GET YOUR TWEAK ON A first-ever for the high-end company, McIntosh's VP1000 video processor (top) has the goods to deliver two separate 1080p signals via HDMI. Control freaks will delight at the multitude of adjustments: Each input can store different picture settings for both output zones. And that's a lot of inputs: four HDMI and six each of component-, composite-, and S-video.
SOUND CONNECTION A dedicated control cable hooks directly into the AP1000 audio processor, making all your audio and video switching simultaneous. The back panel on this ginormous component is just sick with connectors, including balanced XLR outputs for all channels as well as Ethernet and USB ports.
Prices: VP1000, $9,000; AP1000, $10,000
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