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Purchase a Radiance Pro and get our advanced auto-calibration package for only $280. A savings of over $500! Includes ChromaPure Standard, Advanced Auto-Calibrate, and a Display 3 PRO meter. Available for a limited time only. We ship worldwide.
 

OPEN BOX SPECIALS

All come with full manufacturer warranty and support. Open box units are new units that were used by the manufacturer for tests or demos. They simply can't be sold as new. All have been fully tested and are cosmetically perfect.



OPEN BOX SPECIAL:
Radiance 2020 Video Processor

4x1080p HDMI inputs
2x1080p HDMI outputs
 
Regular price: $2249 USD
Our price: $1999 USD
Open box price: $1599 USD

FREE US/CANADA SHIPPING


 


OPEN BOX SPECIAL:
Radiance 2143 Video Processor

8x1080p HDMI inputs
1x1080p HDMI output
1x4K60 UltraHD output
  

Regular price: $3995 USD
Our price: $3499 USD
Open box price: $2595 USD

FREE US/CANADA SHIPPING


 


OPEN BOX SPECIAL:
Radiance 2144 Video Processor

8x1080p HDMI inputs
1x1080p HDMI output
1x4K60 UltraHD output
analog audio/video inputs
  

Regular price: $4495 USD
Our price: $3999 USD
Open box price: $2995 USD

FREE US/CANADA SHIPPING


 

NEW UNITS



Radiance 2020 Video Processor

4x1080p HDMI inputs
2x1080p HDMI outputs
 
Regular price: $2249 USD
Our price: $1999 USD

FREE US/CANADA SHIPPING


 


Radiance 2123 Video Processor

8x1080p HDMI inputs
2x1080p HDMI outputs
 
Regular price: $3095 USD
Our price: $2699 USD

FREE US/CANADA SHIPPING


 


Radiance 2124 Video Processor

8x1080p HDMI inputs
2x1080p HDMI outputs
analog audio/video inputs
 
Regular price: $3595 USD
Our price: $3199 USD

FREE US/CANADA SHIPPING


 


Radiance 2143 Video Processor

8x1080p HDMI inputs
1x1080p HDMI output
1x4K60 UltraHD output
 
Regular price: $3995 USD
Our price: $3499 USD

FREE US/CANADA SHIPPING


 


Radiance 2144 Video Processor

8x1080p HDMI inputs
1x1080p HDMI output
1x4K60 UltraHD output
analog audio/video inputs
Regular price: $4495 USD
Our price: $3999 USD

FREE US/CANADA SHIPPING


 


Radiance Pro 4240 Video Processor

2x4K60 UltraHD HDMI inputs inputs
2x4K60 UltraHD HDMI outputs
 
Regular price: $4995 USD
Our price: $4499 USD

FREE US/CANADA SHIPPING


 


Radiance Pro 4242 Video Processor

4x4K60 UltraHD HDMI inputs inputs
2x4K60 UltraHD HDMI outputs
 
Regular price: $5295 USD
Our price: $4699 USD

FREE US/CANADA SHIPPING


 


Radiance Pro 4440 Video Processor

2x4K60 UltraHD HDMI inputs inputs
4x4K60 UltraHD HDMI outputs
 
Regular price: $6245 USD
Our price: $5599 USD

FREE US/CANADA SHIPPING


 


Radiance Pro 4442 Video Processor

4x4K60 UltraHD HDMI inputs
4x4K60 UltraHD HDMI outputs
 
Regular price: $6495 USD
Our price: $5849 USD

FREE US/CANADA SHIPPING


 


Radiance Pro 4444 Video Processor

6x4K60 UltraHD HDMI inputs
4x4K60 UltraHD HDMI outputs
 
Regular price: $6745 USD
Our price: $6099 USD

FREE US/CANADA SHIPPING


 


Radiance Pro 4446 Video Processor

8x4K60 UltraHD HDMI inputs
4x4K60 UltraHD HDMI outputs
 
Regular price: $6995 USD
Our price: $6299 USD

FREE US/CANADA SHIPPING


 

UPGRADES / ADD-ONS:

Rack mount ears (1U height)
Radiance 424X, 21X3, XS, etc.
  
Our price: $50 USD

INCLUDES US SHIPPING

 
Rack mount ears (2U height)
Radiance 444X, 21X4, XD, XE, etc.
  
Our price: $50 USD

INCLUDES US SHIPPING

 
Add two 12V trigger outputs

Must be purchased at the same time as a Radiance. Radiance 21xx and Radiance Pro 444x only.
  
