madVR Labs, LLC has announced the immediate availability of its Certified for Envy program, along with its initial Certified Partners, Acurus (Gold Certified), StormAudio (Platinum Certified), and Trinnov Audio (Platinum Certified), in the program’s “AVR/AVP” category. The program will expand to cover other categories, such as projectors, displays, media players, and HDMI equipment.
The Certified for Envy program ensures that audio/video products meet the highest quality standards for video excellence, as determined by madVR Labs. Dealers and consumers can now have confidence that Certified for Envy products meet these standards, and that the products did not introduce video artifacts or degrade video quality in madVR Labs’ rigorous testing. It also ensures that certified products are fully compatible with the madVR Envy Pro and Envy Extreme video processors.
“We go to great lengths every day to deliver the ultimate in video quality with the madVR Envy video processor,” says Richard Litofsky, co- founder and CEO of MadVR Labs.
“Therefore it only makes sense to help ensure that other components used in the system with the Envy provide video excellence too. With this program nearly a year in the making, we believe today marks an important milestone for our company, our Certified Partners, and for the A/V industry overall.”
To create this program, madVR Labs established a standard for video excellence, along with a proprietary, in-house testing platform and a suite of specialized tests to confirm compliance. madVR Labs also worked with our Certified Partners as needed to ensure these lofty standards were met prior to certification.
The requirements for the AVR/AVP category include reliable and stable HDMI handling, full compatibility with the madVR Envy video processors, and lossless pass-through of all usual source device pixel formats, bit depths, resolutions, and frame rates, including 1080p24 frame packed 3D. In all, these Certified for Envy products passed over 1,100 rigorous tests to achieve certification.