Anthem Statement D2v 3D and AVM 50v 3D Upgrade
Anthem just released a 3D upgrade to the Anthem Statement D2v and Anthem AVM 50v audio/video processors. The latest generation Statement D2v 3D and AVM 50v 3D continue to have 8 HDMI inputs and 2 parallel outputs, however HDMI Inputs 1 through 4 and HDMI Output 1 now support 3D pass-through mode, automatically switching to it upon sensing a 3D source. In pass-through mode the output refresh rate is also automatically matched to the source's frame refresh rate, useful for sources that output a mix between 24, 50 and 60 Hz.
There is a physical upgrade available for existing owners of the Anthem preamplifier/processors starting 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. Of course, the OSD does not apply in “through” mode, since video processing is bypassed.
The Statement D2v 3D and AVM 50v 3D are currently available for order. Retail for the Anthem Statement D2v 3D is approximately $9,499 and $6,499 for the Anthem AVM 50v 3D. The 3D upgrade kit is still being priced. For more information, please visit www.anthemAV.com.