Our price: $300 USD

 
Radiance Pro: Upgrade one 9 Ghz INPUT card to 18 Ghz (2 inputs)

Must be purchased at the same time as a Radiance Pro. Contact us for after market upgrade prices and installation instructions.
18 GHz allows you to set Samsung UHD sources to output HDR at 10-bit at 4k24 since they did not support 4:2:2 at 9 GHz. Also allows support for 4k60, 8-bit, 4:4:4. (Normal 9 Ghz inputs support 4k60, 8-bit, 4:2:0).
  
Regular price: $250 USD
Our price: $225 USD

 
Radiance Pro: Upgrade one 9 Ghz OUTPUT card to 18 Ghz

Must be purchased at the same time as a Radiance Pro. Contact us for after market upgrade prices and installation instructions. Two outputs are affected: One is upgrade to 18Ghz audio/video while the second remains audio only.
  
Regular price: $250 USD
Our price: $225 USD

 


EyeOne Display 3 PRO + ChromaPure Standard + Advanced Auto-Calibrate

Includes free Calibration Disc, Tripod Extension, and 10 foot USB extender cable

Must be purchased at the same time as a Radiance Pro.
  
Regular price: $798 USD
Special price when purchased with a Radiance Pro: $280 USD


 


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The Radiance with HDMI 1.x and HDMI 2.0 actually processes the 3D, and does not just pass through 3D like other scalers such as the DVDO Duo. The Radiance can scale, crop and calibrate your 3D sources (Blu-ray, PS4, etc). All included in one price.
 

The Radiance regarded as the world's best video processor/scaler, with a powerful Colour Management System and image enhancement technology.

The following models are available:

  • Radiance 2020
  • Radiance 2123
  • Radiance 2124
  • Radiance 2143
  • Radiance 2144
  • Radiance Pro 4240
  • Radiance Pro 4242
  • Radiance Pro 4440
  • Radiance Pro 4442
  • Radiance Pro 4444
  • Radiance Pro 4446
  • Radiance Pro 4449 (discontinued)

For complete details on the differences, see our feature comparison table below.

 

What makes the Radiance the best video processor?

The Radiance is first and foremost a full-featured video processor designed from the ground up as a user-friendly addition to a quality home theater installation. It offers the following:

  • Up to 4K UltraHD (2160p at 60Hz) video processing and proprietary Lumagen No-Ring™ scaling
  • HDMI 1.x and HDMI 2.0 support with HDCP 1.x or HDCP 2.2, at up to 4k60 (some models only)
  • Modular I/O allows upgrading to new HDMI technology as it becomes available (some models only)
  • Darbee Visual Presence™ (DVP) technology
  • 3D processing and output (not just pass-through), including splitting off audio for a 3D source to a 2D receiver
  • World-class scaling and deinterlacing for standard and high definition sources
  • Noise reduction
  • Detail enhancement
  • Aspect ratio control
  • Blanking / sizing / position adjustment
  • Selectable output format, including up to 4K UltraHD
  • Per input resolution controls (allowing different settings per source device)
  • Remote control with on-screen display
  • Signal generator with test patterns (including 4K test patterns for 4K models)
  • Reference level color calibration with up to 4913 point (17x17x17) linear-Gamma CMS
  • 21-point parametric grayscale
  • Outputs are independently programmable for video, audio, or both (some models only)
  • Anamorphic screen support for up to 4k sources with and without an anamorphic lens
  • Picture-In-Picture (PiP) and Picture-Outside-Picture (PoP) with 4k sources (some models only)
  • Up to 6 switched (unprocessed) HDMI outputs
  • Up to seven independent zones (processed outputs are one zone, plus up to six switched zones)
  • Optional dual 12V trigger outputs (some models only)
  • High reliability external power supply rated at 34 years MTBF by manufacturer
  • And more ...

For complete details on which models support which features, see our feature comparison table below.

With all of these features, the Radiance  provides much of what you get from a high-end home theater receiver without the amplification digital sound decoding. However, what makes the Radiance truly special is the full set of video calibration controls it also offers.

The Radiance is the best way, and in some cases the only way, to achieve an optimal theater setup.

 

Radiance Overview

Boasting multiple video and audio input options, the Radiance functions as an extensive central switching hub, providing home theater system video quality that will satisfy the most demanding enthusiast.

The HDMI inputs accept resolutions of up to 4K UltraHD (2160p at 60 Hz). Component inputs accept resolutions of up to 1080p at 60Hz.  Audio input can accompany the video on one of the HDMI inputs, or use analog stereo pairs, coax or optical audio inputs. Component inputs can be combined with a composite to support SCART RGBcvS video sources.

