DVI-DUser
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Optic Cable
Converter / Scaler AV-PC to HDMI
DVI-3531a
Table of Contents
Section
Page
1.0 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
2.0 Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
3.0 Checking Package Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
4.0 Connecting the Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
5.0 Operating The Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
6.0 Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
7.0 Limited Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
8.0 Regulatory Compliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
1.0
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing this Converter / Scaler from DVIGear. This product
provides user-selection between three different input signal formats: DVI-D or
HDMI, analog VGA and analog Component Video. Each input format supports its
own stereo audio connection. The selected input signal is converted to a digital
HDMI signal with imbedded audio. This unit accepts a wide range of input signal
resolutions and support pixel clock rates up to 165 MHz. It also provides userselectable output resolutions up to 1080p and 1600x1200 (UXGA) using a high
performance internal scaling engine.
Our professional video conversion products have been serving the industry
for several years. DVIGear offers a full line of high quality Video Scalers, Scan
Converters, Analog-Digital Converters and DVI/HDMI Converters, as well as Signal
Switchers and Distribution Amplifiers.
1.1
Liability Statement
Every effort has been made to ensure that this product is free of errors. DVIGear
cannot be held liable for the use of this hardware or any direct or indirect
consequential damages arising from its use. It is the responsibility of the user
of the hardware to check that it is suitable for his/her requirements and that it
is installed correctly. All rights are reserved. No parts of this manual may be
reproduced or transmitted by any form or means electronic or mechanical,
including photocopying, recording or by any information storage or retrieval system
without the written consent of the publisher.
DVIGear reserves the right to revise any of its hardware and software following its
policy to modify and/or improve its products where necessary or desirable. This
statement does not affect the legal rights of the user in any way.
All third party trademarks and copyrights are recognised. The DVIGear logo is a
registered trademark of DVIGear, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their
respective holders.
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Features
The DVI-3531a Converter / Scaler has many unique and innovative features:
• Supports HDTV input and output signals with
resolutions up to 1080p
• Supports PC input and output signals with
resolutions up to 1920x1200 /60 Hz
• Supports both YPbPr and YCbCr Component Video
inputs
• Integrates analog audio into digital HDMI output
• 3:2 Pull-Down correction with
2:2 Pull-Down recovery
• 8-Bit Triple ADC/PLL
• 3-D Motion Adaptive de-Interlacing and Noise
Reduction
• Rugged, metallic enclosure
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• Intuitive On-Screen Display (OSD)
set-up menus
• Front Panel or IR Remote Control
2.0 SPECIFICATIONS
Input Connections
HDMI – digital HDTV video
1x 19-pin Female HDMI connector, DVI-D via adapter cable
PC – analog RGB Video
1x Female HD-15 (VGA) connector
Component – analog HDTV video
3x Female RCA connectors
Input Resolutions
Analog PC RGB
1920 x 1200 / 60 Hz (W-UXGA), pixel clock up to 165 MHz
Digital PC RGB
1920 x 1200 / 60 Hz (W-UXGA), pixel clock up to 165 MHz
Analog HDTV
1080p
Digital HDTV
1080p
Output Connection
HDMI – digital HDTV video
1x 19-pin Female HDMI connector
Output Resolutions
Digital PC RGB
User selectable up to 1920 x 1200 / 60 Hz (W-UXGA)
Digital HDTV
User selectable up to 1080p
Scaling Engine
Number of Scaling Engines
Two (2)
Phase Lock Loops Employed
8-bit triple ADC for superior precision
De-Interlacers
3D Motion Adaptive
Noise Reduction
3D Motion Adaptive
Pull-Down Correction
3:2 with 2:2 Recovery
HDMI Receiver
HDMI (v1.2a) and DVI + HDCP
Image Component Processing
Full Time / Full Range
Audio Inputs
Analog Stereo (line in)
2x RCA Connectors
PC Audio Stereo
3.5 mm Stereo Connector
Aux Audio Stereo
3.5 mm Stereo Connector
Mechanical
Size (H x W x D)
1.0” x 7.0” x 5.35” (25.5 x 179 x 136 mm)
Weight
15.8 oz. (448 g)
Warranty
3 Years Parts and Labor
Limited Warranty
Environmental
Operating Temperature
0 to 48°C (32 to 120°F)
Operating Humidity
10% to 85%, Non-Condensing
Storage Temperature
-10 to 70°C (14 to 158°F)
Storage Humidity
10% to 85% Non-Condensing
Power Requirements
External AC Power Adaptor
Input: 100-240VAC @50/60Hz Output: 5VDC @2A
Regulatory Approvals
Scaler/Converter Unit
FCC, CE, RoHS
Power Supply
UL, CE, CSA, RoHS
Model Numbers
DVI-3531a
Converter / Scaler AV-PC to HDMI
Accessories Included
1x External AC Power Adaptor, 1x User Manual, 1x IR Remote Control
1x HD-15 Male to HD-15 Male (VGA) Cable
1x 3-RCA Male to 3-RCA Male Cable
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3.0 CHECKING PACKAGE CONTENTS
Before attempting to use this unit, please check the packaging and make certain
the following items are contained in the shipping carton:
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DVI-3531a Converter / Scaler unit
External AC Power Supply
Infrared Remote Control
User Manual
3-RCA Male to 3-RCA Male cable
User Manual
Note: Please retain the original packing material should the need ever arise to return the
unit. If you find any items are missing, contact your reseller or DVIGear immediately. Please
have the Model Number, Serial Number and Invoice Number available for reference when
you call.
