Atlona Technologies (http://www.atlona.com) has introduced the AT-HD620, an HDMI to Mini DisplayPort Converter capable of up-converting incoming video signals to dual-link resolutions up to 2560×1440.
The US$279 converter — due to ship May 1 — solves compatibility issues that have been plaguing HDMI users looking to take advantage of the technologies offered in new Mini DisplayPort displays, such as the 27-inch iMac and the 24-inch Cinema Display, according to the folks at Atlona. The new AT-HD620 will scale any HDMI input to match native resolution of either display.
With the AT-HD620, a host of new image enhancing technologies are available to users looking to connect an HDMI source to an MDP display. The unit features an HDCP compliant HDMI input, as well as a Mini DisplayPort input that functions as a pass through for Mini DisplayPort sources. This unit can switch between the two inputs, allowing users to use both a connected Mini DisplayPort computer such as a MacBook Pro, MacPro, MacMini or any others as well as an HDMI source such as a PS3, AppleTV, Xbox 360, etc.
The AT-HD620 will scale, or up-convert any resolution, including 1080P, to Dual-link resolutions up to 2560×1440. This converter supports 3-D motion video adaptive and 3-D de-interlacing to provide the best converted image possible while providing less than a single frame delay, according to Michael Khain, head of Product Development at Atlona.