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Video to PC/HDTV Switching Scaler  

Display DVD or VCR video on a high-resolution VGA monitor or an HDTV device.

AC136A-R2

Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available
(3 Additional Year)

Product Highlights

  • Converts S-Video, Composite, or Component (YCbCr) video input to high-resolution PC or HDTV output.
  • Upconverts multiple analog video standards so you can display them on a high-def digital signage screen.
  • Features four different video inputs: PC, Component, Composite, and S-Video.


  • Description

    Video to PC/HDTV Switching Scaler


    Quick Facts

  • Converts S-Video, Composite, or Component (YCbCr) video input to high-resolution PC or HDTV output.
  • Upconverts multiple analog video standards so you can display them on a high-def digital signage screen.
  • Features four different video inputs: PC, Component, Composite, and S-Video.

  • Further Details

  • Scaled output can be switched to any input.
  • Enables you to specify output and resolution as either PC or Component video on an HDTV-ready set or display.
  • Scaled output for 480p, 576p, 720p, and 1080i HDTV resolutions, as well as VGA/SVGA/XGA/SXGA resolutions.
  • Fine-tune image sharpness and color, set aspect ratio, apply a 3D comb filter for a jitter-free picture, and more.
  • Switches easily using the included remote controller or with push buttons on the front of the unit.
  • Or switch via an RS-232 link. Software is included.
  • Time-based correction for clean display.
  • Includes all necessary cables and adapters you need for video input and YCbCr output.
  • Digital noise reduction feature.

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

    Use a Video to PC/HDTV Switching Scaler in digital signage setups, meeting rooms, or anywhere 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) or 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 it looks great on a larger, more-advanced display.

    The scaler has 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). The included BNC-to-RCA adapters enable Composite and Component inputs.

    For video output, you just need to specify the scaled output type and resolution as either RGBHV 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, simply push the lighted buttons on its front-panel 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 its serial DB9 port.

    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 switching scaler supports output aspect ratios for 4:3 (pan and scan), 16:9 (letterbox), or standard (full-screen) format.

    Want to extend the scaled video to a remote display or other device over ordinary CAT5 cable? Then add a Mini CAT5 VGA Extender Kit (AC504A) to your application.

    What's included:
  • TV to VGA/HDTV Video Scaler
  • Infrared remote control unit with (2) AAA batteries
  • RS-232 control software on CD-ROM
  • HD15 male to HD15 male cable
  • S-Video Y/C cable
  • RCA® to RCA Composite video cable
  • BNC to RCA adapter
  • Universal 100–240 VAC power supply
  • North American power cable
  • User's manual

  • Technical Specifications for Video to PC/HDTV Switching Scaler:

    CE Approval Yes
    Passthrough Video RGB with HV sync
    Computer Input (1) for PC workstation or (3) for external source (DVD or VCR)
    Resolution (Maximum) Computer input: 1600 x 1200;
    Selectable output: 4/3: SVGA: 800 x 600; XGA: 1024 x 768; SXGA: 1280 x 1024; SXGA+: 1400 x 1050; UXGA: 1600 x 1200;
    16/9: WVGA: 852 x 480; 720p: 1280 x 720; WXGA: 1366 x 768 (D-ILA)
    User Controls (5) front-panel buttons: Power, Up-arrow, Down-arrow, Source/Mode, and Picture;
    Infrared remote control (included)
    Connectors Component video input: (3) BNC F (YPbPr); unit includes (3) RCA/(3) RCA cable to connect source equipment;
    Composite video input: (1) BNC F;
    S-Video input: (1) 4-pin mini DIN F;
    PC: (1) HD15 F (computer RGB with H&V sync) for scaled output or bypassed output without scaling;
    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 YPbPr HDTV display devices;
    Serial control> (1) DB9 F
    Power 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz to 5-volt/2-amp desktop switching adapter
    Size 1.8"H x 8"W x 6"D (4.6 x 20.3 x 15.2 cm)
    Weight 3 lb. (1.4 kg)


    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.


    Resources for Video to PC/HDTV Switching Scaler:

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    Product SKU Price Quantity
    Video to PC/HDTV Switching Scaler with Audio AC138A $849.95
     
     

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    In Stock - orders received before 5PM ET ship same day

    Weight: 4.593 lbs.
    HxWxD: 2.5 x 12.25 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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