The HDMI outputs can be a copy of the first output, or they can be used as an audio only output to send audio to receivers that do not support 1080p60 or 4K UltraHD for their HDMI inputs. Audio output is supported on the HDMI connections plus COAX audio outputs.

Radiance models include integrated Darbee DVP™ image enhancement technology.

All Radiance models include setup and calibration features include multi-point linear-Gamma RGB color palette CMS (up to 4913 points), 21-point parametric gray-scale and Gamma, a host of setup features, Lumagen’s industry leading No-Ring™ scaling technology, and support for 3D scaling and conversion between 3D formats for displays and projectors that do not support all the common 3D formats.

The Radiance offers 10-bit on the front end and 12+ bit processing in the calibration pipeline, including per-pixel standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD/UltraHD) video de-interlacing with adaptive diagonal filtering, edge enhancing scaling technology that does not add ringing (unlike competing products), plus MPEG mosquito and block artifact reduction. Finally, an important image quality feature is temporal noise reduction for both SD and HD/UltraHD sources.

Other Radiance key features include user-adjustable image enhancement, including four configuration memories for each input, a programmable output resolution from 480p to 2160p, plus 1080i; the ability to zoom in on any source by up to 33 percent; selectable aspect ratios of 4:3, 4:3 NLS, 16:9, 1.85, and 2.35. The 4:3 NLS aspect ratio uses Lumagen’s Preciseview user programmable non-linear-stretch mode to allow the user to program exactly how 4:3 sources fill a 16:9 display. For film sources 2:2, 3:2 and 3:3 pull-down detection is supported to allow for correct cadence output at 24, 48, 60 and 72 Hertz for 24 fps film sources, plus 50 and 75 Hertz for 25 fps film source.

Complete 3D processing: The Radiance with HDMI 1.4 and/or HDMI 2.0 actually processes the 3D, and does not just pass through 3D like other scalers such as the DVDO Duo. The Radiance can scale, crop and calibrate your 3D sources (Blu-ray, PS4, etc).

 

Radiance Upgradability

Lumagen over the years has kept up with new features and offered upgrades to existing users more so than any other  manufacturer - often through completely free software upgrades. Most other companies we know of do not do this. Instead, they make you buy a new model as new features are introduced. The Radiance is completely over engineered with processing power that has proven that it can take on just about anything.  

A standard feature of all of the Lumagen video processors is the use of a FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array). This allows Lumagen to add new features by reconfiguring the hardware connections inside the video processor. This is in addition to the normal software update for the microprocessor. This is what makes the Lumagen Radiance video processor a better value than the competition. They have the ability to add major new features, such as support for 3D video which was added for free when it first became available.

The new modular I/O technology on the Radiance Pro series takes this one step further and allows upgrading to new HDMI technology as it becomes available.

Truly phenomenal support from Jim Peterson and his crew.

 

Darbee Visual Presence™ (DVP™) technology

Now available: Darbee Visual Presence™ technology provides an exceptional increase in depth and detail for all display types on a per-input basis (allowing you to use different amounts of enhancement per source). The better and more detailed your source signal is, the better the resulting picture will be. For complete details visit our Darbee page.

 

Advanced Greyscale, Gamma, and Colour Management System (CMS)

Until now there was always one weak link in the chain of video calibration. If your display lacked the proper set of calibration controls, it simply didn't matter if you had an extremely accurate meter and the world's greatest software. Without the means to adjust the image, you could not improve the display regardless of the calibration equipment you used.

The solution to this problem is the Radiance that provides the necessary adjustments that you could place in between the source material (broadcast, DVD, or Blu-ray) and the display. Up to 4913 points of automatic calibration are available, ensuring the most accurate picture possible.

The Radiance includes an advanced Greyscale, Gamma, and Colour Management System (CMS), including:

  • Comprehensive set of video test patterns.
  • 5% or 10% grayscale/gamma adjustment.
  • Full 3D color management, offering adjustments to the brightness, hue, and saturation of all of the primary and secondary colors.
  • An advanced multi-point CMS (up to 4913 points) for extremely accurate colour correction and calibration (read more)

These may be adjusted manually or by using ChromaPure Auto-Calibrate which allows anyone with little or no training in video technology to fully calibrate their display with almost no user input. Just setup a few simple options, click Auto-Calibrate, and then just go have a cup of coffee while the process completes, usually in less than 10 minutes.

