DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A

HDMI to HDMI 4K/60 Scalers with Audio Embedding and De‑Embedding
Key Features
  • HDMI to HDMI 4K scaling
  • HDCP 2.2 compliant
  • HDMI 2.0 interfaces with support for data rates up to 18 Gbps
  • Advanced 4:4:4 signal processing
  • Accepts HDMI video from 480i up to 4096x2160 @ 4:4:4
  • Selectable output rates from 640x480 up to 4096x2160 @ 4:4:4
The Extron DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A
Model Version Description Part #
DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A 4K/60 4:4:4 Single HDMI Input and Output 60-1573-01
DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A xi 4K/60 4:4:4 Dual HDMI Inputs and Outputs 60-1573-02
DSC HD-HD 4K A 4K/30 4:4:4 Single HDMI Input and Output 60-1573-03 Retired

The Extron DSC HD‑HD 4K PLUS A and DSC HD‑HD 4K PLUS A xi are high-performance scalers capable of converting between HDMI resolutions up to 4096x2160 at 60 Hz. These HDCP 2.2‑compliant scalers feature HDMI 2.0 connections that support data rates up to 18 Gbps. They incorporate the Extron-exclusive Vector 4K™ scaling engine, specifically designed for critical-quality 4K applications including full-motion video and highly detailed computer graphics. Both models support single path 4K signals at 60 Hz with 4:4:4 processing. The DSC HD‑HD 4K PLUS A xi also supports dual path 4K/60 signals at 4:4:4 using two connections. Integrator-friendly features include on‑screen display, stereo audio embedding and de‑embedding, internal test patterns, and the ability to display custom images and logos for on‑screen messages and corporate branding.

Versatile 4K Signal Integration

The DSC HD‑HD 4K PLUS A scaler can process single-path 4K signals. For applications requiring more advanced 4K signal management, the DSC HD‑HD 4K PLUS A xi features a pair of HDMI inputs and outputs. The additional input and output allow integration with PC graphics cards and large-venue projectors that support 4K as two columns. For digital signage applications, a pair of 1080p inputs can be displayed side-by-side on a single 4K output. Alternatively, the DSC HD‑HD 4K PLUS A xi can deliver two simultaneous scaled outputs up to 4096x2160 at 60 Hz for feeding two downstream displays without the need for a distribution amplifier.

Vector 4K Scaling

Both scalers incorporate the Extron-exclusive Vector 4K scaling engine, developed in‑house and engineered to deliver best-in-class image upscaling and downscaling. The Vector 4K engine embodies several Extron-patented scaling technologies, plus a new set of image processing algorithms that deliver uncompromising scaling performance. This enables sharp, accurate scaling of standard definition and high definition signals up to 4K, as well as downscaling of 4K source signals for lower resolution displays without losing critical image detail.

High Performance Video Processing

The DSC HD‑HD 4K PLUS A scalers provide high performance deinterlacing of all interlaced signals up to 1080i, and Deep Color processing to deliver optimal image quality. Automatic 3:2 and 2:2 pulldown detection maximizes image quality for content sources originating from film. Additionally, the color space and chroma sampling of the HDMI output can be automatically set to ensure compatibility with a connected DVI or HDMI display.

Selectable FILL and FOLLOW modes are also available to ensure the proper aspect ratio of the output. FILL mode provides full screen output, while FOLLOW mode preserves the original aspect ratio of the input signal.

Display Custom Images and Logos

These scalers provide the convenience of uploading custom images, which can be displayed as a screen saver after a predefined duration of inactivity at the video input, or whenever the input is disconnected between presentations. A customized image can also be displayed whenever HDCP‑encrypted content is transmitted to a non‑HDCP compliant display.

A custom graphic logo, such as a company logo, can be inserted into any presentation. Several key effects are available, and a logo can be positioned anywhere on‑screen.

Enhanced Audio Capabilities

DSC HD‑HD 4K Series A scalers include a convenient two‑channel analog audio input for embedding audio onto the HDMI output, as well as a two‑channel analog audio output for sending de‑embedded audio to a sound system or other audio destination. They also deliver essential audio integration capabilities, including discrete, selectable analog and digital audio muting, input gain and attenuation, and output volume control.

Multiple Options for Control and Operation

DSC HD‑HD 4K PLUS A scalers feature front panel controls for quick access to functions. Remote configuration is available via USB and Ethernet, while external control is available through RS‑232 and Ethernet. The on‑screen menus provide control over the unit's functions and settings, including quick access to key parameters such as input and output video formats and resolutions. Additionally, LED indicators on the front panel provide visual confirmation of video input and output signals, audio input and output signals, and the presence of HDCP encryption. They are housed in 1U, half rack width metal enclosures and can be easily integrated into a variety of environments.

