The video scaler is a popular accessory for custom SMD screen. The scaler is essential for many situations, even though it’s not necessary for users with very basic needs.

There are many questions about the use of the scaler. Is it necessary? Why? What functions does it serve? Do we need to pay more for this accessory?

SMD Screen Display’s priority is to ensure that everyone who uses our custom screens understands the various elements. is a complete technical glossary that we have previously published. This article will explain in a few words the role of the video scaler.

What’s the Custom Screen Video Scaler?

Video scalers are accessories that convert input video signals to the correct resolution for reproduction on the screen.

A custom SMD screen by itself is incapable of playing video or any other resource that has not been modified according to its specifications. Examples include DTT signal, computers and game consoles.

This is where the video scaler steps in. It takes these signals and transforms them into a format that the SMD screen can easily reproduce.

Without a scaler, we would get a video with wrong proportions if we tried to force playback of one of these sources. The screen would be blacked out or have color distortions.

Additional Video Scaler Features:

The video scaler’s main purpose is not the only one. Many custom display users make use of the scaler to maximize its other features.

These functions include the ability to use multiple video inputs and manage them in a very easy way, the function to divide the screen into zones, live color chroma functions and calibration, and the configuration of advanced parameters that are not otherwise accessible.

Scenarios using the Video Scaler:

When is a video-scaler needed? The scaler is an essential partner for a SMD display in many common situations.

Video scalers are required by customers who have large-format displays. We have worked with both the Hotel Magic as well as the Hotel & Resort Robin Hood to include video scalers to their screens in order to reproduce live sports matches. The scaler is all that they need to connect to the DTT signal.

The world of events is dependent on the accessory. The screen operator must be able to control both the content and equipment during an event. This is possible because the climber is present. The absence of a scaler would restrict the possibility of transmitting a video signal as required.

It’s your turn:

A video scaler may not be necessary if the future use of your custom screen is not in any of these situations. It all depends on the purpose of your advertisement screen and how much control you want to have over the video signals used.

Our team is always available to help you with your screen. Send us an inquiry or request a free quote.