The Radiance is more powerful than the iScan Duo. It offers more test patterns and provides the option to perform grayscale and gamma calibration in 5% or 10% increments as well as (up to) 4913 point autocalibration instead of only 6 point. The Radiance also outputs true 3D signals, so it is ideal for calibrating displays in 3D mode.

Add ChromaPure video calibration software with the auto-calibrate add-on and a high quality color analyzer, such as the Display 3 PRO and you have the ability to achieve professional-quality results with no training or expertise in video calibration. The package of tools does all the work for you. See our ChromaPure/Radiance packages.

 

Why do I need a Colour Management System (CMS)?

Most new displays today artificially boost or shift how they create colours (especially green and blue) in order to boost light output and to make the colours appear more 'vivid' or 'pleasing' to the consumer. What's important to know is that this is completely incorrect and is not what the director intended for you to see. It results in incorrectly oversaturated colours causing (for example) faces to glow pink or grass to have neon-like glow to it as seen below:

This is not something that affects only cheaper or incorrectly manufactured displays. Displays at all price ranges are affected, from PC monitors to expensive high-end home theater projectors like the JVC shown above. The only way to fix these deficiencies on displays such as these that do not include a CMS is by using a video processor like the Radiance.

There is a lot of confusion on the market today as to how various products approach doing CMS. The Lumagen Radiance is currently the ONLY consumer video processor that uses a true Linear-Gamma 3D Color Palette (3D LUT) for CMS. (A 3D Look-Up-Table (LUT) maps the source video to a specific color palette on the display and so is often called a 3D color palette).

Other consumer video processors do not provide a 3D LUT. Most use a HLS Color/Hue control and calls it a CMS. All HLS “CMS” systems are mathematically incorrect and results in non-linear response when used for calibration.

Manufacturers might call their solution a “3D CMS” or a “6-axis” CMS, but it is not a 3D LUT. Every CMS (by definition) must be a “3D CMS” since there are three primaries and so it is at least 3 dimensions. "3D CMS" is a meaningless marketing term used by some manufacturers.

For more information on why proper colour calibration is critical to proper movie reproduction, see our extensive ChromaPure Grayscale & Color Calibration for Dummies guide. Learn how to get the best image quality out of any display and more importantly, how to do it yourself.

 

Radiance Feature Comparison

  Radiance   Radiance Pro
  2020 2123 2124 2143 2144 4240 4242 4440 4442 4444 4446 4449
Maximum Input Resolution 1080p60 1080p60 1080p60 1080p60 1080p60 2160p60
4K UltraHD
2160p60
4K UltraHD
2160p60
4K UltraHD
2160p60
4K UltraHD
2160p60
4K UltraHD
2160p60
4K UltraHD
2160p60
4K UltraHD
Maximum Output Resolution 1080p60 1080p60 1080p60 2160p60
4K UltraHD
2160p60
4K UltraHD
2160p60
4K UltraHD
2160p60
4K UltraHD
2160p60
4K UltraHD
2160p60
4K UltraHD
2160p60
4K UltraHD
2160p60
4K UltraHD
2160p60
4K UltraHD
HDMI version HDMI 1.4
HDCP 1.x
HDMI 1.4
HDCP 1.x
HDMI 1.4
HDCP 1.x
HDMI 1.4
HDCP 1.x
HDMI 1.4
HDCP 1.x
HDMI 2.0
HDCP 2.2
HDMI 2.0
HDCP 2.2
HDMI 2.0
HDCP 2.2
HDMI 2.0
HDCP 2.2
HDMI 2.0
HDCP 2.2
HDMI 2.0
HDCP 2.2
HDMI 2.0
HDCP 2.2
Upgradeable HDMI hardware (modular I/O) NO NO NO NO NO YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Inputs
HDMI 4 8 8 8 8   2 4 2 4 6 8 8
Component/RGB/SCART - - 2 - 2 - - - - - - -
SVideo - - - - - - - - - - - -
Composite - - 2 - 2 - - - - - - -
COAX Audio - - 3 - 3 - - - - - - -
TOSLink Audio - - 1 - 1 - - - - - - -
Analog Stereo - - 2 - 2 - - - - - - -
Outputs
HDMI (processed) 2 2 2 2 2   2 2 4 4 4 4 4
HDMI (switched only) - - - - - - - - - - - 6
Independent HDMI zones (matrix switching to route any HDMI input to HDMI outputs) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
HDMI independently programmable for audio, video, or both YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
COAX Audio - - 1 - 1 - - - - - - -
Miscellaneous I/O
IR Command Input (TTL) YES YES YES YES YES   YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
12-Volt Trigger Outputs (optional add-on) - 2 2 2 2 - - 2 2 2 2 2
Features
Lumagen No-Ring™ Scaling YES YES YES YES YES   YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Darbee DVP™ Enhancement Technology
(limited to 1080p)
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
PiP/PoP
(Picture-in-Picture / Picture-on-Picture)
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO YES (4K)* YES (4K)* YES (4K)* YES (4K)* YES (4K)*
Linear Gamma RGB CMS Matrix Size
(for auto-calibrating using software such as ChromaPure)
9x9x9
(729
points)
17x17x17
(4913
points)
17x17x17
(4913
points)
17x17x17
(4913
points)
17x17x17
(4913
points)
17x17x17
(4913
points)
17x17x17
(4913
points)
17x17x17
(4913
points)
17x17x17
(4913
points)
17x17x17
(4913
points)
17x17x17
(4913
points)
17x17x17
(4913
points)
21-point Parametric Grayscale/Gamma YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
HDMI 3D Including Calibration and Scaling YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
SD/HD Temporal Noise Reduction YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Four Input-Memories per Input YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Eight Input Resolution Sub-memories YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Extensive Custom Setup Options YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
10-bit deinterlacing/scaling YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
12-bit calibration YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Video Enhancement YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
User Programmable Nonlinear Stretch YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Anamorphic Lens Support for 2D and 3D YES YES YES YES YES YES (4K) YES (4K) YES (4K) YES (4K) YES (4K) YES (4K) YES (4K)
Interlaced film to 24p/48p/72p (or 75p) output YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Test Patterns YES YES YES YES YES YES (4K) YES (4K) YES (4K) YES (4K) YES (4K) YES (4K) YES (4K)

