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Use Audio/Video Converters & Scalers for Effortless Multimedia Integration

Audio/Video (AV) Converters and Scalers are essential for seamlessly integrating audio and video signals across different formats and resolutions. Video scalers and converters are utilized in theater systems, display consoles, broadcast television, and professional audiovisual setups to ensure optimal video playback and presentation.

AV Video Scaler vs. Converter

A video scaler is a hardware device used to convert the resolution of a video signal from one format to another. It is commonly employed in various multimedia systems to ensure compatibility between video sources and display devices. The scaler takes an input video signal and adjusts its resolution, typically upscaling or downscaling, to match the native resolution of the connected display. The video scaler interpolates or extrapolates missing pixels, thereby maintaining the image quality and aspect ratios.


A video converter device is similar to a scaler but converts one type of video signal to another. Examples include VGA to DVI, DVI to VGA, HDMI to DVI, or VGA to composite video. For example, you may need a video converter to connect an old display to a new computer or a new display to an old computer.

AV scalers and converters format different video resolutions and signals and may result in a lower-quality signal. For example, converting DVI to VGA creates some loss because DVI has a higher video resolution than VGA. However, a video converter or scaler may be the only option to keep a multimedia network with dissimilar signals in top performance.

AV Scaler Products

Video scalers play a crucial role in adjusting the resolution of video signals to match the capabilities of different display devices. Key features include:

  • Scaling video resolutions up or down to match the target display's native resolution.
  • Support several video formats, including HDMI, DVI, VGA, and DisplayPort.
  • Advanced video processing algorithms to ensure optimal image quality.
  • Seamless integration with audio systems.
  • User-friendly controls for configuring video scaling parameters.

The AVSC-0501QMV from Black Box is a popular 5:1 scaler where a user can simultaneously view four 4K60 4:4:4 video sources on one display. It is a single device with inputs to scale up or down 4K60, HDMI, DisplayPort, and VGA.

AV Converter Products

AV converters are necessary for connecting old and new equipment while providing clear and stable video signal transmission. For example, an VGA to DVI-D would convert a legacy computer with VGA analog video output to an LCD. AV converters support various video resolutions, audio, refresh rates, and standards. Examples include:

  • HDMI Converters bridge the gap between HDMI and other video standards. These devices allow for easy conversion between HDMI and VGA, DVI, DisplayPort, and SDI formats.
  • DVI converters enable seamless integration between DVI and other video formats, making them ideal for connecting older devices to modern displays. They support single-link and dual-link DVI standards and conversion to HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort, or SDI formats without losing quality.
  • VGA converters allow for easy connectivity between VGA, SVGA, XGA, and WXGA and HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, and SDI standards, making them indispensable in mixed-format environments.
  • Our RGB converters facilitate smooth integration between an analog RGB composite video input to a DVD-D and other video formats. They commonly connect older RGB AV equipment to newer displays or recorders. For example, the Black Box ACS414A is a VGA/DVI/RGB to DVI-D converter with five BNC inputs for the component video interface and detects resolutions up to 1920 x 1200.

At Westward Sales, we understand the importance of selecting the right audio/video converters and scalers for your needs. Our expert technical staff can provide personalized assistance in choosing the best solution for your audio/video requirements. Contact us today to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members and ensure a seamless audio/video integration experience.

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