NBC Universal installs 1000 HD/SD converters

The network has installed more than 1000 XVP-811i up-, down- and crossconverters at its Rockefeller Center headquarters.
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NBC Universal has acquired more than 1000 XVP-811i HD/SD converters for use on various shows, including the “The Today Show.”

NBC Universal has installed more than 1000 Miranda Technologies XVP-811i up-, down- and crossconverters to handle HD/SD signal processing for its control rooms, production facilities, routing infrastructures and the transmission area at NBC Rockefeller Center in New York City.

The XVPs are used for more than 150 television channels in the NBC Network, and the first programs benefiting from the interfaces were '”Saturday Night Live”' and “Late Night with Conan O'Brien.” More recently, the Miranda converters have been used for NBC's most complex live program, the “The Today Show,” currently airing seven days per week.

Many of the features of Miranda's XVP-811i were developed around NBC's HD transition strategy, which has been based on building an HD-only facility that can connect to an existing SD routing infrastructure, and thereby avoid the complexity and expense that NBC previously experienced with building HD/SD hybrid facilities.

For more information, visit www.miranda.com .