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4K 6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher w/Picture-In-Picture & ARC

4K 6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher w/Picture-In-Picture & ARC
4K 6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher w/Picture-In-Picture & ARC

6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher with Static Picture-In-Picture

PIP, 4K, 2D, 3D, HDMI 1.4a, CEC Compliant & 18-Key Remote

Outputs Both Optical and Stereo Audio on Separate Connectors

Supplied with Silicon Image Chip Set - The Founder of HDMI

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6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher

has six HDMI inputs & two HDMI outputs which can show any of the 6 inputs in any combination to any of the 2-HDMI outputs. Connect your HDMI source devices like a Blu-ray DVD, cable & satellite receiver and a video game to the inputs and the outputs connect to the two displays. The built-in signal compensation allows either display to be up to 35 feet from the matrix (using 22 AWG cables), on both the input & output side of the matrix. The 18-key remote control lets you change inputs, outputs, audio settings and more. It outputs both optical and stereo audio on separate connectors along with the HDMI audio and video in parallel. The audios EDID feature allows you to force the Audio output to Auto (same as source) 2.1ch, 5.1ch, or 7.1ch to the output display over writing the displays EDID.

PIP: The static, not moving, 5-mode Picture-in-picture (PIP) mode lets you view all inputs at once on one widescreen as well as you can connect your smartphone or tablet to Video input-6 for big-screen enjoyment thanks to the MHL connector. It is boxes, not a side-by-side split, and the windows are small rectangle boxes. See the MORE PICTURES Tab for additional pictures of the PIP function. The PIP just shows a static preview of what is available on the other inputs and is not a real time stream of other inputs.

Most 4K displays have only one 4K input so if you have multiple 4K source devices like a 4K DVD player or a 4K media player you will need a 4K switch.

What sets this 6x2 HDMI Switcher apart from others:

  1. 5 - 4K Ultra HD HDMI female inputs
  2. 1 - Dual purpose MHL female input for hooking up phones and tablets
  3. 2 - 4K Ultra HD HDMI Female Outputs
  4. Supports small, non-steaming, Picture-In-Picture (PIP) displays for all the inputs (see the More Pictures TAB)
  5. 1 - HDMI (Shared MHL) Female connector on HDMI Input 6 for smart phone photos, music & TV movie connection - An MHL to HDMI adapter is not supplied.
  6. 1 - Optical Toslink Output to go to a surround sound amp
  7. 1 - 3.5mm analog audio output for either an headphone or stereo amp
  8. All the connectors on the back. Some switches have connectors on the sides also which makes placement difficult
  9. A remote control with 18-discrete buttons
  10. Advanced EDID handling
  11. 4Kx2K compatible
  12. ARC compliant
  13. CEC 1.4 compliant
  14. HDMI 1.4a compatible
  15. 2D and 3D complaint
  16. Built-in IR sensor with remote control
  17. It has front-panel control buttons if you don't want to use the remote
  18. It has prominent power/reset buttons on the front to reset the unit if you lose the displays EDID or HDCP handshake for some unknown reason
CAUTION: Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) is a new standard for use with some tablets and smartphones. It transmits video and audio via the micro USB connector and converts it to an HDMI signal. Some tablets and smartphones have 11-pin MHL outputs and some have 5-pin so we do not include any cable including an MHL to HDMI cable. They are commonly available so check you smart device to buy the proper MHL to HDMI cable.

The matrix can automatically read your input devices' EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) parameters, sync them, and select the suitable output parameters. The (PIP) small Picture-in-Picture mode lets you view two inputs at once and you can connect your smartphone or tablet to port-6 for big-screen enjoyment due to the MHL support. Also, due to the HDMI 1.4 support, you can enjoy cutting-edge 4K video in addition to 1080p, 3D, digital surround audio and up to 16-bit color depth.

6x2 HDMI Switcher Features:

  • 6-HDMI inputs and 2 HDMI outputs, all in the rear
  • Compliant with HDMI 1.4a, CTS 1.4a, DVI 1.0.
  • HDMI 1.4 support: Audio Return Channel (ARC), 3D TV support, CEC1.4.
  • Supports 3D Video & 4Kx2K, 8, 10, 12 & 16 bits per color depth.
  • Support MHL input, Share your smart phone photos, music and movies on the TV.
  • Audio support: HDMI 1.4 compatible audio interface Dolby TrueHD DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1CH
  • Full audio input and output support
  • HDCP 1.2 compliant *Bandwidth: 2.22 Gbps per channel, 6.65 Gbps total
  • Supports Full HD 1080p 24fps, 60Hz
  • Supports deep color 30 bit and 36 bit
  • Supports resolution up to 1920 x 1200
  • Supports standard 24 bit color (RGB/YPbPr) and xvYCC color space
  • Supports DTS-HD, true-HD, LPCM7.1, AC3, DTS and DSD audio formats
  • IR remote control included
  • Simple and easy one-key switching
  • Metal case for quick heat dissipation and durable construction
It has two 4K-HDMI outputs and six-4K HDMI inputs with one of the inputs is MHL-enabled. It also features independent switching (so changing the output on one display won’t cause any blanking or other interruption of the output to the second display).

