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Gefen's VGA to DVI Scaler (EXT-VGA-2-DVIS) enables users to scale digital imagery at resolutions up to 1280x1024 or 1080i. The unit connects analog sources to digital displays via plug-and-play VGA input/DVI output, and is powered by a 5-volt power supply.
Gefen's VGA to DVI Scaler (EXT-VGA-2-DVIS) enables users to scale digital imagery at resolutions up to 1280x1024 or 1080i. The unit connects analog sources to digital displays via plug-and-play VGA input/DVI output, and is powered by a 5-volt power supply. The device, which has a 48 MB frame memory for frame rate conversion, automatically detects resolution and can be adjusted for color, brightness, contrast, RGB levels, and HV position. The VGA to DVI Scaler is compatible with analog video sources and computers with VGA (HD-15) connectors as well as DVI-equipped digital video displays. Price: $299. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Gefen at 800-545-6900 or at www.gefen.com.AV receiver
Onkyo Pro's TX-SR504 AV receiver includes color-coded 7.1-channel inputs for next-generation Dolby Digital Plus source devices such as HD-DVD and Blu-Ray video players. The receiver provides wide-bandwidth component video switching for up to three high-definition and progressive-scan sources. The XM Satellite Radio-ready device includes 40 presets for AM, FM, and XM radio stations. The unit's three AV inputs provide composite and S-video connections. It also offers a front-panel AV input for portable device connection. Price: $300. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Onkyo Pro at 800-229-1687 or at www.onkyousa.com.LCD projector alarm
The Sonic Shock projector alarm system from Secure-It, which attaches to projectors, provides a 117 dB siren to help deter potential projector thieves. Targeted for use with LCD projectors in commercial and institutional installations, the alarm's siren is triggered by cutting or unplugging a 10-foot electronically monitored tether, and sounds for more than two hours. If removed, the Sonic Shock system will destroy the projector's casing so it can't be used or resold, according to the company. Price: $89.95. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Secure-It at 413-525-7039 or at www.secure-it.com.DVD/CD duplicator
The Copy Master II Supreme Robotic from Octave Systems is a 1,000-disc-capacity DVD/CD duplicator with configurations of four, six, or eight drives. The standalone unit includes a 160 GB hard drive, automatic DVD format conversion, and password protection. It features a Plextor 760A high-speed DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW drive, which enables the unit to record DVD-R, DVD-RW, +R, and +RW discs. It also supports dual-layer discs, which increases the capacity of a disc from 4.7 to 8.5 GB, according to the company. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Octave Systems at 800-626-8539 or at www.octave.com.Array element and subwoofer
JBL's VT4887ADP three-way line array element and VT4881ADP powered subwoofer are targeted for use in live sound, corporate, and theater applications. The line array element (pictured here) includes two 8-inch woofers, four 4-inch mid-range radiators, and two 1-inch exit high-frequency drivers. The powered subwoofer features the company's 18-inch 2269G ultra-long excursion woofer, DrivePack DP1 fully integrated power, and DSP electronics package. Both models feature rigging hardware that relies on quick-release pins and end-mounted metal frames to couple adjacent units together. Price: N/A (both models). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact JBL at 818-894-8850 or at www.jblpro.com.