Match the native resolution of a different display when multiple displays are used. Perfect for use with switches, splitters, matrixes, and any other application using multiple displays with mismatched resolutions.
The Echo is a universal converter for HDMI input to HDMI output. The scaler up/down scaling employs black/white level expansion, color transition improvement, dynamic range expansion, blue stretch auto-detect and auto-convert.
Note: The Echo does not support HDCP 2.2 content.
Downscalers are often used in setups that use HDMI splitters to send the same image from one video source to multiple displays.
For example: If your video source can output 4k (2160p) but one of your displays only supports up to 1080p, the splitter will automatically send a 1080p resolution to all displays even if some of them can support 4k.
By using a downscaler between the splitter and the 1080p display, you can "trick" your HDMI splitter into thinking all your displays are 4k.
Upscalers are often used to help match signals between devices, such as with video recorders. For example, the final recording needs to be a 4k@60hz recording, but the video source is only 1080p@60hz. So the upscaler will help convert that signal to match the recorder's requirements while enhancing it using advanced techniques rather than simply stretching the pixels.
Some newer 4k TV's already have built-in scaling, so an upscaler is not needed, but a scaler can be useful for displays that don't have built-in scaling or the built-in scaling is not good enough.
Mfg. Part Number
- Input ports: x1 HDMI, x1 Mini-USB (service port only)
- Output ports: x1 HDMI, x1 3.5mm audio out
- HDMI input resolution: 480i to 4K@30Hz
- HDMI output resolution: 4K@30Hz, 1080P@60Hz, 720P@60Hz
- HDCP 1.4 Compliant
I bought an arcade machine and swapped out the TV to something better. However, the TV didn't support the game's low 480p resolution. This product accurately converts the signal to 1080p so it now displays a crisp picture. I was initially worried about lag, but I haven't noticed any with this solution.
There is nothing like this available on the market and I enjoy using it with my PS2 game console with modern tvs. True lifesaver!
Pros: Does an OK job in scaling. I noticed some scaling artifacts (1 pixel vertical green line at left edge of image) but overall image quality is decent. You get what you pay for.
Cons: extremely limited choice of outputs, namely THREE. Would have been great had they also allowed for some basic 16:10 format outputs, 1280x800, 1920x1200, etc, so that one could use this with a 16:10 projector since most projectors are native 16:10 format.
Pros: Scales nicelyCons: Can't think of one. Maybe if it had more frame rates, that'd be cool. Other: Plugged it in- it just works. Can't ask for simpler operation.
Pros: Works great and performs as expected.Cons: Sometimes when switching stations in direct tv seems to cause issues and tv hesitates to show output. Waiting usually resolves this issues.Other: I am not sure if it's caused by the upscaler or other cable issue.
That could be some sort of compatibility issue, or possibly something with the cable box itself. You can give our tech department a call for some help getting that issue resolved if you'd like.