* Not yet implemented in current firmware. Will be added as a future free downloadable update.

 

Radiance 2020 Features

The Radiance 2020 supports all the features of the Radiance Mini and adds 2 more inputs, an additional output, expanded CMS (729 point instead of 125) and includes Darbee DVP™ processing.

The Radiance 2020 features 4x HDMI inputs and 2x HDMI outputs in a 1.7" high by 11" wide by 5" deep case (not rack mountable). The 2020 supports 1080p FullHD output. It does not support 4K UltraHD resolution on the inputs. It features the same video processing quality and includes built in Darbee image enhancement technology, allowing you to adjust the amount of enhancement for each input as with all other adjustments. 
Key Features:
  • 2 HDMI 1.4 outputs rated up to 1080p@60Hz
  • 4 HDMI 1.4 inputs rated up to 1080p@60Hz
  • Darbee Digital Visual Presence (DVP) enhancement technology
  • Supports complete processing of 2D or 3D sources including scaling and calibration
  • 10 bit front-end, 12+ bit calibration, processing
  • Proprietary Lumagen NoRing™ scaling
  • Per-pixel SD/HD video deinterlacing
  • 729 point (9x9x9) gamut correction
  • Extensive support for anamorphic lenses
  • Supports complete processing of 2D or 3D sources
  • Adaptive diagonal filtering
  • MPEG mosquito and block artifact reduction
  • Temporal noise reduction for SD/HD sources
  • 2:2,3:2,3:3 pulldown for SD/HD film sources
  • Each input has 4 user configuration memories
  • Each memory has 8 resolution sub-memories
  • Most input settings (including DVP) are per input, input memory, and input resolution
  • Eight output configuration memories
  • User programmable non-linear-stretch (NLS) mode
  • 4:3, LBOX, 16:9, 1.85, 2.35 and NLS input aspect ratios
  • Extensive suite of test patterns
  • 11"W x 5"D x 1.7"H
 
  • Gamma-Factor coarse Gamma calibration
  • 21-point Parametric Gamma calibration
  • 21-point Parametric grayscale calibration
  • Programmable input/output color-space
  • Y/C-delay calibration
  • User-adjustable image enhancement
  • CUE and ICP filtering
  • Output aspect ratio from 1.33 to 2.50
  • Eight channel audio to 192 kHz
  • IR and RS232 control inputs
  • Wired IR format command input
  • Universal power supply
  • 12 VDC power supply
  • Power consumption: 25 watts
  • Field upgradable software

 

 

Input configurability:
  • Inputs 1-4 are HDMI 1.4 and can be used with HDMI or DVI sources


 

