be switched to any of the inputs.
  • Enables you to specify output and resolution as either PC or Component video on an HDTV-ready set or display.


  • Description

    Video to PC/HDTV Switching Scaler with Audio


    Quick Facts

  • Upconverts multiple analog video standards so you can display them on a Hi-Def screen.
  • Features four different video inputs: PC, Component, Composite, and S-Video.
  • Scaled output can be switched to any of the inputs.
  • Enables you to specify output and resolution as either PC or Component video on an HDTV-ready set or display.

  • Further Details

  • Scaled output for 480p, 576p, 720p, and 1080i HDTV resolutions, as well as VGA/SVGA/XGA/SXGA resolutions.
  • Time-based correction in its advanced frame buffer provides clean, glitch-free display.
  • Includes all the necessary cables and adapters for video input and YCbCr output.
  • Switch easily using the included remote controller or by pressing buttons on the front-panel on-screen display (OSD).
  • Or connect a console and switch via an RS-232 serial connection. Control software is included.
  • Fine-tune the display image for sharpness and color, set aspect ratio, apply a 3D comb filter for a jitter-free picture, and more.
  • Switches audio, too and enables you to control volume on each channel.
  • Supports pass-through video up 1920 x 1440. Bypass the PC input through the unit completely.
  • Digital noise reduction feature.
  • RoHS compliant.

  • This sophisticated box not only upconverts various types of analog video input for optimal display on an LCD or plasma screen, but it also enables you to switch between four different video sources.

    Use the BLACK BOX® Video to PC/HDTV Switching Scaler with Audio in digital signage setups, meeting rooms, classrooms, or any application where you want to output and scale video signals for display on a plasma or LCD panel or through an LCD video projector.

    Attach either standard definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) devices. The box accepts both TV and PC inputs and scales them to your desired high-resolution output. It's particularly ideal for streaming video from older standard definition equipment, such as DVD or disc players, VCRs, or camcorders, so they look great on a larger, more-advanced display.

    The scaler/switch includes four different inputs; Composite video (NTSC or PAL), S-Video (NTSC or PAL), Component video (SD and HD from 480p up to 1080i), and PC video (VGA 640 x 480 up to SXGA 1280 x 1024). BNC-to-RCA adapters supplied with the unit enable Composite and Component inputs.

    For video output, you just need to specify the scaled output type and resolution as either RBBHV PC (from VGA up to SXGA) or YPbPr HDTV video (from 480p up to 1080i). For Composite output, just attach the included HD15 to RCA adapter cable.

    To switch between sources attached to the Video to PC/HDTV Switching Scaler with Audio, simply push the lighted buttons on its front-panel on-screen display or, if you're sitting away from the box, push a button on the included IR remote control.

    Or, even more conveniently, switch using serial commands from a console plugged into the switching scaler's serial DB9 port. Windows® PC-based RS-232 control software comes with the unit.

    Not only can you use the RS-232 control interface to switch inputs and set output resolution, but you can also adjust the tint, color, brightness, contrast, and sharpness of the image on the output display.

    For crisp and clear de-interlacing of video originating from 24-fps film, such as DVD movies, just activate the reverse 3:2/2:2 pull down feature. The Video to PC/HDTV Switching Scaler with Audio supports output aspect ratios for 4:3 (pan and scan), 16:9 (letterbox), or standard (full-screen) format.

    Want to extend scaled video to a remote device over ordinary CAT5 cable? Then add a BLACK BOX® Mini CAT5 Extender Kit to your application. Available for both VGA (AC504A) and Component (AC504A-CP) video extension, the transmitter/receiver combo buffers and boosts signals for a clear video image up to up to 500 feet (152.4 m) from your PC or video source.


    Technical Specifications for Video to PC/HDTV Switching Scaler with Audio:

    CE Approval Yes
    Computer Input Resolution (Maximum) Computer input: 1280 x 1024 (scalable);
    Pass-through: 1920 x 1440
    Pass-Through Video RGB with HV sync
    Scaled Output Resolutions RGBHV: VGA 640 x 480, progressive scan; SVGA 800 x 600, progressive scan;
    XGA 1024 x 768, progressive scan;
    SXGA 1280 x 1024, progressive scan;
    YPbPr: 16:9 1280 x 720p (720p), progressive scan;
    16:9 1920 x 1080i (1080i), interlaced scan;
    852 x 480p (480p), progressive scan;
    852 x 576p (576p), progressive scan
    Connectors Video input:
    Component video: (3) BNC F (YPbPr); unit includes (3) RCA/(3) RCA cable to connect source equipment;
    Composite video: (1) BNC F;
    S-Video: (1) 4-pin mini DIN F;
    PC: (1) HD15 F (computer RGB with H&V sync) for scaled output or bypassed output without scaling;
    Audio input: (4) jacks;
    Video output: (1) HD15 F; unit includes a (1) HD15/(1) HD15 VGA cable to connect VGA (RGBHV) display devices and a (1) HD15/(3) RCA cable to connect for YPbPr HDTV display devices;
    Audio output: (1) jack;
    Serial control: (1) DB9 F
    Power 5 VDC (center-positive) from universal power supply
    Size 1.8"H x 8"W x 6"D (2 x 20.3 x 15.2 cm)
    Weight 3 lb. (1.4 kg)
    This product works with:
  • Mini CAT5 Extender Kit (AC504A, AC504A-CP)
    Questions? Contact our FREE Tech Support.

    NOTE: Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 877-877-2269.

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    Price: $849.95

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    Weight: 4.687 lbs.
    HxWxD: 2.5 x 12 x 13 in.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day, no-questions-asked return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.


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