This 6x2 HDMI Switcher is equipped with six HDMI inputs and 2 HDMI outputs. The six inputs accommodate the simultaneous connection of up to two high definition video sources, such as satellite systems and HD DVD players. The two outputs send the high definition audio/video signals to up to 2 high definition displays and can show any two of the six inputs.

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6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher Specifications:

  • Supports 4Kx2K @ 30 Hz
  • Supports 1080p @ 120 Hz
  • Supports 3D 1080p @ 60Hz
  • 2D and 3D HDMI compliant
  • HDMI 1.4a and HDCP 1.2 compliant
  • Supports Blue-Ray 24/50/60fs and above/xvYCC
  • Single Link Range: 1080p / 1920x1200
  • Input Video Signal: 1.2 Volts p-p
  • Input DDC Signal: 5 Volts p-p (TTL)
  • HDMI Input connectors (5): Type A, 19-pin male and one MHL
  • HDMI Output connectors (2): Type A, 19-pin male
  • Bandwidth: 2.97Gbps
  • Input: 6x HDMI, 5V/1A power (5W max.)
  • Output: 2x HDMI, 1x Toslink, 1x 3.5mm AUX
  • HDMI audio output: PCM2, 7.1CH, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD
  • Dimensions: 250 x 110 x 26 mm, Weight: 720g
  • Power Supply: 5V/1A DC (US/EU standards, CE/FCC/UL certified)
  • ESD Protection: Human Body Model: ± 8kV (air-gap discharge); ± 4kV (contact discharge)
  • Dimensions (mm): 250(D) x110 (W) x 26(H)
  • Weight (g): 720
  • Power Consumption(max): 5W
  • Operating Temperature: 0C ~ 40C / 32F ~ 104F
  • Storage Temperature: -20C ~ 60C / -4F ~ 140F

6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher Contents:

  • 1 - HDMI 1.4 6x2 Matrix
  • 1 - 5V DC Power Adapter
  • 1 - Remote Control
  • 1 - User's Manual
  • No cables

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How the 6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher Works: Connect up to six Hi-Def sources to the HDMI inputs on the matrix using HDMI cables. Connect up to two Ultra HD displays to the HDMI outputs. Using a TOSLINK cable connect up an A/V Receivers to the Optical outputs.

Connect the included power supply to the matrix and to an available electrical outlet. Apply power to the source and displays. The HD sources can now be routed to the displays using the front panel push-buttons or the 18-key IR remote control.

This 6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher works with the following devices:

  1. Any high definition Dish Network and DirecTV receiver with HDMI outputs
  2. High definition TiVo's with HDMI outputs
  3. Any high definition cable receiver with HDMI outputs
  4. Canadian Rogers, Shaw, Bell ExpressVu and Star Choice receivers with HDMI out, or DVI out with a converter
  5. Any "Over The Air" (OTA) high definition receiver with HDMI outputs
  6. Sony PS3, HD DVD and Blu-ray DVD players
  7. Any Xbox360 with HDMI outputs
  8. Any upconverting DVD player with HDMI outputs
  9. Any DVHS VCR with HDMI outputs
  10. An APPLE TV with HDMI outputs
  11. A VuDu with HDMI outputs
  12. Many PC video cards with HDMI outputs
  13. Any high definition camcorder with an optional type C to standard HDMI cable
  14. Many A/V surround sound receivers with HDMI switching that include the proper chip set. Call your AV receiver supplier to discuss your application or us.
  15. Any HDCP compliant HDTV, monitor and projector. If the source is HDCP compliant and your TV is not, you will not get a picture. Please check your TV manual or the manufacturers web site.
  16. and other similar devices.

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HDTV Supply is a leader in supplying 3D equipment for this new, fast growing 3DTV market. Our test lab includes the latest equipment for designing, testing and supporting 3D video equipment. The chips sets we use support the below 3D formats and work with many of our HDMI 1.3 and HDMI 1.4 compliant devices. This 6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher supports these 3D formats:
  • Side-by-Side 3D Format
  • Top-and-Bottom 3D Format
  • Blu-ray 3D Format
  • Frame packing
  • and more
We not only test this device with lab equipment we also test many of our 3D devices with 3D products you are likely to use. The products used for the test are:
  • Sony PS3 with the 3D 3.41 firmware
  • Samsung model PN50C7000YF 3DTV
  • Samsung model BD-C6900 3D Blu-ray player FORCED to 1080p
  • Samsung model SSG-P2100T 3D glasses
  • DirecTV models HR21-100 and the HR24 high definition receiver.
  • HDTV Supply's true HDMI 1.4 cables
  • It works with all HDMI devices including the new 3D units.
The 3D viewing results were awesome in our lab and did not have any picture or audio degradation. The normal and standard (2D) results equally exhibited a superb picture quality.

