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Anyone know more about this? It was supposedly demoed at CES
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I would like to know more also. My guess is that they will be very bare-bones, but that realta is a good little chip and could help out in a lot of situations.

Price is the other biggie. I can't find any price info.

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I couldn't even track down Gefen at CES...

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I'm looking for any info on realta-based standalone box and its performance quality compared to the VP50 PRO.

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Vantage-HD & HD2 is too infrequently mentioned here, no idea why, excellent performance, good support (often by me but shhhh!), sensible price and from a company with probably more Realta experience than anyone except maybe Silicon Optix themselves. (and who also do professional, non-consumer Realta based products). Vantage-HD2 is so much more than a re-hashed reference design in a new box!

http://www.calibreuk.com/Vantagehd2.php

http://www.calibreuk.com/latest.php

and now with established US distributors and a growing US rep/dealer network!

http://www.calibreuk.com/USA.htm

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Zax, how much money are we talking about here? I'm thinking about selling HQV based units in Indonesia.

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According to their website, the MSRP is $3299

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According to their website, the MSRP is $3299

WOW! That's pricey!

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Vantage-HD & HD2 is too infrequently mentioned here, no idea why, excellent performance, good support (often by me but shhhh!), sensible price and from a company with probably more Realta experience than anyone except maybe Silicon Optix themselves.

Gee, Zax, the Vantage-HD thread has nearly 1600 posts and 115,000 views. You are hardly being ignored. There aren't a lot of Vantage threads, but the main one is quite active.

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Vantage-HD & HD2 is too infrequently mentioned here, no idea why, excellent performance, good support (often by me but shhhh!), sensible price and from a company with probably more Realta experience than anyone except maybe Silicon Optix themselves. (and who also do professional, non-consumer Realta based products). Vantage-HD2 is so much more than a re-hashed reference design in a new box!

http://www.calibreuk.com/Vantagehd2.php

http://www.calibreuk.com/latest.php

and now with established US distributors and a growing US rep/dealer network!

http://www.calibreuk.com/USA.htm

http://www.calibreuk.com/usreps.htm

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Perhaps because I get responses from Gefen and others when I send an email asking some questions and none from Calibre after repeated attempts?
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Perhaps because I get responses from Gefen and others when I send an email asking so questions and none from Calibre after repeated attempts?


I share this sentiment exactly.

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A news release here:

http://news.ecoustics.com/bbs/messag...81/447423.html

$699 sounds very nice, but it depends on how many inputs and of course performance. Still, it is good to have more VP options.

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I'd like to hear what sort of video options it will have, if any.
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Yeah it would be nice to know some specs, and what it can actually do.

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Download the Gefen TV catalog at their website for details on it and other new products from them.

http://www.gefen.com/gefentv/
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I exchanged emails with Frank Chye at Cypress as well as Gary Martin at Gefen and it appears that the Cypress Instant HQV HD Scaler and the Gefen TV Scaler Pro are the same product.

Frank Chye at Cypress said that the Instant HQV HD Scaler would be marketed by Gefen and would be available in late March. Gary at Gefen also said that the Gefen TV Scaler Pro would be available in late March with an MSRP of $699.

Neither confirmed that they are the same product, but it's a pretty easy conclusion to draw eventhough the picture in Frank's .pdf differs from the one james.92 linked above.

Frank at Cypress sent me a .pdf with the specs, but at 2MB it is too big too attach. If someone wants to host it I can email it to you.
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Frank at Cypress sent me a .pdf with the specs, but at 2MB it is too big too attach.

Is the PDF the same as this one?

InstantHQVProductBrief.pdf (2,121,248 bytes)
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Yes, that's the one.
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Wow I have been looking for something like this, if they could get this to 499, I would purchase without even thinking.
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If it's anything like the Gefen HD SDI to HDMI scaler, then you should purchase it at $699 without thinking. Try downloading the user guide for the above, and look at the range of pre-set input and output user formats. There is also a custom format option. I had a play with a HD SDI to DVI scaler, and it really does what it says on the box. The cheaper Gefen HT and HDMI scalers are not the same sort of thing at all, with inferior performance and much less interfacing flexibility. If this new unit is anything like the HD SDI units, it will be an obvious choice.

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ive been hoping for something like this also. cant wait to see/hear more about it.
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Don't know how legitimate this site is but it is listing the unit as available for $498

http://www.valleyseek.com/ProductDet...de=GTV-HTS-PRO
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Don't know how legitimate this site is but it is listing the unit as available for $498

http://www.valleyseek.com/ProductDet...de=GTV-HTS-PRO

That's interesting, but the site looks so... Hmm.. plain? Plus I've never heard of ValleySeek.

I'd say be careful to anybody thinking of ordering it. (I thought the release date was supposed to be around March anyhow...)

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I'd say be careful to anybody thinking of ordering it.

In the Gefen HD-PVR thread, someone ordered the PVR from Valleyseek and received it, for whatever that's worth.
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Don't know how legitimate this site is but it is listing the unit as available for $498

http://www.valleyseek.com/ProductDet...de=GTV-HTS-PRO

They may have it eventually, but I emailed the link to Gary at Gefen and he said there is no way that anyone has them in stock since it hasn't been released yet.
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They may have it eventually, but I emailed the link to Gary at Gefen and he said there is no way that anyone has them in stock since it hasn't been released yet.

will anybody in Canada carry this unit?

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I spoke to valleyseek, very friendly he said its pre-order and will be available in early april. If he keeps that price though I may go for it.
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So, I just looked at the Gefen page and I can not find the "Gefen HD SDI to HDMI scaler" or the "HT Pro Scaler" that are mentioned on this page...about the best I saw was the HT Scaler Plus which I can't tell it its the same, the link is here:

http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=4298

I am really coming around to the idea of an external scaler if the price is right (<$1000) and if it provides a noticeable improvement. I don't subscribe to cable, just do Netflix DVD and HD/BD. I currently have an Oppo 970, HD-A2 and PS3 and I was wondering which budget scalers will show the best improvement with DVD and which one of these sources I should be using? (my guess is the Oppo970 as it outputs 480i through HDMI, not sure about the others)?
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I will add one to my set up for my DirecTv and DTHEATER sources. I will see how good it deinterlaces their 1080i res. Should be a fun experiment...

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