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Switcher/Scaler Links Any Brand of Consumer HDTV Gear

Digital LEEZA (KD-HT1080P) From Key Digital Systems Gives Users Key To True HDTV Imagery, Regardless of HDTV Brand Equipment (December 21, 2001)
As consumers prepare to celebrate the New Year, many will embark on their own journey into the much-heralded world of High Definition Television. What many unsuspecting consumer electronics buyers don't know is, not all HDTV equipment is configured to the same operating standards. Therefore, mixing brands, for example, hooking a Panasonic DVD player to a Mitsubishi set-top box -- might not yield the high quality HDTV images consumers expect. It has nothing to do with the quality of the equipment. The fact is, even same-brand equipment doesn't always speak the same digital language.

Home theater users can now purchase any brand of equipment, and easily link them together with digital LEEZA -- a scaler/switcher combination with all-digital throughput for HDTV/SDTV images, regardless of the origin and format of the source material.

Serving as a virtual "Command Center," digital LEEZA links all SD/HD equipment, accepts all world formats (PAL, SECAM and NTSC) and any display type, including plasma displays, D-ILA, DLP, LCD and CRT projectors, and SDTV/HDTV monitors. Infra-Red (IR) and RS-232 connectivity allow one-touch control of the system from any room in the house.

How Does it Work?
Scaling with a proprietary "Clear Matrix" Motion Adaptive De-interlacing Algorithm, the unit restores progressive scanning by taking into account vertical and temporal information from the SDTV 480I source signal. It scales between twelve different standard or four custom aspect ratios, switches to accept all SDTV video, and is also the only scaler available with three HDTV outputs. Digital LEEZA simultaneously converts two different HDTV video inputs to-or-from Component and RGBHV, switches multiple SD formats and offers full compatibility with any SDI source. Three HD video inputs plus multi-format Digital Video Interface (DVI) output, in NTSC and PAL versions, enable integration of all video and audio sources.

Innovation 2002 Awards From Consumer Electronics Association
Key Digital Systems also announced it has been awarded five Innovation 2002 Awards sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America.

This year's award-winning products are led by Key Digital Systems' 12-Channel Component Distribution Amplifier (KD-DA12), which was, notably, also cited as the "Best of Innovations" in the Retail Resource category. Other award-winning new products include the Clear Video2 (KD-CTCA2) transcoder; the Digital Wire (KD-DDAE/KD-DDA8) Distribution Amplifier; the digital LEEZA (KD-HT1080P) digital Scaler/Switcher combination; and the AutoSwitch2 (KD-SW2x1) Switcher.

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