Atlona Takes Things Down a Notch With AT-HD530 Down-converter

Posted Tue Aug 11, 2009 at 12:00 PM PDT by Mike Attebery

Here's a story sure to frustrate proponents of top flight TV!

With companies racing for the finest upconversion available, Altona sees a market going in the other direction. Their newest creation, the AT-HD530 takes HDMI and DVI signals from game systems computers, and camcorders and sends them out in either SD or Composite video with audio.

While buying a $299 device to lower video quality may seem insane, and home users may find that the AT-HD530’s lack of HDCP compatibility makes it less than attractive. For businesses that aren’t planning on shelling out for new televisions and computer monitors, something like this could be a useful and less expensive option.

The AT-DH530 will output in either PAL or NTSC, and in addition to composite and Svideo outs, features an HDMI/DVI passthrough for video, and a digital coaxial passthrough for audio.

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