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Kramer VP-437N 7-Input ProScale Scaler / Switcher

B&H # KRVP437N Mfr # VP-437N
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Product Highlights
  • Output Resolution Menu via Ext. Monitor
  • Scales to 1920 x 1200 or HDTV 1080p
  • Inputs: HDMI and Analog
  • Outputs: HDMI / RGBHV on 5 BNCs / VGA
  • S/PDIF Audio Output Embeds to HDMI
  • 7 Unbalanced Stereo Inputs
  • Audio Delay: 40 / 110 / 150ms / Disable
  • RS-232 / Ethernet / IR / Panel Controls
  • Built-In Proc Amp
  • PAL and NTSC Compatible

The Kramer Electronics VP-437N 7-Input ProScale Scaler / Switcher connects to an external monitor, and at the press of a front panel "Menu" button will pull up a menu on the monitor. In this menu, you select the resolution that you want to output any of your seven inputs in. You can select up to 1920 x 1200 or 1080p for HDTV. If the input you choose is lower in resolution than the output resolution you select, the input will get scaled to the higher resolution.

Video Inputs
  • 2 HDMI
  • 2 Component (HDTV compatible)
  • 1 Composite
  • 1 S-Video
  • 1 VGA
Video Outputs
  • 1 HDMI
  • 1 VGA (RGBHV)
  • 5 BNCs (RGBHV)
Audio Inputs / Outputs
  • 7 unbalanced inputs on terminal blocks
  • 1 S/PDIF output (embeds audio into the HDMI output)
  • Companion AFV (Audio-Follow-Video): stereo audio for every input
Key Features
  • Output resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 or 1080p for HDTV
  • 3:2 and 2:2 pull-down de-interlacing and full up- and down-scaling of VGA input signals
  • HDCP compliant
  • Scaled outputs: one output is simultaneously available in 3 formats -- 1 HDMI and 2 RGBHV
  • Improved HDMI output drive exceeds 60 ft at 1080p @ 60Hz
  • PAL and NTSC multi-standard
  • Audio Delay: 40ms, 110ms, 150ms, or you can disable it
  • Built-in Proc Amp: color, hue, sharpness, noise, contrast, and brightness
  • Multiple aspect ratio selections: full, overscan, underscan, letter box and panscan
  • Control options: front panel buttons, Ethernet, RS-232, and IR remote with on-screen display
  • Front panel controls: audio mute, video blanking, and freeze frame
  • Front panel lockout
  • Worldwide power supply: 100 - 240 V AC
  • Standard 19" rack mount size, rack ears included
Input 2x HDMI (HDCP version 1.1)
1x VGA on 15-pin high-density female
1x Composite on RCA
1x Y/C on 4-pin
2x Component, each on 3 RCAs
7x Unbalanced Stereo Audio, each on 3-pin terminal block connectors
Output 5x BNC (RGBHV)
1x HDMI (HDCP version 1.1)
1x VGA (RGBHV) on 15-pin high-density
1x S/PDIF on RCA
H Frequency 15.63 - 90 kHz
V Frequency 50 - 100 kHz
RGB Syncs H and V TTL separated syncs
RGB Level 1.2 Vpp max, 75Ω load
XGA Out Level 1.2 Vpp max, 75Ω load
S/PDIF Out Level 0.55 Vpp constant
Output Resolutions Native
VGA
SVGA
XGA
SXGA
UXGA
480i
480p
576i
576p
720p
1080i
1080p
WXGA
WSXGA
WUXGA
1280 x 800
1440 x 900
1400 x 1050
1600 x 900
Output Refresh Rate 60 Hz (computer graphics resolutions), 50 / 60 Hz (HDTV resolutions)
Control Input selector buttons
Blank
Mute
Freeze button
Menu
Enter
Menu arrows
Reset to XGA/720p
Lock button
RS-232
Ethernet
IR
Power Consumption 100 - 240 V AC, 20 VA max
Rack Mountable 1U (rack ears included)
Dimensions 19 x 7 x 1.75" (48.2 x 17.8 x 4.4 cm)
Weight Approx. 6 lb (2.7 kg)
Kramer VP-437N 7-Input ProScale Scaler / Switcher
  • Power Cord
  • Null-Modem Adapter
  • Rack Ears
  • IR Remote Control
  • 7-Year Limited Warranty
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    KramerVP-437N 7-Input ProScale Scaler / Switcher
     
    3.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)
    • Professional quality (3)

    Cons

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        5.0

        Does what it promises!

        By Andy the worship leader

        from Memphis, TN

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Limited Compatibility
        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

          Comments about Kramer VP-437N 7-Input ProScale Scaler / Switcher:

          Does what it claims to do, and does it well. The only complaints I have:

          - Cannot scale to a selected computer input, like if I was running 1280x768 from my computer and wanted to scale my other inputs to that. You have to select pre-determined outputs.

          - It's not Kramers fault, but the new Apple TV firmware will NOT work with the HDCP compliant HDMI inputs. I called Kramer and said they will fix this (its a hardware issue). I DO NOT recommend buying this product until this issue is corrected. They told me they would swap units with me for free.

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          1.0

          Not the best

          By grantcoll

          from Hamilton, NZ

          About Me Business Owner, Technical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Lacks Functionality
          • Limited Compatibility
          • Poor Performance

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kramer VP-437N 7-Input ProScale Scaler / Switcher:

            Very slow to switch between inputs, and when output is scaled to 576i, the quality is bad, mainly due to stuttering. The scaling to VGA was ok, but the fps was too high for my use.

            Also, sales staff thought the BNC could do Component Video as well, but this turned to not be the case.

            This has been returned as it may be suitable for someone else, but no good for my requirements.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Did exactly what I was looking for

            By Todd the media guy

            from Littleton, CO

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Church Production

              Comments about Kramer VP-437N 7-Input ProScale Scaler / Switcher:

              I picked this up to display our 1080i cameras through RGB projectors in our auditorium and it worked fine. A little messing with the menu and I can switch from our computer to HDMI cameras no problem. There is a bit of a delay going to the HDMI signal once you push the button but it does exactly what I was looking for.

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