Four Input Video and RGB Scaler with DVI Output
Key Features
  • RGB, HDTV, and video scaling
  • RGB upscaling and downscaling
  • Selectable output rates from 640x480 to 1920x1200, including HDTV 1080p/60
  • Simultaneous DVI and analog RGB or HD component video outputs
  • EDID Minder® automatically manages EDID communication between connected devices
  • Auto Input Format Detection
The Extron DVS 304 DVI
Model Version Description Part #
DVS 304 DVI D With SDI Input 60-1027-03
DVS 304 DVI Standard Version 60-1027-01 Retired
DVS 304 DVI A With Audio Switching 60-1027-02 Retired
DVS 304 DVI AD With SDI Input and Audio Switching 60-1027-04 Retired

The Extron DVS 304 DVI is a Video and RGB Scaler incorporating advanced scaling technology from Extron as well as a host of flexible, convenient, integrator-friendly features. This high performance scaler is designed to satisfy the requirements of today's high quality, high resolution video presentations using the latest displays, and at the same time facilitate the process of system integration. The DVS 304 DVI offers high performance video processing with selectable output rates up to 1920x1200 and HDTV 1080p/60, as well as simultaneous DVI and analog RGB or component video outputs. It is ideal for a wide range of AV environments including boardrooms, conference rooms, educational institutions, houses of worship, and event and staging applications.

High Performance RGB and Video Scaling

The DVS 304 DVI features a high performance scaling engine with the capability to scale standard definition video, high definition video, and computer-video signals up and/or down in resolution. With the DVS 304 DVI, only a single RGBHV connection to the display is required, resulting in cost savings due to reduced installation time, cabling, and system programming. The DVS 304 DVI also delivers glitch-free switching between video and computer-video sources. Offering the capability to process both conventional video and high resolution multimedia sources, the DVS 304 DVI creates a single, optimally scaled output to match the native resolution of the display.

Variety of Input Formats

The four inputs of the DVS 304 DVI accommodate composite video, S-video, component video, and RGB. SDI Serial Digital Interface input is available as an option. The fourth input is flexible and universal to accept any available analog video format from composite video to RGBHV. Additionally, with the exclusive Auto Input Format Detection mode, the DVS 304 DVI automatically detects and then processes the incoming signal format to this input. This powerful feature is particularly effective in simplifying system integration and operation when using a matrix switcher with the DVS 304 DVI.

EDID Minder

The DVS 304 DVI features EDID Minder® which enables automatic and continuous management of the EDID information between the computer-video input source and the display. By maintaining continuous EDID communication, EDID Minder ensures that the source powers up properly and reliably outputs content to the display.

Multiple Control Options

The DVS 304 DVI can be operated via the front panel, RS-232, optional IR remote control, contact closure, and over a network. Ethernet control enables remote operation and configuration, monitoring of critical functions, and management of any equipped product throughout a facility from any Ethernet connection. With the DVS 304 DVI, Ethernet control also allows for direct communication with Extron Ethernet-enabled matrix switchers for quick interoperation and powerful system integration.

Digital and Analog Scaled Outputs

The DVS 304 DVI offers simultaneous digital and analog scaled outputs through the DVI-I port. Simultaneous analog scaled output is also available on BNC connectors. Selectable output rates are available from VGA (640x480) to WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution, as well as HDTV at 720p, 1080i, and 1080p/60.

Audio Models Available

The DVS 304 DVI A and DVS 304 DVI AD offer four input audio switching for stereo unbalanced or balanced sources. Independent gain and attenuation controls are available for each input, and all audio connections are on captive screw connectors for ease of integration. The output volume control eliminates the need for a separate audio preamplifier in many AV systems.

Integrator Friendly Features

The DVS 304 DVI is equipped with a comprehensive feature set for integrator friendly access and configuration, as well as user friendly operation. An on-screen display facilitates display of information pertaining to the selected input and adjustment of picture settings, including positioning, size, zoom, brightness, contrast, color, tint, and detail. Internal test patterns are available for calibration and setup. Configurations can be conveniently saved and recalled from up to three memory presets per input. To enhance presentations, a special PIP - picture-in-picture mode allows video and RGB sources to be combined within the same image.