4.0 CONNECTING THE HARDWARE
Please study the following front panel and back panel drawings in order to become
familiar with connector locations and control functions:
Front Panel
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Component Video input (either YPbPr and YCbCr formats)
Stereo Audio input associated with the Component Video input
Infrared Sensor
Status LEDs – Indicates selected source type
Menu/Enter – press to access OSD Menus, acts as Enter key for menu selection
Multi-function Key – see note below
Power ON/OFF
Note: The “+” and “-” keys are multi-functional controls whose function varies depending if
OSD Menus are present or not. When the OSD Menus are present (activated by pressing
the Menu control button) the “+” and “-” keys allow navigation through the various menu
parameters.
When the Menus are not present, the “-” key will automatically adjust the picture centering,
color, etc. for the analog input signals (Component Video or PC). The “+” will sequentially
step through the different inputs of the Converter / Scaler.
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Rear Panel
5VDC
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Power Input - locking female connector for External AC Power Adaptor1
HDMI Output – female connector; connect to a compatible HDMI or DVI display
Aux Audio Input – 3.5 mm female stereo audio connector for the HDMI input
HDMI Input – female connector; connect to a compatible HDMI or DVI source
PC Audio In – 3.5 mm female stereo audio connector for the PC input
PC In – HD-15 pin VGA female connector; connect to a compatible PC Video
source
This Converter / Scaler uses advanced signal processing that will automatically
accept, identify, and scale (when required), a wide array of input formats and
resolutions. Since you can specify the output resolution of this Converter /
Scaler, it is advisable to know the optimum (native) resolution of your destination
display and set the unit’s output resolution accordingly. Please consult your
owner’s manual in order to determine your display’s native resolution.
Since the output signal format is HDMI (digital only), you must use a display or
other destination device that has a compatible HDMI or DVI input in order to
use this product. You can connect the output of this unit to an HDMI destination
device (e.g. HDTV display) using an HDMI cable, or to a DVI destination device
(e.g. PC display) using an HDMI to DVI cable.
Connect the appropriate cables to all inputs and output taking care to use the
highest quality cables. Please note that low quality cables can cause serious
image quality degradation, as well as limit the distance between the source and
destination devices and the Converter / Scaler. Cable selection is especially crucial
for HDMI/DVI cables due to the high bit-rates of the digital signals. For best results
use DVIGear’s Super High Resolution™ (SHR™) DVI and HDMI cables.
After the signals cables are connected, connect the External AC Power Adaptor
and power ON the unit.
Note 1: This product utilizes a special “Twist-Lock” DC power connector to prevent the power
cable from coming loose. Insert the connector into the socket just as you would with the other
power adaptors. Once inserted, gently twist the connector right or left 90 degrees to lock it
in place.
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5.0 OPERATING THE UNIT
The AV-PC to HDMI Converter / Scaler can be operated either from the front
panel controls or via the supplied IR Remote Control unit. Since IR is the
control method preferred by most users, please take a moment to familiarize
yourself with the location and function of the control buttons on the IR Remote
Control unit.
Select PC Input
POWER
INPUT
Toggle through
the Inputs
Power On/Off
HD
PC
HDMI/DVI
VGA
SVGA
XGA
SXGA
UXGA
1080i
480p
720p
1080p
Select YPbPr Input
Select Output
Resolution
Select HDMI / DVI Input
EXIT
MENU
Exit Menu
Select Menu (OSD)
Navigate Menus and
Adjust Parameters.
OK
Reset to Factory
Default Setting
AUTO
ADJUST
RESET
Select AutoAdjust Function
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5.1
Using the On Screen Display Menus
Regardless of whether you operate the scaler from the front panel or with the IR
Remote Control unit, it is important to become familiar with the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu structure in order to take full advantage of the capabilities this product
has to offer.
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5.1.1 Menu Navigation
Press the MENU/ENTER button to display the OSD menu. Once the menus are
displayed, the “+” and “-” keys are used to navigate through the menu. The “+”
will advance the curser forward (right) or down and the “-” will advance the curser
backwards (left) and up. Once the desired function has been chosen, press the
MENU/ENTER key to select the function. Once the function has been selected,
use the “+” and “-” key to increase or decrease the desired value, then press the
MENU/ENTER to save the adjustment. To exit the OSD menus use the “+” or “-”
key to scroll through the functions until the curser is on Exit and press the MENU/
ENTER key, or simply press the MENU/ENTER key repeatedly.
For remote control access, press the MENU key on the IR Remote Control unit
to display the OSD menus. Use the arrow keys to navigate through the OSD
menus. Once the function has been chosen, press the OK key to select it and
use the arrow keys to make the desired adjustment. Press the OK key to save the
adjustment. Press the EXIT key to escape from the OSD menus.
