Roland Launches New V-800HD Multimedia Switcher


Roland Systems Group U.S. – Product: V-800HD.

After singing the praises of two other mid-level switchers, Roland launched their new competitor.  One big plus on this one are it’s signal handling capabilities.  It can handle 3G 4:4:4 signals, and it has a scan convertor on each input.  That means you can feed it computer signals, composite 4×3, an HDMI from a Blu-Ray, whatever….and it will make it fit into its output.  The Roland units in general are less about software and more about hardware, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  Software sometimes crashes, and there nothing quite like having a fader bar and blinky lights 🙂