Features

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
  MBU 125 Low-Profile Mount Kit for 1/4 and 1/2 Rack Width, Two-Piece Enclosures
  RSB 129 Basic Rack Shelf for 9.5" Deep Products
  RSU 129 Universal Rack Shelf Kit for 9.5" Deep Products

Specifications

DSC HD-HD 4K A Series
 specifications
   DSC HD-HD 4K A
   
   DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A models
   
   Frame rate1 24, 25, 30, 50, or 60 fps
   Chroma sampling1 4:4:4, 4:2:2, or 4:2:0
   Color bit depth1 8 or 10 bits per color
   Signal type DVI 1.0, HDMI 1.4 and 2.0, HDCP 1.4 and 2.2
   Max. video data rate 
      DSC HD-HD 4K A 8.91 Gbps (2.97 per color) per connection
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A models ​17.82 Gbps (5.94 per color) per connection
    NOTE     1Subject to the maximum data rate limit. Use our calculator at www.extron.com/4Kdatarate to determine video parameters supported by this data rate.
Video input
   Number/signal type 
      DSC HD-HD 4K A 1 HDMI/DVI (HDCP 1.4 and 2.2 compliant)
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A 1 HDMI/DVI (HDCP 1.4 and 2.2 compliant)
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A xi 2 HDMI/DVI (HDCP 1.4 and 2.2 compliant)
   Connectors 
      DSC HD-HD 4K A 1 female HDMI
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A 1 female HDMI
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A xi ​2 female HDMI
   Maximum pixel clock 
      DSC HD-HD 4K A 600 MHz
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A 600 MHz
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A xi Port A and Port B – 600 MHz
   Horizontal frequency 15 kHz to 135 kHz
   Vertical frequency 24 Hz to 75 Hz
   Resolution range 
      DSC HD-HD 4K A 640x480 @ 60 Hz through 4096x2160 @ 30 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma subsampling, 4096x2160 @ 60 Hz with 4:2:0 chroma subsampling
Includes 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2K, and 4K. 
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A models ​640x480 @ 60 Hz through 4096x2160 @ 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling
Includes 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2K, and 4K.
   Color bit depth 
      All models 8 or 10 bits per color, up to 170 MHz pixel clock (4:4:4, 4:2:2)
      DSC HD-HD 4K A 8 bits per color, 171 MHz to 297 MHz pixel clock (4:4:4, 4:2:2) and 298 MHz to 594 MHz (4:2:0)
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A models 8 bits per color, 171 MHz to 594 MHz pixel clock (4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0)
   Formats RGB and YCbCr digital video
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI 1.4 and 2.0, HDCP 1.4 and 2.2
Video processing
   Bit depth 10 bits per color
   Color sampling RGB 4:4:4
   Colors 1.07 billion
Video output
   Number/signal type 
      DSC HD-HD 4K A ​1 HDMI/DVI (HDCP 1.4 and 2.2 compliant)
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A 1 HDMI/DVI (HDCP 1.4 and 2.2 compliant)
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A xi 2 HDMI/DVI (HDCP 1.4 and 2.2 compliant)
   Connectors 
      DSC HD-HD 4K A 1 female HDMI
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A 1 female HDMI
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A xi ​2 female HDMI
   Peripheral device power 250 mA per output
   Vertical frequency 23.98 Hz, 24 Hz, 25 Hz, 29.97 Hz, 30 Hz, 50 Hz, 59.94 Hz, 60 Hz
   Scaled resolutions 640x4808, 800x6008, 1024x7688, 1280x7688, 1280x8008, 1280x10248, 1360x7688, 1366x7688, 1440x9008, 1400x10508, 1600x9008, 1680x10508, 1600x12008, 1920x12008
HDTV: 480p7,8, 576p6, 720p1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, 1080i6,7,8, 1080p1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, 2K (2048x1080)1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, 2048x12008, 2048x15368, 2560x10808, 2560x14408, 2560x16008, 3840x21601,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,*, 4K (4096x2160)1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,*

