Heh, Convert 1080p to SD!

Who would want to do this LOL???

Usually resolution is converted upward from standard-definition to 720p or 1080p high-definition resolution. In the case of Atlona's AT-HD530, the down-converter changes high-def video content to standard-def. The unit accepts high-def sources over HDMI or DVI inputs, converts it, and then sends it to a standard-def display over composite or S-video outputs including any accompanying audio.

The AT-HD530 not only accepts 1080p video content from HDTVs but also UXGA (1600 x 1200 pixels at 60 Hz) content from a Mac or PC. Also, both NTSC and PAL signals are supported so the AT-HD530 is good to go in North America or Europe.

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Apr 17, 2009
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San Diego, CA
depending on it's intended use it could be good for shooting with high def cameras to watch the signal on a sd-tv.

When I shoot with the RED camera and we use most monitors, especially wireless, we have to use down converters. This might be a good product if it makes use of HDMI.
 
Mar 12, 2009
963
it is pretty weird if you ask me...

like you buy an HD device like a blu-ray player and you paid all that money for it only to watch it on a tube tv down converting it.