Radiance 21xx Features

The Radiance 21xx models were first introduced in 2014. They feature 8x HDMI inputs and 2x HDMI outputs in a 1U and 2U height by 17” wide rack mountable case (with optional rack ears), similar form factor to the (now discontinued) Radiance XS and XD/XE. The 2124/2144 include analog inputs and outputs while the 2123/2143 do not. 4K UltraHD (2160p@60Hz) output resolution is supported by the 2143/2144, while the 2123/2124 support 1080p FullHD output. The 21xx series does not support 4K UltraHD resolution on the inputs. All models features the same video processing quality and include built in Darbee image enhancement technology, allowing you to adjust the amount of enhancement for each input as with all other adjustments. Optional triggers are available on 21xx models and they are programmable. By default Trig1 is on when the unit is on and Trig 2 is on when 2.35 input aspect is selected. If you have RS232 control you can turn the triggers on or off with a RS232 command.
 
Key Features:
  • 2xHDMI outputs up to 4K60 UltraHD (2160p@60Hz) (2143, 2144 only)
  • All other HDMI outputs rated up to 1080p@60Hz
  • 8xHDMI 1.4 audio/video inputs, 2xHDMI 1.4 audio/video outputs,
  • 4 Analog video inputs (2xComponent, 2xComposite) (2124, 2144 only)
  • 6 audio inputs (3xCoax, 1xTos, 2xStereo) (2124, 2144 only)
  • Darbee Digital Visual Presence (DVP) enhancement technology
  • Supports complete processing of 2D or 3D sources including scaling and calibration
  • 10 bit front-end, 12+ bit calibration, processing
  • Proprietary Lumagen NoRing™ scaling
  • Per-pixel SD/HD video deinterlacing
  • 4913 point (17x17x17) gamut correction
  • Extensive support for anamorphic lenses
  • Supports complete processing of 2D or 3D sources
  • Adaptive diagonal filtering
  • MPEG mosquito and block artifact reduction
  • Temporal noise reduction for SD/HD sources
  • 2:2,3:2,3:3 pulldown for SD/HD film sources
  • Each input has 4 user configuration memories
  • Each memory has 8 resolution sub-memories
  • Most input settings (including DVP) are per input, input memory, and input resolution
  • Eight output configuration memories
  • User programmable non-linear-stretch (NLS) mode
  • 4:3, LBOX, 16:9, 1.85, 2.35 and NLS input aspect ratios
  • Extensive suite of test patterns
  • 17"W x 10"D x 1.75"H (1U height) (2123, 2143 only)
  • 17"W x 10"D x 3.5"H (2U height) (2124, 2144 only)
 
  • Gamma-Factor coarse Gamma calibration
  • 21-point Parametric Gamma calibration
  • 21-point Parametric grayscale calibration
  • Programmable input/output color-space
  • Y/C-delay calibration
  • User-adjustable image enhancement
  • CUE and ICP filtering
  • Output aspect ratio from 1.33 to 2.50
  • Eight channel audio to 192 kHz
  • IR and RS232 control inputs
  • Wired IR format command input
  • Universal power supply
  • Power consumption 25 Watts
  • Field upgradable software
  • Optional rack mounting ears

 

Input configurability:
  • Inputs 1-8 are HDMI 1.4 and can be used with HDMI or DVI sources
  • Inputs 9-10 are Component (HD/SD) (2124, 2144 only)
  • Inputs 11-12 are Composite (NTSC or PAL) (2124, 2144 only)
  • One rgbhv (uses 1 component input and 2 composite inputs) (2124, 2144 only)
  • Up to 2 scart (RGB+composite sync) inputs (uses 1 component + 1 composite input) (2124, 2144 only)

Radiance 2123/2143:

Radiance 2124/2144:
 

Radiance 2123/2143 back panel (no analog connections):

Radiance 2124/2144 back panel (includes analog connections):

 

Radiance Pro Features

The Radiance Pro is the newest version and features up to 8 HDMI inputs, 4 HDMI processed outputs, and 6 HDMI switched (unprocessed) outputs. All support 2160p60 (4K Ultra HD) and support up to HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2. All Radiance Pro models are 1U or 2U height with a 17” wide rack mountable case (with optional rack ears). There are no analog inputs/outputs. The rest of the features are very similar to the 21xx series. Some differences include:

  • The new HDMI 2.0 chips are from Silicon Image and have an internal microprocessor with reprogrammable flash memory. This will allow Lumagen to provide updates when Silicon Image provides a new release and should help to eliminate compatibility issues. Some back story: Before with HDMI 1.X chips each company had to implement much of the HDMI protocols on its own. Often the HDMI specification, or the HDMI chip specifications, left a lot to the imagination. This meant each company had to make independent decisions on how to do their implementation based on incomplete specifications. Now with the internal processor being programmed by the chip manufacturer, and its processor doing virtually all the HDMI compatibility work, issues should be dramatically reduced. Even more so for the Radiance Pro when connected to other products that use the new Silicon Image HDMI 2.0 chips, which many will.