1 = at 23.98 Hz, 2 = at 24 Hz, 3 = at 25 Hz, 4 = at 29.97 Hz, 5 = 30 Hz, 6 = at 50 Hz, 7 = at 59.94 Hz, 8 = at 60 Hz
​* = 4:4:4 up to 30 Hz, 4:2:0 for 50, 59.94, and 60 Hz (DSC HD-HD 4K A only)
   Color bit depth 
      All models 8 or 10 bits per color, up to 240 MHz pixel clock (4:4:4, 4:2:2)
      DSC HD-HD 4K A 8 bits per color, 241 MHz to 594 MHz pixel clock (4:2:0)
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A models 8 bits per color, 241 MHz to 594 MHz pixel clock (4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0)
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI 1.4 and 2.0, HDCP 1.4 and 2.2
Audio
   Gain Unbalanced output: -6 dB
Balanced output: 0 db
   Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ± 0.5 dB
   THD + Noise <0.1% at 1 kHz, 20 kHz bandwidth (at nominal level)
   S/N (unweighted) >90 dB at full-scale output
   Crosstalk ≤-80 dB at 1 kHz fully loaded
   Stereo channel separation >80 dB at 1 kHz
   Supported formats 
      Analog de-embedding LPCM-2Ch
      HDMI pass-through LPCM up to 7.1/24-bit/192 kHz, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2/0 Surround, Dolby Digital 2/0, Dolby Atmos 7.2, DTS-HD, DTS ES Discrete 6.1, DTS ES Matrix 6.1, DTS Digital Surround 5.1, DTS 2-channel
Audio input
   Number/signal type 
      DSC HD-HD 4K A ​1 HDMI embedded
1 analog stereo, balanced/unbalanced
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A 1 HDMI embedded
1 analog stereo, balanced/unbalanced
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A xi 2 HDMI embedded
1 analog stereo, balanced/unbalanced
   Connectors 
      DSC HD-HD 4K A 1 female HDMI
(1) 5 pole captive screw
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A 1 female HDMI
(1) 5 pole captive screw
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A xi 2 female HDMI
(1) 5 pole captive screw
   Impedance >10k ohms unbalanced, ​>20k ohms balanced
   Nominal level +4 dBu, -10 dBV, configurable
   Maximum level +21 dBu balanced, +15 dBu unbalanced
   Input gain adjustment -18 dB to +24 dB, analog
Audio output
   Number/signal type 
      DSC HD-HD 4K A 1 HDMI embedded 
1 analog stereo, balanced/unbalanced
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A 1 HDMI embedded 
1 analog stereo, balanced/unbalanced
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A xi 2 HDMI embedded 
1 analog stereo, balanced/unbalanced
   Connectors 
      DSC HD-HD 4K A 1 female HDMI
(1) 5 pole captive screw
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A 1 female HDMI
(1) 5 pole captive screw
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A xi 2 female HDMI
(1) 5 pole captive screw
   Impedance 100 ohms balanced
   Gain error ±0.5 dB channel to channel
   Maximum level (Hi-Z) >+15 dBu, balanced
   Volume range -100 dB to 0 dB
Communication
   Serial control port 1 RS-232 on captive screw connector on back panel
      Baud rate and protocol 9600, 8 bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
      Pin configuration 1 = Tx, 2 = Rx, 3 = Gnd
   USB control port 1 female USB mini B on front panel
   Ethernet port 1 female RJ-45 on rear panel
      Ethernet data rate 10/100 base-T, half/full duplex with auto detect
      Ethernet protocol ARP, ICMP (ping), IP, TCP, DHCP, HTTP, Telnet
   Program control On-screen display (OSD) via front panel control
Extron Simple Instruction Set (SIS™) commands
Extron configuration program for Windows®
   Storage 512 MB user memory
General
   Power supply Internal
Input: 100-240 VAC, ~50-60 Hz
   Power consumption 
      DSC HD-HD 4K A 
         Full load ​32.2 watts
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A models 
         Full load 32.2 watts
         Power save mode 17.5 watts
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
   Cooling Fan, front to back
   Fan noise <26 dB(A) at 1 m
   Thermal dissipation 
      DSC HD-HD 4K A 
         Full load 108 BTU/hr
      DSC HD-HD 4K PLUS A models 
         Full load 108 BTU/hr
         Power save mode 57.4 BTU/hr
   Mounting 
      Rack mount Yes, with optional rack shelf
      Furniture mount Yes, with optional under-desk mounting kit
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 1.66" H x 8.68" W x 9.5" D (1U high, half-rack wide)
(4.2 cm H x 22.1 cm W x 24.1 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors.)
   Product weight 2.3 lbs (1.4 kg)
   Vibration ISTA/NSTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, c-UL, UL
      EMI/EMC CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
   Product warranty 3 years parts and labor
   Everlast power supply warranty 7 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.
(4293-D8)
Shipping Dimensions and Weights
    Part # Height Width Depth Weight
    60-1573-01 4.5" (11.4 cm) 14.25" (36.2 cm) 13.25" (33.7 cm) 3.72 lbs (1.69 kg)
    60-1573-02 4.5" (11.4 cm) 14.25" (36.2 cm) 13.25" (33.7 cm) 3.72 lbs (1.69 kg)

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