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DVDO Edge Video Processor Setup and Tour

Posted on December 18, 2008 by Art Feierman

DVDO Physical Appearance

The Edge is a sleek, low-profile unit.  It’s a matte black box about 2 inches high.  The front panel consists of a ¼” strip along the top and sides (hence the name “Edge”), that tapers in from the sides and down from the top to the bottom of the unit.  There are no front panel controls, just an HDMI input, power indicator light, IR receiving eye and the DVDO label.

The rear panel of the unit is where you’ll find everything you need.  As mentioned in the specs, there are a ton of inputs, along with two HDMI outputs and one optical digital audio output.  There is also an IR input for direct IR control and a mini-USB input for firmware upgrades.  The layout is clean and well-spaced.  See the layout below.

DVDO Edge Processor Input/Output

Here is a detailed breakdown of the inputs and outputs summarized in the Specs section on the first page of this review:

Ten Video Inputs

• One Composite (NTSC/PAL/SECAM)
• One S-Video (NTSC/PAL/SECAM)
• One Component (YPbPr or RGB/S) processes 480i/p-60, 576i/p-50, 720p-50/60, 1080i-50/60, 1080p-60
• One Component/RGBHV (YPbPr/RGBS/RGBHV) processes 480i/p-60, 576i/p-50, 720p-50/60, 1080i-50/60, 1080p-60, VGA/SVGA/XGA/SXGA@60Hz
• Six HDMI 1.3 processes 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p- 24/25/50/60, VGA/SVGA/XGA/SXGA@60Hz

Eleven Audio Inputs

• Six HDMI v1.3
• One Coaxial Digital (assignable)
• Three Optical Digital (assignable)
• One Analog Left/Right (assignable)

One HDMI 1.3 Audio/Video Output (For Display Connection)

• Backwards compatible with DVI displays

Two Digital Audio Outputs

• One HDMI 1.3 ‘Audio Only’ output for receivers with HDMI
• One Optical Digital for receivers without HDMI

Preset output resolutions

480p-60 (720x480@60Hz)
720p-60 (1280x720@60Hz)
1080i-60 (1920x1080@60Hz)
1080p-60 (1920x1080@60Hz)
576p-50 (720x576@50Hz)
720p-50 (1280x720@50Hz)
1080i-50 (1920x1080@50Hz)
1080p-50 (1920x1080@50Hz)
1080p-24 (1920x1080@24Hz)
1080p-25 (1920x1080@25Hz)
VGA (640x480@60Hz)

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