  • The inputs are on "dual input" daughter cards and the outputs are on "dual output" daughter cards. This allows upgrades to be offered when new HDMI technology becomes available. It also allows replacing a single input/output card if there is a surge event that takes out an input/output, rather than the entire unit.

  • The Radiance Pro can have up to eight inputs, and four "processed" outputs. Just as the previous Radiance units have two outputs that can output audio and/or video from the same source, these four outputs also output the same processed video and/or audio stream. Having four outputs allows for a projector, a TV, a Receiver/Audio-processor, and a spare.

  • There can be up to six additional zones of switched (only) outputs on some models. These are independent and give the Radiance Pro up to seven independent zones. This is useful for installers as it avoids the need for a separate matrix switch. An example would be a home with 7 TVs where only 2 will ever be in use at once. Only 2 sets of source devices is therefore required (not 7) which lowers the cost. The Radiance Pro is then used to direct these sources to whichever TVs are in use.

  • The Radiance Pro features much faster switching than previous models as there is no GF9450 deinterlacing chip to have to setup and wait for.

A bit of trivia: The powerful FPGA chip used in the Radiance Pro costs more than all of the parts in the Radiance 2020 combined. This and other aspects of the Radiance Pro architecture mean it sits well above the previously top of the line Radiance 2144 in terms of processing power and flexibility for future upgrades.

Key Features:
  • Up to eight 4k60 HDMI 2.0 inputs (4K60 UltraHD)
  • Up to four 4k60 HDMI 2.0 processed outputs (4K60 UltraHD)
  • Up to six switched (unprocessed) HDMI 2.0 outputs (4K60 UltraHD)
  • Up to seven independent zones (processed outputs are one zone, plus up to six switched zones)
  • Inputs and outputs support HDMI 1.x and HDMI 2.0, with HDCP 1.x or HDCP 2.2, at up to 4k60
  • Outputs are independently programmable for video, audio, or both
  • Modular I/O allows upgrading to new HDMI technology as it becomes available
  • Proprietary Lumagen NoRing™ scaling
  • DARBEE Digital Visual Presence (DVP) enhancement technology for up to 2K sources
  • Picture-In-Picture (PiP) and Picture-Outside-Picture (PoP) with 4k sources (future update for some models)
 
  • Supports complete processing of 2D or 3D sources on processed outputs
  • 10 bit front-end, with 12+ bits in calibration pipeline
  • Per-pixel motion adaptive SD/HD video deinterlacing
  • 4913 point (17x17x17) CMS
  • 21-point Parametric Grayscale calibration
  • Anamorphic screen support for up to 4k sources with and without an anamorphic lens
  • Supports complete processing of 2D and 3D sources
  • Optional dual 12V trigger outputs (444x only)
  • Fully programmable scaling and aspect ratio
  • Field upgradable software
  • RS232 and USB ports for upgrading and control
  • Optional rack mounting ears (2U)
  • High reliability universal external power supply rated at 34 years MTBF by manufacturer
  • 17"W x 10"D x 3.75"H (3.5" 2U height without feet) (444x only)
  • 17"W x 10"D x 1.75"H (1U height) (424x only)

 

Radiance 4440/4442/4444/4446/4449:

Radiance 4449 back panel:

Radiance 4240/4242:

Radiance 4242 back panel:

 

What is included

  • Radiance Video Processor
  • Remote Control
  • Universal power supply (90-240V/50-60Hz) that works anywhere in the world. Orders to 120V countries include a US power cord while orders to 240V countries include a Euro power cord (except for UK orders which include a UK power cord). This is a high reliability external power supply rated at 34 years MTBF by the manufacturer (industry standard power supplies only have an average life of 50,000 hours or 5.7 years). More information
  • USB cable for updating (serial cable supplied with the 2020)
  • Manual
  • Optional rack ears (must be ordered separately, not available on the 2020)
  • Limited 1 year warranty

 

Shipping box weights and dimensions

Radiance Mini: 4 lbs, 14x10x3 inches
Radiance 2020: 5 lbs, 13x10x4 inches
Radiance 424X/21X3: 11 lbs, 22x14x4 inches
Radiance 444X/21X4: 16 lbs,  22x14x8 inches

Worldwide shipping is available. Radiance video processors are manufactured in the USA and therefore qualify under the North American Free Trade agreement (NAFTA).

