DVS 204 Retired

Four Input Video Scaler
Key Features
  • Scales composite video, S-video, component video, and optional SDI with RGBHV pass-through
  • 59 output rates from 640x480 to 1400x1050, including HDTV 1080p/60
  • Patented 3:2 and 2:2 pulldown detection
  • Aspect ratio conversion
The Extron DVS 204
Model Version Description Part #
 DVS 204 Standard Version 60-442-01 Retired
 DVS 204 D With SDI Input 60-442-02 Retired
 DVS 204 12V With 12V Power 60-442-11 Retired
 DVS 204 D 12V With SDI Input and 12V Power 60-442-12 Retired

This product has been retired.


  • High performance digital video scaler
  • Inputs: Composite on BNC; composite, S-video, or component video on BNCs; S-video on 4-pin mini DIN; optional SDI configurable on any of the inputs
  • RGB pass-through input: one 15-pin HD
  • Outputs: RGB or component video on 15-pin HD or BNCs
  • Scales composite video, S-video, component video, and optional SDI with RGBHV pass-through
  • 59 output rates from 640x480 to 1400x1050, including HDTV 1080p/60 — The DVS 204 provides 59 user-selectable computer-video output rates, up to 1400x1050 and including HDTV 720p, 1080i, and 1080p/60.
  • Dual RGB or component video outputs — Two simultaneous outputs are provided for driving two display devices.
  • Patented 3:2 and 2:2 pulldown detection — Advanced film mode processing techniques which help maximize image detail and sharpness for NTSC or PAL sources that originated from film.
  • Quad standard video decoding — The DVS 204 uses a digital, four-line adaptive comb filter to decode NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, and SECAM for integration in systems worldwide.
  • DMI™ - Dynamic Motion Interpolation — DMI technology is an advanced motion detection and compensation method used to deliver the best aspects of still and motion video.
  • True Rate™ video processing — Recovers the natural motion dynamics of material that originated from film.
  • AFL™ - Accu-RATE Frame Lock — A patented technology exclusive to Extron that solves frame rate conversion issues experienced by video scalers.
  • Aspect ratio conversion — Ability to horizontally and vertically size any video input to meet a specific aspect ratio. Three memory presets for aspect ratio are available for each input by pushing each input button repeatedly.
  • Variable top and bottom vertical blanking — Eliminates edge noise caused by tapehead switching and captioning.
  • Color, tint, contrast, brightness, sizing, and centering controls
  • Front panel security lockout — This feature locks out all front panel functions except for input selection; all functions however, are available through RS-232 control.
  • RS-232 control port — Using serial commands, the DVS 204 can be controlled and configured via the Extron Windows®-based control program, or integrated into third-party control systems. Extron products use the SIS™ - Simple Instruction Set command protocol, a set of basic ASCII code commands that allow for quick and easy programming.
  • Rack-mountable 1U, half rack width metal enclosure
  • Internal international power supply - DVS 204 and DVS 204 D — The 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz, autoswitchable internal power supply provides worldwide power compatibility.
  • External 12VDC, 3A power supply included - DVS 204 12V and DVS 204 D 12V
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DVS 204 Series Digital Video Scalers
Video input
Number/signal type 1 (RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB) pass-through, RGBS, RGBcvS
1 composite video, S-video, component video (Y, R-Y, B-Y)
1 S-video, 1 SDI (optional, DVS 204D only)
1 composite video
(1) 15-pin HD female................. RGB pass-through, RGBS, RGBcvS
3 BNC female........................... component video, S-video, composite video
1 BNC female........................... SDI (DVS 204D, DVS 204D 12 V only)
(1) 4-pin mini DIN female...... S-video
1 BNC female........................... composite video
Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of component video and S-video, and for composite video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of component video
0.3 Vp-p for C of S-video
Minimum/maximum levels Analog: 0.0 V to 1.0 Vp-p with no offset
Impedance 75 ohms
Horizontal frequency NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
Vertical frequency NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
Resolution range NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
Return loss <-25 dB @ 5 MHz
DC offset (max. allowable) 1.5 V
Video processing
Decoder 9 bit digital
Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color; 13.5 MHz standard
Colors 16.78 million
Video output
Number/signal type 1 scaled or pass-through RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB;
or scaled component video (Y, R-Y, B-Y)
Connectors 6 female BNC
1 female 15-pin HD
Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of component video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of component video
Minimum/maximum levels 0.0 V to 0.7 Vp-p
Impedance 75 ohms
Scaled resolutions 640x4801,3,4,5,6, 800x6001,3,4,5,6, 848x4801,3,4,5,6, 852x4801,3,4,5,6, 1024x7681,3,4,5,6, 1280x7682,5,6, 1280x10241,3,4,5,6, 1360x7651,3,4,5,6, 1365x10241,3,4,5,6, 1400x10501,3,4,5,6, HDTV 480p3,5, 576p1,5, 720p3,5, 1080p3,5, and 1080i1,3,5
1 = at 50 Hz 2 = at 56 Hz 3 = at 60 Hz 4 = at 75 Hz
= locked to the current input's vertical refresh rate (Accu-RATE Frame Lock)
= True Rate
Input type (RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB) pass-through, RGBS, RGBcvS
Output type RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB
Standards NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
Input level 0 V to 1.0 Vp-p
Output level TTL: 5.0 Vp-p, unterminated
Input impedance 75 ohms
Output impedance 75 ohms
Max input voltage 5 Vp-p
Max. propagation delay 20 ns
Polarity Positive or negative (switch-selectable)
Control/remote — decoder/scaler
Serial control port RS-232, 9-pin female D connector
Baud rate and protocol 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
Serial control pin configurations 1 = input 1 select
2 = TX
3 = RX
4 = input 2 select
5 = GND
6 = input 3 select
7 = input 4 select
8 = n/a
9 = hardwired IR
Contact closure 9-pin female D connector (same as RS-232 connector)
Contact closure pin configurations See pins 1, 4, 6, and 7 above.
IR controller module Extron IR 901 (optional)
Program control Extron's control/configuration program for Windows®
Extron's Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
DVS 204, DVS 204D 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 30 watts, internal, autoswitchable
DVS 204/204D 12VDC
External power supply 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 36 watts, external, autoswitchable; to 12 VDC,
3 A, regulated
Power input requirements
12 VDC, 2 A.
All models Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
DVS 204, DVS 204D Operating: +32 to +113 °F (0 to +45 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
DVS 204/204D 12VDC Operating: +32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Rack mount Yes, with optional rack shelf, part #60-190-01
Enclosure type Metal
Enclosure dimensions 1.75" H x 8.75" W x 9.5" D (1U high, half rack wide)
4.4 cm H x 22.2 cm W x 24.1 cm D
(Depth excludes connectors and knobs. Width excludes rack ears.)
Product weight 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
Shipping weight 6 lbs (3 kg)
Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
Listings UL, CUL
Compliances CE, FCC Class A, VCCI, AS/NZS, ICES
MTBF 30,000 hours
Warranty 3 years parts and labor
NOTE All nominal levels are at ±10%.
NOTE Specifications are subject to change without notice.


DVS 204 System Diagram

Panel Drawing

DVS 204 Panel Drawing