About Us

Videotec has a history stretching back over 25 years, receiving much recognition for our modification work to high-end home cinema equipment, and the level of service and dedication offered to our customers. Just some of our history is listed below.


Quotes

What impresses me with Videotec’s set-up is the professionalism, the S-video and AC-3 (Dolby Digital) modification use ultra high quality components. There is no penny pinching. The buffer amplifiers, filters and delay line are all computer designed. Videotec has a program that will simulate operation - even before a board is built. Few home constructors would be able to invest in such technology.
Bob Tomalski - Home Cinema Choice magazine (March 1996)


The Videotec modification works a treat. It’s easy to access, neatly done, and means you could add DTS to, say, an existing DSP-A3090 rather than upgrading to the £1600 Yamaha DSP-A1.
What Hi-fi magazine (September 1998 - page 59)


Milestones

February 2005
February 2005 sees the launch of a range of upgrades available to Pioneer Pro DJ equipment.


September 2000
Videotec announce the worlds first internal upgrade to provide 6.1 including a new Matrixed centre rear channel. The upgrade provides 6.1 Audio inputs to the Yamaha DSP-A2070 & DSP-A 3090. Using further enhanced VMC (Videotec Micro Controller) Technology Including a new channel with electronic volume control providing matrixed centre rear decoding for the latest films featuring (enhanced / extra) surround 6.1. The upgrade includes full remote control operation from the manufacturers original handset.


May 1999
The launch of the 5.1 input for the Cyrus AV master. The development of the VMC technology (Videotec Micro Controller).


September 1998
WHAT HI-FI magazine gave the Yamaha DSP-A 3090 5.1 channel input modification 4/5in the September 1998 edition.


September 1997
Due to the popularity of the Yamaha DSPA-1092 and customer demand, VIDEOTEC announced the inclusion of the Yamaha DSPA-1092 to the range of processor upgrades for Digital surround 5.1 inputs. Now the future is no longer out of reach for this fine product. This new upgrade features "Timelatch", allowing a double function to be provided from the existing front panel control keys on the unit, whilst enabling full use of the existing volume control and power Amplifiers. This enables the connection of all future Multichannel decoders, allowing DTS or MPEG 5.1 discrete decoders to be connected by way of a single 25 way "D" connector.


March 1996
Yamaha Electronics show the Videotec Prototype Upgraded Yamaha DSPA 2070 featuring Multi channel Audio inputs, at the Bristol Sound & Vision Show 1996. After the huge success of AC-3 (Dolby Digital), Videotec move into the field of processor upgrades. Providing the way ahead for customers with Pro-Logic processors to enter the new Multi channel Audio field with this new upgrade, allowing not only the use of external AC-3 decoders, but any future 5 channel audio decoder technology to be used without the need to replace expensive processors on a regular basis.


June 1995
Following Pioneer's launch of their all new CLD-D515 PAL / NTSC super fast both sides play machine, Videotec announce their upgrade to provide "S" double comb output together with AC-3 to this machine. (Videotec codename CLD-D 515SA).


March 1995
Videotec announce their upgrade to provide AC-3 RF outputs to most NTSC capable players after successful conversion of a Pioneer CLD 2950 for Meridian Audio lab testing with their soon to be announced AC-3 decoder.


January 1995
Coaxial digital output upgrade for customers wishing to connect players to external DAC equipment using high quality 75 ohm coaxial cable rather than the normal optical method, for improved performance.


November 1994
Disc tray illumination modification to Pioneer CLD 1750 / CLD 2600 / CLD 2700 / CLD 2850. Now discs could be changed successfully in a darkened auditorium. This modification was provided solely as a result of customer requests, and was later extended to other machines, by Videotec, within the Pioneer range.


January 1994
New Analogue Double Comb "S" board upgrade now available for most PAL / NTSC Players, with upgrades available to all machines previously upgraded by us.


August 1993
Restoration of full Stereo PAL Analogue sound to Pioneer's CLD 2850. This Machine when modified by Videotec was truly the worlds first (all disc compatible) both sides play PAL/NTSC capable player.


September 1992
The worlds first onboard PAL/NTSC Analogue Comb Y/C "S" output. This new Videotec design when fitted internally to Pioneers CLD 1750. Provided the ultimate method of connecting a laser player to display device. This Videotec upgrade also included a variable front display illumination (forerunner to Pioneer's film mode).


October 1991
Our award winning pure NTSC output to Pioneers CLD 1450. This modification was both reviewed and often used by "What Video" when reviewing display devices using Laser Players as an AV source. Our modification was voted one of the most innovative new products during the following year by "What Video"