 

Reviews/Testimonials

"So far I have tested [my] 2041 with the actual set-up of my [old] XS and I was very impressed. The 2041 gives a tad clearer picture than the old XS, even if Darbee Vision is disabled. At low levels DarbeeVision really improves the picture quality without adding annoying artifacts." - Stephan G.

"Just to say thanks for convincing me to buy the Radiance Mini! Calibrating my TV is now so much easier and the 125 point calibration fixed the problems I had with oversaturated Red and Green, it's subtle but my image is now more natural and my greyscale is now perfect. This device has also a lot of side features that are really nice like the gamma factor and the fact that the radiance has many memories is really great for day/night viewing settings. That really brought my TV to another level." - Stephane S.

"It's obvious that I love the Radiance XS. There isn't a component that I used it with that wasn't improved by using it, nor a feature that I found it to be missing. There is so much inside of the Radiance products that any review that doesn't go for 10,000 words isn't going to be able to cover it all. Lumagen has packed their Radiance line with more features than anything else I've used and really brings something to any system you use it with. Since I finished testing the Radiance just a couple weeks ago, Lumagen has improved it to allow you to convert to any of the 3D formats for output, made it easier to use Reference or Adjustable patterns, and they have plans to add even more feature going forward. In addition to offering these free updates at their website, they also run their own support forum as well as actively monitoring the forums at AVS to support their users. You can even call and actually talk to their employees to get support for your issues. Their website also has an archive of Tech Tips to help you setup certain features that might be fairly complex to do. With a device as capable but complex as the Radiance, this level of support is important and sometimes essential. Unless a display is absolutely perfect in all aspects, and each component is as well, any theater can benefit from the Radiance. You may not use all the features, but it has the power and ability to grow as you change your system around. There have been very few products that I can enthusiastically recommend as highly as I can the Lumagen Radiance. It really is a component you need to try and see for yourself to understand the difference it can make." - Chris Heinonen of HomeTheaterHiFi.com (read full review)

"I'm not a scaler/processor type of person, and really saw no real need for one since you can get HD directly from a Blu Ray player. Of the ones I've seen in action in the past, the only one I've been impressed with was the VP-50, but never to the point of wanting one for myself. And based on the cost of these units, the reason for having one could never be justified enough for me to ever consider one.  However, today was a real eye opening when Craig connected his Lumagen Radiance up to my Electrohome Marquee 9500LC CRT projector. At first we had it hooked up 1080p/60Hz. Then Craig noticed that it would be best at 24Hz into the Radiance. After switching my Sony BDP-360 Blu Ray to 1080p/24Hz and running the output of the Radiance at 1080p/72Hz everything I had ever thought about a video processor changed. My 9500LC interpolated the 1080p/72Hz and without any adjustments to the projector. The image I saw on the screen stunned me. It was tight, bright and very sharp. Even sharper than anything I've been able to get using 1080p/60Hz. I asked Craig to find out what one would cost... 1080p/72Hz is now a must have for me. Since the Radiance does it so well, owning one is now tops on my list. Finally - a processor that does not muck up the signal!" - Mike Parker (Projector/Home Theater guru)

"The Radiance XD is the Swiss Army Knife of video processors. ...In my experience, there is nothing out there that converts SD to HD as well as the Radiance XD. Lumagen's proprietary up-conversion is excellent. As good as the best Gennum VXP and Silicon Optix HQV processors are, the Radiance XD has a clear (pun intended) advantage in the quality of up-conversion. ...The Radiance XD is an amazing product. It will elevate the performance of any video display beyond what is possible with the display's internal controls. The results are amazing for video displays in any and every price range." - Doug Blackburn, Widescreen Review, Issue 139, March/April 2009

"The Lumagen RadianceXD is the single most useful piece of A/V equipment I work with. I use it for my own setup, and frequently recommend it to clients. It can correct for virtually all errors in both display and source, and make a inexpensive set behave like a professional display. Lumagen support is unsurpassed. Bugs are promptly addressed, and set-up questions quickly answered." - Carl, New York City, ISF Calibrator

"Anyone who owns the Radiance will tell you how amazing it is. It does everything you've heard it does, and then some. It is the most important and most powerful piece of equipment in my setup. But even more incredible is the way Lumagen stands behind its product by listening to us owners, with a constant influx of updates and bug fixes. No issue stays unresolved, and new features are added all the time, long into the lifecycle of the product." - Dave (Madison, WI)

 

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