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Q: ARC doesn't seem to be working, can you help?
Try this:
  1. Make sure you are installing HDMI 1.4 cables that include ARC, see our specs at HDMI cables with ARC
  2. The TV must support ARC and it must be turned ON ARC ON
  3. The unique TVs HDMI input must say it supports ARC
  4. Set the AV receivers or other device to ARC ON
  5. Make sure CAT5e/6 STP connectors are put on “B”
  6. Turn CEC ON
  7. Leave EDID at its default.

Q: Does this HDMI Matrix Switch support remote IR?
No. We recommend using RF remote controls, see the ACCESSORIES Tab.

Q: I see the the HDMI extenders come with 2-remote IR cables, will the remote IR work with this matrix?
No, the cables are used when the application has one source and one widescreen. They can't be used with this matrix and need to be set aside and not used.

Q: I want to pass audio from source via HDMI to a SoundBar and also via 3.5mm to Headphones. Is audio pass-thru active on the HDMI out and the 3.5mm connector at same time?
Yes. Ran HDMI to a projector (with internal speaker) and 3.5mm to a mixer/PA, audio was received by both.

Q: Does the PIP show real time video?
No, it is static and not moving and has a random picture of the unit.

Q: How does the audio output work?
It has a toslink audio out and lets you flip between 2 ch, 5.1 and 7.1 with its EDID switch

Q: Tell me more about the 4K compatibility.
Of course, being limited to 4K over HDMI 1.4 means you’re limited to 4Kp24 frame rates. The 3D support will be for 1080p 3D content.

Q: What is ARC on this 6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher?
The (ARC) Audio Return Channel in HDMI 1.4 enables a TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data “upstream” to an A/V receiver or surround audio controller, increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection.

TVs have always been able to receive multi-channel audio through an HDMI connection, and this is still a typical use-case, with the TV positioned “downstream” from content sources and any connected audio equipment. However, if a user had a TV with a built-in tuner or DVD player, and wanted to send content “upstream” from the TV back to the audio system, a separate connection had to be installed, typically an S/PDIF cable.

Q: This 6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher has CEC, what is CEC?
This product features CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) allowing your HDTV's remote to manage up to ten devices that are connected via HDMI (such as Blu-ray Disc players or home theater receivers) with no special programming needed. For example, you can use your remote to turn on your TV, your player, and your receiver at the same time, and adjust the system volume with one button. All devices must support CEC, though.

Most major TV manufacturers now support CEC, and an HDTV with HDMI 1.3 will likely have the technology. Manufacturers call it by different names; LG Electronics, for instance, calls its implementation SimpleLink, whereas Toshiba calls its version CE-Link. Interoperability isn't mandatory, so some manufacturers limit control to their own products; Sony, for one, allows only Sony-to-Sony communication.

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HDTV Supply includes a 1 Year Limited U.S. Warranty on this 6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher. The U.S. warranty states that (a) its products will perform substantially in accordance with the accompanying written materials for a period of 1 year from the date of receipt & (b) that the Product will be free from defects in materials & workmanship under normal use & service for a period of 1 year. In order to get a warranty replacement for a defective 6x2 HDMI Switcher, HDTV Supplys Support Team will verify the product is eligible for warranty. An RMA number will then be issued. Shipped replacements will be in like new conditions, tested & all components included. A 30-day RETURN also comes with this warranty as well as Free Lifetime Tech Support.

HDTV Supply also sells a 3 and 5 Year Extended U.S. Warranty for this 6x2 HDMI Switcher. Please go to Extended Warranties or see the above Options to purchase it.

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4K 6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher w/Picture-In-Picture & ARC
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4K 6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher w/Picture-In-Picture & ARC
4K 6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher w/Picture-In-Picture & ARC
4K 6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher w/Picture-In-Picture & ARC
4K 6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher w/Picture-In-Picture & ARC
4K 6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher w/Picture-In-Picture & ARC

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To ensure 3D Blu-ray or 4K content is routed via the Matrix, High Speed HDMI cables must be used and any connected non-3D or non-4K compatible display must not have an "active" HDMI output (i.e. powered off or in standby mode). The 4K or 3D source player must not be able to "see" a 2D or non-4K only display connected to the Matrix.


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