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8x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher - Discontinued

8x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher - Discontinued
8x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher - Discontinued

8x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher with 3rd Output Preview Port

RS232, 2D, 3D, and User Adjustable EDID

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This 8X2 HDMI Matrix Switcher w/User Adjustable EDID Learning is a true matrix switcher as it allows any of 8 inputs to be routed to any of 2 outputs; or the same input to be routed to all outputs, or any combination. The size of the matrix is only 1U high & rack mount ears are included.

NOTE: This 8x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher has been discontinued, please see the similar priced 8x8 Matrix HDMI Switcher or call us now at 800-841-9238 to discuss your application.

The 8X2 HDMI matrix switch has 8-HDMI inputs & 3-HDMI outputs & an HDMI preview port which mirrors Output #1. It can be used in many applications that have 3 widescreens but is intended as a local troubleshooting tool for the you or your installer. It may also be used to send HDMI audio to an AV receiver providing you do not turn ON a display that might be connected to the output of your audio receiver. Some older displays do not have the ability to decode anything other than 2 channel stereo when connected to a receiver via HDMI.

8X2 HDMI Matrix Switcher Features:

  • 8 - HDMI inputs
  • 2 - HDMI outputs
  • 1 - HDMI output that is the same as HDMI output 1 used a preview port
  • HDMI 1.3 and HDCP compliant
  • Supports both HDMI audio and HDMI video
  • Only 1U High
  • Supports DTS-HD and Dolby trueHD audio formats
  • HDMI Sources can be routed independently to displays
  • Supports Digital Video TMDS formats in Deep Color 10bit / 12bit / 16bit
  • Control is provided via front panel buttons with LED readouts, an IR remote control or RS232.
  • Supports 1080p TV's at 24/30/60/100/200/240 Hz and above as well as Blu-rays at 24 FPS
  • Supports high definition HDMI resolutions of 480p, 720p, 1080i , 1080p and 3D Type
  • DVI support to UXGA or 1600x1200 HD resolutions
  • CPU Link speeds up to 6.75Gbps
  • IR Extender Output ( 3.5mm )
  • RS232 for a PC control
  • Supports EDID for total control of compliant displays AUTO mode & FIX mode (720p, 1080i, 1080p)
  • Switching controlled via the front panel, RS232 and IR
  • Rack mountable (1U High with 19 inch rack ears)
  • When using HDMI cables with built-in boosters set the EDID to a format OTHER than AUTO, or call us.
Optionally, you can purchase above our special priced separate and companion HDMI to a single CAT6 Extender sets for $80 each (non-3D) and have a true 8X2 HDMI matrix switcher over CAT6 for ~1,000!!

The 8X2 HDMI Matrix Switch with User Adjustable EDID has 8 standard HDMI inputs and 2 standard HDMI outputs. An Intelligent EDID learning function is added to increase its compatibility to any HDTV, unlike cheaper units that you have to guess their compatibility. Intelligent EDID learning is only found in professional HDMI switchers and never less than $5,000, as this costs.

Control of this switcher can be managed via its front-panel control, IR remote control, RS-232, or our optional RS-232 to Ethernet Converter. The RS-232 to Ethernet Converter allows control of the unit from anywhere in the world given you know how to write RS-232 code and have the correct serial Ethernet hardware. The 8x2 HDMI Matrix Switchers RS-232 control allows the switcher to also be controlled by 3rd party control systems like Crestron, AMX and Control4, or many computerized software/hardware control systems.

NOTE: 24AWG or thicker (lower AWG number) HDMI cables are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for best performance. Some devices will require thicker gauge, category 2 cables to work with this switch. For runs up to 15ft, use 24AWG. For runs of 20ft or more, use 22AWG HDMI cables (which is thicker than 24AWG.)

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8x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher Specs:

  • Frequency Bandwidth: 225MB (3D Max 223MB)
  • Input Interface: HDMI Type A 19-pin Female
  • Output Interface: HDMI Type A 19-pin Female
  • HDTV/DTV Resolutions: 480i/480p, 576i/576p, 720p, 1080i/ 1080p
  • HDMI Audio: up to Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD
  • Support 19:10 Resolution: 1920*1200
  • DVI support to UXGA or 1600x1200 HD resolutions
  • EDID Function : AUTO mode & FIX mode. FIX mode : 1080p-2ch, 1080p-51, 1080p-71, 1080i, 720p
  • Control: Panel, RS232 and IR
  • Safety Approvals: FCC, CE, RoHS Compliant
  • Dimensions 1U / (L x W x H): 19� x 7.87� x 1.75�
  • Power Supply: 12VDC@3.5A Maximum
  • Shipping Weight: 2.50kg / 4.250 lbs
  • Warranty: One year

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This 8x2 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 device 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.

Q: Can I use unpowered HDMI over CAT5/6 extenders with this matrix?
We don't recommend them with our matrices, or anyone else's, due to them consuming power from the matrix and the matrices are not designed to power many external devices.

Consider the example of 9 - HDMI balun transmitters that need 0.5a amp each to power it times 9 or 4.5 amps the matrix would have to supply. The power supply of this matrix is rated at 12v at 3.5 amp so in that example the matrix would probably break down and your warranty may be voided. See the companion powered HDMI extenders in the above OPTIONS that have 2-AC adapters.

HDMI cables with built-in boosters also consume power also and we don't recommend more than 2, if at all. You must use our low power ones, also.

Q: I've made EDID changes but don't see an affect.
When you make changes to the EDID, you need to either power cycle the display or change the inputs. This forces the display to relock onto the source.

Q: Would I be able to used an HDMI connection for audio only going to my audio receiver. This way I could get True HD Audio. Will this output work how I am describing?
Yes, provided you do not turn On a display device that might be connected to the Output of your audio receiver. Some older displays do not have the ability to decode anything other than 2 channel stereo and when connected to a receiver via HDMI.

Q: I have a PC with HDMI out, how do I set it up?
When your computer boots up, it looks for an EDID (extended display identification data) from the display to tell it what monitor is connected and what resolution to output. During boot up of the computer you should have ONLY one output selected to one input at a time so that the computer gets the EDID of the display that is selected. If you have multiple outputs selected to one computer, the computer will read the EDID of the last output selected to it. If all your displays are the same, or all displays are capable of running at the same resolution then this step does not matter.

Q: This product 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.

HDTV Supply includes a 3 Year Limited Warranty on all Shinybow products. The warranty states that (a) its products (the will perform substantially in accordance with the accompanying written materials for a period of 3 years from the date of receipt and (b) that the Product will be free from defects in materials & workmanship under normal use & service for a period of 3 years. In order to get a warranty replacement for a defective item, HDTV Supplys and Shinybows 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 and all components included.

HDTV Supply also sells a 5 Year warranty for all Shinybow products. Please go to 5 Year Extended Warranty or see the above Options to purchase it.

8x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher - Discontinued

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