The video section features a 12 x 2 video matrix switcher. There are 8 HDMI inputs, with HDMI outputs for multiple zones with separately adjustable resolution levels, etc., for each.
The user interface is very simple, with a large front panel-mounted display screen surrounded by ten context-sensitive “soft keys” whose functions change depending on the control application at hand. Interestingly, there is a four-microphone room EQ system supported by six (!) SHARC processors, so that, as HPAV marketing manager Jim Garrett put it, “there’s no shortage of processing power.”
The MP 20’s digital audio circuitry offers native resolution of 24-bit/192 kHz throughout. Pricing for the unit has not yet been finalized, but the target is “around $17,000,” with release slated for Q2 of 2012.