At first glance, the Gefen Home Theater Scaler looks like just another cheap Mac mini knock-off
, but it's so much more than that. Assuming that it works as advertised, the HTS will upconvert your standard-definition video to high-definition, all the way up to 1080p
. That means you won't have to buy a new upscaling DVD player
to use with your hot HDTV. Furthermore, it also works as a video switcher between a pair of component sources and two HDMI sources, which is pretty sweet as well. The Scaler will set you back four Benjamins and is available now from the company's website.