5.1.2 Menu Structure
The OSD Menu structure is as follows:
Main Menu
Video Menu
Color Menu
Output Menu
OSD Menu
Contrast
User
VGA
H-Position
Brightness
Normal
SVGA
V-Position
Hue
Warm
XGA
Time Out
Sat
Cool
SXGA
Background
Sharpness
UXGA
Exit
Picture Mode
WXGA
Scale
WSXGA
NR
WUXGA
H-Position1
480i
V-Position1
480p
Exit
576i
576p
PC Menu2
720p (50/60)
Contrast
1080i (50/60)
Brightness
1080p (50/60)
Clock
Native
Phase
H-Position1
V-Position1
Exit
Info Menu
Input
Output
Version
Note 1: H-Position and V-Position are only present when Component Video or PC modes
are selected.
Note 2: The PC menu is only active when the PC Input is selected as the source.
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The Video Menu or PC Menu appears when either of these modes are selected
as inputs. Please note the differences in the menu structure above.
The Color Menu allows selection of four (4) color temperature presets:
Warm
Picture has a slightly reddish appearance
Cool
Picture has a slightly bluish appearance
Normal
Picture has a calibrated color temperature
User
User-definable color temperature
The Output Menu allows you to specify the output resolution you want the
Converter / Scaler to produce. For example, if you are using an HDMI display
that can only accept a 1080i HDTV input signal, set the output resolution of the
Converter / Scaler to 1080i. Keep in mind that setting the resolution can cause
an apparent malfunction if you select a resolution that your display device cannot
accept. Therefore, be certain you know what resolutions your display device can
accept BEFORE making these menu selections.
The OSD Menu allows you to customize the way the On-Screen Display appears
when it has been accessed. You can change the default settings to suite your
personal preferences, or simply leave the factory default settings.
Lastly, the Info Menu contains technical information. If you have problems with the
scaler and require assistance, a technician may ask you to read information from
this menu as part of the troubleshooting process.
6.0 TROUBLESHOOTING
In the event that the AV-PC to HDMI Converter / Scaler does not appear to be
functioning properly, make certain that the source and all other devices connected
to the unit are functioning correctly by connecting each device source device
direct to a compatible display with a short cable. This will aid in the elimination of
a source being the issue. If the signal is present under these conditions, make
certain that power is present to the scaler. If it is, check the cables for damage.
The cable should be undamaged and short as possible and of premium quality as
discussed in Section 4.
As a final step before contacting technical support, using the IR Remote Control unit,
press the RESET key, which will return the unit to the default factory settings
After trying the above suggestions should the problem still persist, contact your
dealer for additional suggestions. Should the dealer’s technical personnel be
unable to assist you, please contact DVIGear via telephone at (888) 463-9927
(United States and Canada); international callers may dial (770) 421-6699, or use
e-mail at support@dvigear.com.
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7.0 LIMITED WARRANTY
LIMITED WARRANTY – With the exceptions noted in the next paragraph,
DVIGear, Inc. warrants the original purchaser that the equipment it
manufactures or sells will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for
a period of three years from the date of purchase. Should this product, in
DVIGear’s opinion, prove defective within this warranty period, DVIGear, at its
option, will repair or replace this product without charge. Any defective parts
replaced become the property of DVIGear. This warranty does not apply to
those products which have been damaged due to accident, unauthorized
alterations, improper repair, modifications, inadequate maintenance and care, or
use in any manner for which the product was not originally intended.
If repairs are necessary under this warranty policy, the original purchaser must
obtain a Return Authorization Number from DVIGear and return the product
freight prepaid to a location designated by DVIGear. After repairs are complete,
the product will be returned, freight prepaid.
LIMITATIONS - All products sold are “as is” and the above Limited Warranty is in
lieu of all other warranties for this product, expressed or implied, and is strictly
limited to three years from the date of purchase. DVIGear assumes no liability
to distributors, resellers or end-users or any third parties for any loss of use,
revenue or profit.
DVIGear makes no other representation of warranty as to fitness for the purpose
or merchantability or otherwise in respect of any of the products sold. The liability
of DVIGear with respect to any defective products will be limited to the repair
or replacement of such products. In no event shall DVIGear be responsible or
liable for any damage arising from the use of such defective products whether
such damages be direct, indirect, consequential or otherwise, and whether such
damages are incurred by the reseller, end-user or any third party.
9.0
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
This AV-PC to HDMI Converter / Scaler has been tested for compliance with
appropriate FCC and CE rules and regulations and is RoHS compliant.
The External AC Power Adaptor has been tested for compliance with UL, CE,
CEC and CSA rules and regulations and is also RoHS compliant.
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Your Digital Connectivity Experts
Toll Free 888.463.9927
Phone 770.421.6699
Toll Free 888.463.9927
Fax
770.234.4207
Phone
919.969.6681
Fax
919.869.1310
DVI-3531-UG-01 / Nov.2008
DVIGear, Inc.
1059 Triad Court, Suite 8
400 Meadowmont Village Circle
Marietta, Georgia 30062-2258
Suite 425
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
www.dvigear.com
www.dvigear.com