|Originally posted by Jim Boden
Sounds like a great product.
Just to clarify the terminology, though, can you please explain what you mean by a matrix switcher versus a scaler. It sounds like itâ€™s both, but I find the words confusing.
BTW: the DCS has DVI in (pass through only) and DVI out, according to the documentation. No support for SDI, though.
As you probably know, our last scaler digital LEEZA is a scaler and A/V switcher. The new product will be a stand alone scaler and a stand alone component matrix switcher. The reason, for this is simple, lets say a dealer sells a Faroudja scaler, he can still specify my switcher $1499 Retail into the job. However when digital LEEZA $7K was scaler/switcher the dealer who sold a Faroudja would not specify digital LEEZA as a switcher since it would be an overkill. So to summarize regardless which scaler dealer sells, KD will still get a small piece of the action on providing 8to3 matrix switcher, since most installations require a switcher.
SO DCS has DVI input as a passthrough! Thats great, look at my comments above about DVI vs SDI. Nevertheless we will have both SDI and DVI and we will scale DVI up, down or cross convert. Basically what you see happening here is simple logic, since its hard for a smaller (KD, Vigatec, TAW) manufacturer to have 5 different scaler sku's like F NR, F2000, F 3000, F5000, DCS, etc... It is easier to make 1 box that will do what all 5 do and more for a reasobale price. This is the only way to compete against company's who have the bigger market share. Eventually the bigger company begins to feel threatened and usually the first sign of this, is when a bigger manufacturer begins to OEM his/her valuable possession "technology". If you cant beat them sell to them:-)