Anthem has made a 3D upgrade to its Anthem Statement D2v and Anthem AVM 50v audio/video processors.
The Anthem Statement D2v has received a 3D upgrade.
The latest generation Statement D2v 3D and AVM 50v 3D have 8 HDMI inputs and 2 parallel outputs: HDMI Inputs 1 through 4 and HDMI Output 1 now support 3D pass-through mode, automatically switching to it upon sensing a 3D source.
When detecting the presence of 3D video, the new Anthem circuit boards go into pass-through mode as per a source menu option for video output configuration, passing the 3D HDMI signal from a 3D Blu-ray player to a 3D display at resolutions up to 1080p. For additional convenience, in pass-through mode the output refresh rate is now automatically matched to the source’s frame refresh rate, useful for sources that output a mix between 24, 50 and 60 Hz.
A physical upgrade for existing owners of the Anthem preamplifier/processors will also be available (shipping to start in August, 2012) via a new dealer-installed mezzanine board which replaces the two smaller video boards for HDMI Inputs One through Four and HDMI Output One. A software update, downloaded from the Anthem website, will also be part of the upgrade package. Complementing the 3D switching and automatic pass-through features, the upgrade equips both processors with video processor bypass for 2D, useful for reference quality video content that does not require cleanup or scaling. The on-screen status display information does not apply in “through” mode, since video processing is bypassed.
In developing the upgrades, Anthem subjected both AV processors to rigorous compliance testing in order to achieve HDMI certification, the company says. The processors are equipped with four additional HDMI inputs (for a total of eight) and one additional HDMI output (for a total of two). All inputs and outputs offer Deep-Color support (36-bit).
The Statement D2v 3D and AVM 50v 3D are currently available for order.