Inputs and One Component Video Output
Supports all HDTV modes 480i through 1080p, including 720p and
1080i. Each input consists of six analog channels
(Pr/Pb/Y/Left/Right/CV) and one channel of Digital Audio. Analog
audio channels are routed using the same high-bandwidth relay
switches as the video channels, and can be used to route H & V
components (with proper adapter cables) for an RGBHV switch,
supports all RGBHV PC modes.
Switching of Analog Signals
The HDS4.1 passively switches its analog signals using high
quality relays designed specifically for switching low level
signals such as those used in the audio and component video paths.
When compared to an active analog switch (using analog switching
ICs), relays are usually a more expensive solution for routing
signals. However relays offer a switching quality like that of
physically swapping cables, without the added noise and distortion
that is inherent in active switches. This also allows the HDS4.1
to be used in reverse. The Output can be used as an input and
switched to each of four outputs.
Before Make Switching Logic
Unlike our competitors, all of our relay based switches have always
featured a 20 millisecond break before make switching sequence.
The 20ms delay, when switching between inputs, guarantees that all
relays have fully deactivated before the next input's relays
activate, thereby preventing a momentary short between inputs.
isolated analog grounds
The HDS4.1 features full isolation of its analog and digital
grounds to eliminate digital noise from being superimposed on its
analog signals, and to help eliminated ground loop problems.
Multichannel Audio Switch
Since there are six available analog channels, the HDS4.1 can
easily be used as a four to one 5.1 multichannel audio switch. The
fully passive design, and full isolation of the digital and analog
grounds, makes the HDS4.1 ideal for switching analog audio
Quality Gold Clad, Silver-Palladium Relays
All analog signals are switched using high quality relays with
gold clad, silver-palladium (AgPd) contacts. The combination of
gold clad on silver-palladium while expensive, holds the highest
rating for long life, when switching low level signals such as
those found in analog audio and video paths. Each analog channel
is routed using a separate relay, thus reducing the possibility of
cross talk between channels, when compared to the less expensive
design of using multi-contact relays and routing multiple signals
through a single relay.
Gold plated RCA connectors are used throughout the design to
reduce the possibility of contact generated noise caused by
and SPDIF Digital Audio
Both Toslink (Optical) and SPDIF (Coax) can be routed through the
HDS4.1. Either input will be accepted and both Toslink and SPDIF
are available as outputs simultaneously. All conversions between
formats are done as needed.
Zektor's Exclusive IIR Learning
The HDS4.1 features Zektor's exclusive IIR (Intelligent Infra-Red)
learning. Zektor's IIR learning allows the HDS4 to work with
virtually any remote control! Control the HDS4.1 with an
obsolete TV remote. The HDS4.1 also works great with any universal
Panel Control of Switching
Front panel buttons are available to directly select each input.
You are not forced to sequence through all inputs when switching
from input two back to input one!
Featured Remote Control Interface
A full featured IR command set is available using any remote
control, commands are: Power Toggle, Direct Channel Selection of
each input, and for better integration with universal remotes with
macro capabilities, the discrete commands Power On, and Power Off
are also available.
The LED indicator lights can be set to Bright, Dim, Auto Dim, or
Off. The Auto Dim mode will fade the LEDs from the Bright setting
to the Dim setting about 4 seconds after a channel is selected.
Front Panel LED intensities
The intensity levels of the front panel LEDs are fully adjustable,
allowing the HDS4.1 to be used in a wide range of lighting
conditions. The front panel can even be made to gently dim its
front panels lights to 'off' when the front panel is not in use.
Mountable Metal Enclosure (1RU)
Enclosed in a heavy gauged, steel chassis, and with fully
adjustable front panel LED intensities, the HDS4.1 easily
integrates into your existing home theater environment.
International Power Supply
Available with an international power supply for 90-264VAC,
47-63Hz operation. The international supply comes with adapters
for UK, EURO, AUS and USA use.