About the Simplified MFG SCALE1
Adapt a new source to a legacy display
Adapt a new source to a legacy display
Have an HDMI source that outputs at a higher resolution than what your display supports? Simplified MFG's SCALE1 can help. This problem-solving scaler changes the output resolution of an HDMI source to best work with your display.
Idela for distributed A/V systems
The SCALE1 is particularly useful in a matrixed A/V system that uses a combination of old and new displays. Here's an example:
Say you have an Apple TV 4K that you want to show on the 4K TV in your living room, as well as on the 1080p projector in your game room. Feed the Apple TV into a Simplified HDMI splitter or distribution matrix to create multiple HDMI outputs, then use the SCALE1 to downscale the resolution for the projector while maintaining 4K Ultra HD picture quality on your living room TV.
- HDMI scaler (1 in, 1 out) and signal repeater for HD and Ultra HD content
- changes the output resolution of an HDMI source to best work with your display
- ideal for use in a matrixed A/V system that uses a combination of old and new displays
- 1 HDMI input
- supports video resolutions up to 4K at 60 frames per second
- 1 HDMI output
- supports resolution scaling up/down between 4K and 1080p
- built-in amplification allows high-quality signal extension over a long distance
- supports 4K/60 signal extension up to 20 meters/65 feet (input up to 10 meters, output up to 10 meters)
- supports HDR-encoded content
- supports a broad range of audio formats, including stereo PCM, Dolby Atmos®, and DTS:X™
- HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0b compliant
- backward compatible with HDCP 1.4 and HDMI 1.3
- does not support frame rate conversion
Power and control:
- automatic input and output resolution scaling
- top-panel scaling bypass button allows pass-through of the HDMI source's native resolution
- includes AC power supply
Warranty and other info:
- LED indicators for power and signal status
- 4-1/4"W x 11/16"H x 2-3/16"D
- weight: 14.1 oz.
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # SCALE1
What's in the box:
- HDMI scaler
- AC power adapter (attached 59" DC cord)
- User Manual
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More details on the Simplified MFG SCALE1
HDMI Scaler: The SCALE1 from Simplified MFG is a HDMI repeater with one input and one output port that can up-scale, down-scale, or pass-through an HDMI video signal (HDMI audio is only pass-through). The SCALE1 will automatically scale from 4K to 1080p or 1080p to 4K. This HDMI device is designed to make it easy to integrate older displays, like the first 4K and older 1080p TVs, with newer and next-gen source media players.
HDMI 2.0b Input/Output: The Simplified MFG SCALE1 is outfitted with one HDMI 2.0b input and one HDMI 2.0b output. It is able to take a HDMI 2.0b video signal and make it a HDMI 2.0a, 1.4b, or 1.3 compatible video signal for older displays.
HDCP 2.2 Compliant: The Simplified MFG SCALE1 is HDCP 2.2 compliant and is backward compatible with HDCP 1.4. HDCP 2. is short for "High bandwidth Digital Content Protection" and is used for 4K video copyright protection for compatibility with Ultra HD Blu-ray players and 4K Satellite/Cable providers.
Video Up-Scale, Down-Scale, & Pass-Through: The Simplified MFG SCALE1 supports HDMI video resolutions up to 4K @ 50/60Hz (YUV4:4:4), 4K @ 30Hz, 1080P @ 120Hz, and 1080P/3D @ 60Hz. It will automatically scale from 4K to 1080p and 1080p to 4K, or simply pass-through a 4K or 1080p video signal.
- Up-scaling and down-scaling are done automatically. However, you can bypass the automatic scaling feature and only have the unit pass-through a HDMI video signal.
- There is no frame rate conversion.
- The SCALE1 supports up to 18Gbps.
Audio Pass-Through Only: The Simplified MFG SCALE1 will pass-through an HDMI audio signal with a sampling rate up to 192kHz; it does not up-scale or down-scale an HDMI audio signal. Supported HDMI audio formats include LPCM (2/5.1/7.1ch), Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Digital+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, and DT-HD Master Audio; as well as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.
HDM-CEC & Lip-Sync Pass-Through: The Simplified MFG SCALE1 supports the pass-through of HDMI-CEC and Lip-Sync, so you keep your HDMI control commands and your audio/video synchronization.
AC Power Adapter: The included AC power adapter plugs into the SCALE1 HDMI scaler and into an AC wall outlet or surge protector.
Firmware Updates: There is a mini-USB port on the SCALE1 that allows you to download firmware updates onto the unit from your computer and the Simplified MFG website.