Gefen — www.gefen.com — has announced a new product that may make it easier for some users to coordinate the video signals from various sources. The new HD Mate Scaler has two sets of component inputs and a DVI-I input that handles digital and analog signals. It then can identify the resolution of the incoming signals and reformat them to match the native resolution of your HDTV. This means that it will scale the resolution up or down as needed. And the three high definition inputs can solve the problem of too few connections on your display.
I haven’t tested this product, so I don’t know how well it works. But the $349 list price sounds reasonable to solve scaling and connectivity problems, so you may want to check it out .