SPATZ Barracuda offers for the first time the combination
of sophisticated deinterlacing with HDMI 1.3 switching. The DCDI
deinterlacing and perfect film mode of this unit will guarantee best
video quality for analog video sources and HDTV experience with older
Especially sport broadcasts will benefit from DCDI eliminating all
jaggies on moving objects or diagonal lines.
The unit integrates up to 10 sources into one HDMI output so one cable
run to the display will be enough to transport both video and audio.
In your system the Barracuda remote will do all the switching with one
button operation and even your family will understand this simple
operation. No headaches with complicated AV receiver setups for regular
TV watching any longer.
An additional optical digital audio output will feed an optional 5.1
surround system, however if you want to use the integrated speakers of
your TV, the Barracuda is the first choice for your switching needs.The
6 analog video inputs are PAL/NTSC/SECAM compatible and will be
deinterlaced to a 480p for NTSC or 576p output signal for PAL sources.
Each video input has a corresponding stereo audio that will be embedded
with the video to a HDMI output signal that transports both video and
Altogether you will find 2 composite Video, 2 S-Video, 2 YPrPb SD/HD or
RGB SCART inputs for satellite receivers, game consoles or a DVD-Player
+ 6 RCA pairs for stereo audio.
The 4 HDMI inputs support HDMI 1.3 and are passed untouched to the
Control of the Barracuda is either Infrared Remote with OnScreenDisplay,
RS-232 or a single button on the front panel to cycle through the 10
inputs with feedback through a numeric display for selected input that
can be deactivated in the setup menu.
The component inputs will handle SD or HD signals up to 1080p
and will become the good friend of the numerous HD satellite receivers or
X-BOX users with analog HD outputs.
S-Video inputs are decoding the signal with a 11 Bit AD converter in the
very best quality that can be used today and will deliver the best results
technically possible for your older source equipment.
The audio input levels of the 6 inputs have adjustable presets so switching
sources will not require readjustment of the speaker level.
2 x S-Video
2 x YPrPb/SCART RGB
4 x HDMI 1.3
6 x RCA stereo audio
1 x optical digital audio
Supported Input SD/HD resolutions for RGB/YPrPb:
480i, 576i, 480p,576p,720p (50,60 Hz),
- 1080i (50/60 Hz),
PAL/NTSC interlaced formats are digitized and deinterlaced to
480/576p. Any TV with a HDMI input will understand and work with this output
YPrPB HD Input formats are AD converterd and passed
untouched to the HDMI output without any scaling or deinterlacing.
EDID simulator for each input sepearately configurable. Check out the
HDMIFIX to learn more about this
PC formats :
VGA – WUXGA
supply included 5VDC 2 A
- PS3 1080p (also 1080@24p)
- HDMI 1.3 compatible
- Powerful EDID Simulator per
- independing routing of analog
stereo inputs to HDMI inputs