Aten International's VS481 4-port HDMI switch for home theaters allows users to share their HDMI display device with up to four high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) input sources such as HD DVD players, satellite systems, digital camcorders or video game consoles.
HDMI combines audio and video signals in one cable and provides content protection. Previously, users had to alternately unplug and plug in the differnet devices, whereas VS481 connects up to four different HDMI devices to one HDMI display device.
The VS481 allows users to conveniently switch between the connected digital devices by selecting the desired input source via the IR remote control unit or the front panel pushbuttons. VS481 features a user-friendly design with one of the four HDMI input ports located on the front panel. Thus, users can easily access devices, such as digital camcorders, without always having to move around the HDMI switch for connection. In addtiion, the HDMI switch provides LEDs to indicate the video source channels. Thanks to the plug and play function, the setup of VS481 is very fast and easy -- no software installation required.
Furthermore, it supports HDTV resolution of 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p and computer resolutions of VGA, SVGA, SXGA (1280 x 1024) and UXGA (1600 x1200).
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