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DVS 304 DVI Series
Video input
   Number/signal type 1 RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RGBcvS, component video (YUVi or YUVp/HDTV), S-video, composite video; pass-through is available for RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB signal types
1 composite video, S-video, component video (YUVi or YUVp/HDTV)
1 SDI (optional, DVS 304 DVI D and DVS 304 DVI AD only)
1 composite video
   Connectors 1 female 15-pin HD: RGBHV, RGBS, RGBcvS, component video, S-video, composite video
3 female BNC: component video, S-video, composite video
1 female BNC: SDI (optional, DVS 304 DVI D and DVS 304 DVI AD only)
1 female 4-pin mini DIN: S-video
1 female BNC: 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 15 kHz to 100 kHz
   Vertical frequency 50 Hz to 120 Hz
   Resolution range 640x480 to 1920x1200, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
   Return loss <-30 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset (max. allowable) 1.3 V
Video processing
   Decoder 9 bit digital
   Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color; 13.5 MHz standard (video) 194 MHz standard (RGB)
   Colors 16.78 million
Video output
   Number/signal type 2 scaled or pass-through RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB or scaled component video (Y, R-Y, B-Y)
1 scaled DVI-I (DVI 1.0, HDMI 1.2)
   Connectors 5 female BNC
1 female DVI-I
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of component video and for G of RGsB
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of component video
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.0 V to 1.0 Vp-p
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Scaled resolution 640x4801,2,3,4,5,6, 800x6001,2,3,4,5,6, 852x4801,2, 1024x7681,2,3,4, 1024x8521,2,3,4, 1024x10241,2,3,1280x7681,2,3,4, 1280x8001,2, 1280x10241,2,3, 1360x7651,2,3, 1365x7681,2,3, 1365x10241,2, 1366x7681,2,3,1400x10501,2, 1440x9002,3, 1600x12001,2, 1680x10502,
HDTV 480p2,7, 576p1,5, 720p1,2,7, 1080i1,2,7, 1080p1,2,3,7, 1080p Sharp2, 1080p CVT2, and 1920x12002
1 = at 50 Hz, 2 = at 60 Hz, 3 = at 72 Hz (75 Hz for 1440x900, 24 Hz for 1080p), 4 = at 96 Hz, 5 = 100 Hz, 6 = 120 Hz, 7 = 59.94 Hz
   Input type (RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB) pass-through, RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RGBcvS, bi-level or tri-level component video
   Output type RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, and component video tri-level
   Standards NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
Optional SDI input: SMPTE 259M-C
   Input level 2.75 V to 5.0 Vp-p for RGBHV or RGBS
0.6 Vp-p for component video tri-level sync
0.3 Vp-p for component video bi-level sync or RGsB
   Output level TTL: 5.0 Vp-p, unterminated
   Input impedance 510 ohms
   Output impedance 90 ohms
   Max. input voltage 5 Vp-p
   Max. propagation delay 45 ns
   Polarity Positive or negative (selectable)
Audio — DVS 304 DVI A, DVS 304 DVI AD
   Gain Unbalanced output: 0 dB; balanced output: +6 dB
   Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.6 dB
   THD + Noise 0.03% @ 1 kHz at nominal level, 0 dB gain
   S/N >90 dB at maximum output (unweighted)
   Crosstalk <-103 dB @ 1 kHz, fully loaded; <-88 dB, wideband (20 Hz to 20 kHz), fully loaded
   Stereo channel separation >80 dB @ 1 kHz
   CMRR >55 dB @ 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Audio input — DVS 304 DVI A, DVS 304 DVI AD
   Number/signal type 4 stereo, balanced/unbalanced
   Connectors (4) 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 5 pole
   Impedance >18k ohms unbalanced/balanced, DC coupled
   Nominal level +4 dBu (1.23 Vrms), -10 dBV (316 mVrms)
   Maximum level +18 dBu, (balanced or unbalanced) at 1%THD+N
   Input gain adjustment –15 dB to +9 dB, adjustable per input
    NOTE     0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms, 0 dBV = 1 Vrms, 0 dBV ≈ 2 dBu
Audio output — DVS 304 DVI A, DVS 304 DVI AD
   Number/signal type 1 stereo, balanced/unbalanced
   Connectors (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5 pole
   Impedance 50 ohms unbalanced, 100 ohms balanced
   Gain error ±0.1 dB channel to channel
   Maximum level (Hi-Z) >+21 dBu, balanced or unbalanced at 1% THD+N
   Maximum level (600 ohm) >+15 dBm, balanced or unbalanced at 1% THD+N
   Output volume range 0 to 100 (-52 dB to 0 dB) in 0.5 dB increments from steps 25 to 100, 1 dB increment from step 0 to 24
Control/remote — decoder/scaler
   Serial control port RS-232, 1 female 9-pin 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 = n/a
   Ethernet control port 1 female RJ-45 connector
   Ethernet data rate 10/100Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
   Ethernet protocol ARP, ICMP (ping), IP, TCP, UDP, DHCP, HTTP, SMTP, Telnet
   Contact closure 1 female 9-pin D connector (same as RS-232 connector)
   Contact closure pin configurations See pins 1, 4, 5, 6, and 7 above
   IR controller module Extron IR 902 (optional)
   Program control Extron control/configuration program for Windows®
Extron Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
Microsoft® Internet Explorer®, Telnet
   Power 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 30 watts, internal
   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
      DVS 304 DVI, DVS 304 DVI D Convection, vents on sides and top
      DVS 304 DVI A, DVS 304 DVI AD Convection, vents on sides
      Rack mount 
         DVS 304 DVI, DVS 304 DVI D Yes, with optional rack shelf kit
         DVS 304 DVI A, DVS 304 DVI AD Yes, with included brackets
      Furniture mount 
         DVS 304 DVI, DVS 304 DVI D Yes, with optional under-desk or through-desk mounting kit
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 
      DVS 304 DVI, DVS 304 DVI D 1.75" H x 8.75" W x 10.5" D (1U high, half rack wide)
(4.4 cm H x 22.2 cm W x 26.7 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors and knobs.)
      DVS 304 DVI A, DVS 304 DVI AD 1.75" H x 17.5" W x 10.5" D (1U high, full rack wide)
(4.4 cm H x 44.4 cm W x 26.7 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors and knobs. Width excludes rack ears.)
   Product weight 
      DVS 304 DVI, DVS 304 DVI D 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
      DVS 304 DVI A 6.5 lbs (2.9 kg)
      DVS 304 DVI AD 6.8 lbs (3.1 kg)
   Shipping weight 
      DVS 304 DVI, DVS 304 DVI D 6 lbs (3 kg)
      DVS 304 DVI A, DVS 304 DVI AD 11 lbs (5 kg)
   DIM weight 
      DVS 304 DVI A, DVS 304 DVI AD 12 lbs (6 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 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.
Shipping Dimensions and Weights
    Part # Height Width Depth Weight
    60-1027-03 4.0" (10.2 cm) 14.0" (35.6 cm) 13.0" (33.0 cm) 4.73 lbs (2.15 kg)


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