updated 04:10 pm EDT, Mon March 12, 2007
Gefen HD Mate Scaler
Gefen is taking pre-orders for the HD Mate Scaler, which automatically combines, upscales and outputs multiple signals to a single DVI connector. Incoming video can be standard- or high-definition, and the resulting images can be displayed at resolutions between 480i and 1080p. While HDMI and HDCP connections are not supported, there are three different inputs, including one DVI and two component. A bundled infrared remote is used to switch between the inputs at will. The HD Mate is said to function with any DVI source or display, including Apple's line of HD DVI monitors. The product is not yet on sale, but Gefen resellers are taking pre-orders for $350.