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Gefen Introduces New HDMI Solutions for Home Theaters

New switchers and splitter provide greater integration options (February 03, 2005)

Gefen today announced the addition of two high definition audio/video switchers and an upgraded splitter to its line-up of home theater solutions. New 2x2 and 6x2 Switchers provide greater integration options for high definition systems, and a 1:2 HDMI Splitter conforms to the latest HDMI standard 1.1 specifications.

Gefen's 2x2 HDMI Switcher is a small metallic unit equipped with two HDMI inputs, two HDMI outputs and one RS-232. The inputs support two high definition video sources, such as satellite systems and HD DVD players, each accessible by remote control. Two outputs accommodate the connection of two high definition displays or one display and one audio/video receiver. When two displays are connected, both show the same source content. RS-232 is provided for serial control of automation systems or for bringing a computer into the mix.

Gefen's 6x2 HDMI Switcher connects up to six sources to one or two displays at the same time. High definition video and multichannel digital audio is accessed immediately when the unit "switches" to it.

An upgraded 1:2 HDMI Splitter from Gefen splits high definition audio/video and distributes it to two outputs, driving two displays or a display and an audio/video receiver at the same time.

Each is equipped with HDMI (high definition multimedia interface) connectors that maintain high definition resolutions up to 1080p plus multichannel digital audio. Each is HDCP (high bandwidth digital content protection) compliant.

The 2x2 HDMI Switcher (MSRP $349), 6x2 HDMI Switcher (MSRP $899) and the1:2 HDMI Splitter (MSRP $299) are available to order online at

About Gefen:
Gefen provides consumer electronics and audio/video connectivity solutions with multi-platform extension, switching, distribution and conversion capabilities. Gefen is consistently the first to deliver advanced technologies for home theater, computers and other AV environments. Products support high definition digital video, analog video and digital and analog audio using various interfaces such as HDMI, DVI, dual link DVI, HD-SDI, SDI, VGA, USB, Firewire and RS-232. A wide selection of cabling is also available through Gefen.

Detailed information may be found online at


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