Norcross, Ga. – Octava Inc., specialists in HDMI solutions, announced
the release of a Dual Output 3×2 HDMI Cross Switch. This unique
product allows Home theater owners with dual displays to switch
between 2 displays or create a “picture by “picture” effect.

HDMI is the latest standard for distributing High Definition Digital
Video and Audio in high def displays for 2 reasons: 1) uncompressed
digital format ensures the best picture quality and 2) HDMI allows
content providers to ensure that their intellectual property is
protected through HDCP.

As the price of flat panel technology continues to drop, many home
theater enthusiasts will install multiple displays. For example,
high-end home theater owners may install large Front Projection DLP
for “weekend viewing” of movies and a smaller Flat Panel Display (
Plasma, LCD) for daily use.

Octava’s Picture-By-Picture 3×2 HDMI Cross switch is designed for
Dual Display Theater systems. This unique 3×2 HDMI Cross Switch has 2
outputs and 3 Inputs. This allows users to create a “Picture By
Picture” system. The “picture by picture feature allows viewing of 2
different video sources simultaneously. For example, you may watch a
sporting program on a large Projector and watch a second different
program on a secondary display.

In addition, the 2 Outputs allows users to switch between 2 displays.
Owners of large screen front projectors system and flat panel display
can easily select which display they wish to view. For example, “day
to day” HD programming can be switched to the LCD and “weekend
viewing” (movies, major sporting events) can be switched to the
Projector system thus allowing the user to share video sources and
cut down projector bulb “wear and tear”

The outputs of the HDMI Cross Switch can be independently selected
from 3 video inputs. The HDMI Cross switch does not “split” the input
to both displays, which merely shows same video on both display. The
significant advantage of the HDMI Cross Switch is flexibility such as
“picture by picture” viewing, independent EDID communication between
display and source, and Dual Display switching which maximizes user