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  • ganeshts - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - link

    No 4Kp60 (HDMI 2.0) support = no buy for a product shipping three months down the road and costing $500 Reply
  • arthur449 - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - link

    Would you make an exception for "4K" 60Hz (DisplayPort 1.2) support? Reply
  • NLPsajeeth - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - link

    I am one of those people who are looking for a good 4K display. However, I think settling for anything less than 4K 60p input is simply a waste of money. Those 39" displays you mention, non of them can do 4K 60p input so they are not very useful as computer displays.

    The ASUS PQ321Q fits the 4K 60p bill but as you mention the price is quite high. 4K 60p only works over DisplayPort on this display so this DVDO device would be useless with that display.

    I don't think there is anything special about this DVDO device. Maybe the MHL ports if you need that. As you mentioned at the end of the article, all the ports are HDMI 1.4 and not HDMI 2.0. Any AV receiver built in the last few years will do what this device is supposed to do, switch between multiple HDMI 1.4 ports.
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  • JarredWalton - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - link

    But not with two outputs to choose between, generally speaking, and not with six inputs (with two MHL inputs). For some, I'm sure this will fill a niche, but it's definitely a smaller market. Reply
  • nathanddrews - Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - link

    The Yamaha RX-A830 has an MSRP of $899, but street price is usually $650 and does everything this thing does, plus much, much more. 8 HDMI ports, two outputs, MHL, ARC, 3-D, DLNA, 4K passthrough and upscaling, not to mention powering seven speakers with decent power, low distortion, and also handling many other audio, video, and data inputs all with network controls.

    I mean, even if you wanted to just use the TV speakers (or no speakers for a retail display or something), the only reason to limit yourself with DVDA is if you want to save $150. That's totally a fair reason, but this seems silly, even for a HT enthusiast.
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  • Death666Angel - Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - link

    Just wanted to say that you are comparing one machines MSRP to anothers street pricing. The DVDO will not stay at his MSRP. Though I agree that the value seems questionable. Reply
  • nathanddrews - Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - link

    I agree, but judging by DVDA's other products they seem to be at or near MSRP from most retailers. I think products like this (siwtchers, power cleaners, etc.) maintain their high margins fairly well... at least I've rarely seem them go on sale as often as AVRs and other HT gear. Reply
  • surt - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - link

    Wake me when I can get 4k 120p Reply
  • whickywhickyjim - Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - link

    I once bought a vp50 pro video processor from dvdo. They marketed the product as fully upgradeable and subsequently abandoned it. I would not trust them or their products. Check out the threads on their products and services at avsforum. Reply
  • Guspaz - Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - link

    Pro tip: do yourself a favour and just wait for the Monoprice version. They've already got 4K versions of some of their active HDMI splitters, so 4K matrix switchers can't be that far behind. Reply

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