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8x8 HDMI Switcher - Fast Switching Time & LAN Control

8x8 HDMI Switcher - Fast Switching Time & LAN Control
8x8 HDMI Switcher - Fast Switching Time & LAN Control

8x8 HDMI Matrix Switcher with Fast Switching Time (FST) Chip

3D, RS232, 28-Key Remote Control & 8-Embedded EDID Modes

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8X8 HDMI Switcher

routes HDMI high definition audio/video from any of eight HDMI sources to any of 8 displays over HDMI cables. Because it is a matrix switcher, it allows any input to be routed to any output; or the same input to be routed to all outputs, or any combination. Our 8x8 HDMI matrix gives you over 17,000,000 input and output combinations.

This 8x8 HDMI Switcher switches quickly with no flashing as its design to avoid the flashing, as seen by other HDMI matrix switchers, it presents EDID which represents all the connected displays. This eliminates the source trying to adjust the resolution dynamically to fit the TVs which limits the flexibility but increases usability. It also includes the new HDMI FST Fast Switching chip set allowing switching between sources to be as low as 2 seconds.

Fast Switching Technology (FST) is a software implementation for HDMI products and was created to improve the lengthy HDMI authentication process, based on the HDMI and HDCP specifications. FST allows connecting and disconnecting or turning ON / OFF of displays.

What Sets This 8X8 HDMI Switcher From Others:

  • Updated year 2014 firmware
  • Fast response time around 2 seconds for input switch
  • Supports 8 unique HDMI EDID modes and learns the EDID of the displays
  • The matrix can switch every output to any HDMI inputs by (1) front panel push-in button, (2) IR remote control with 28 buttons, (3) RS-232 control, and (4) Ethernet control
  • HDCP Compliant at all output channels
  • Supports HDMI Deep Color & full 2D and 3D
  • Allows any source to be displayed on multiple displays at the same time
  • Allows any HDMI display to view any HDMI source at any time
  • 2D and 3D compliant
  • Supports 7.1 channel digital audio
  • Easy installation with rack-mounting
  • ...and at less than $2,000 comparing to our competition which costs upwards of $5,000.
When the HDMI signal progresses through this 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switcher it is re-timed, level compensated, its phase error is corrected and any data jitter is eliminated so the output is a regenerated brand new perfect HDMI signal as when it was coming in from the source device.

8X8 HDMI Switcher Features:

  • Inputs: 8 - HDMI female connectors
  • Outputs: 8 - HDMI female connectors
  • Optional stand alone HDMI extenders over CAT5e/6 composed of a transmitter & AC adapter & a Receiver & an AC adapter
  • HDMI Rev 1.3 compliant.
  • HDCP protocol compliant.
  • Supports deep color 30bit and 36bit.
  • Support Blue-Ray 24/50/60/240 fs and above / HD-DVD / xvYCC.
  • Digital audio format: DTS-HD / Dolby-trueHD / LPCM7.1 / DTS / Dolby-AC3 / DSD.
  • Supports signal retiming.
  • Supports input up to 25 feet AWG24 HDMI 1.3 standard cable length, output up to 40 feet AWG24 (AWG22 preferred) cable length.
  • Inputs can be switched with the IR remote control and front panel buttons.
  • RS-232 remote control for PC control
  • With a clean looking front panel display you can know the relationship between the inputs and outputs.
  • No loss of quality
  • Installs in minutes
  • Includes a DC24V/3A power supply
The EDID learning function is only necessary whenever you encounter any display on the HDMI output port that cannot play audio and video properly. Because the HDMI source devices and displays may have various level of capability in playing audio and video, the general principle is that the source device will output the lowest standards in audio format and video resolutions to be commonly acceptable among all HDMI displays. In this case, a 720p stereo HDMI signal output would be probably the safest choice. Nevertheless, the user can force the matrix to learn the EDID of the lowest capable HDMI display among others to make sure all displays are capable to play the HDMI signals normally.

The 8X8 HDMI Switcher allows eight HDMI devices to be switched or split easily to eight HDMI compatible monitors or projectors. The 8X8 HDMI Switchers RS-232 control allows the switcher to also be controlled by 3rd party control systems like Crestron, Control4, or most any computerized software/hardware control systems.

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8X8 HDMI Switcher Package Specs:

  • Type: True 8x8 matrix
  • 2D and 3D compliant
  • HDMI compliance: HDMI Deep Color & full 3D
  • HDCP compliance: Yes
  • Video bandwidth: Single-link 225MHz [6.75Gbps]
  • Video support: 480i / 480p / 720p / 1080i / 1080p60 36-bit color
  • Audio support: Surround sound (up to 7.1ch) or stereo digital audio
  • ESD protection: [1] Human body model 19kV [air-gap discharge] & 12kV [contact discharge] and [2] Core chipset 8kV
  • PCB: 4-layer board [impedance control differential 100Ω; single 50Ω]
  • Inputs: 8 HDMI / 1x RS-232 / 1x Ethernet / 1x IR socket for IR receiver
  • Outputs: 8x HDMI
  • HDMI Input selection Push-in button / IR remote control / RS-232 control / Ethernet control
  • IR remote control Electro-optical characteristics: = 25 / Carrier frequency: 38kHz
  • HDMI connector: Type A [19-pin female]
  • RJ-45 connector: WE/SS 8P8C with 2 LED indicators
  • RS-232 connector: DE-9 [9-pin D-sub female]
  • 3.5mm connector: [System IR] Receives IR commands from remote control:
  • Enclosure: Metal case
  • Dimensions: (L x W x H) Model 440 x 156 x 44mm [17.3" x 6.1" x 1.7"] - Package 524 x 265 x 76mm [20.6" x 10.4" x 3"] - Carton 542 x 411 x 300mm [21.3" x 16.2" x 11.8"]
  • Weight: Model 2033g [71.7oz] and Package 3062g [6.8 lbs]
  • Mounting: 1RU rack-mount with ears & Wall hanging holes
  • Power supply: 12V 5A DC
  • Power consumption: 20 Watts [max]
  • Operation temperature: 0~40C [32~104F]
  • Storage temperature: -20~60C [-4~140F]
  • Relative humidity: 20~90% RH [no condensation]

8X8 HDMI Switcher Package Contents:

  • 1 - HDTVMA5288H 8x8 HDMI Switcher
  • 1 - IR Receiver
  • 1 - DC 12V 5A
  • 1 - IR Remote control*
  • 1 - Rack-mounting ear set
  • 1 - Installation software CD
  • 1 - User Menu

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This matrix features a set of 8- EDID modes in addition to allowing any input source to receive a copy of the EDID information of any selected output. Changing the EDID settings may be necessary when connecting to or from a surround sound receiver or for passing 3D content derived from a cable or satellite set top box if the default EDID has problems.

Using one of the the internal EDID modes can also speed up the switching process with cable, satellite and many other sources.

If you use one of the internal EDID settings the source device will see the matrices EDID you chose instead of the display’s EDID and overrides the display’s own EDID information. If your display is not capable of accepting the video resolution or audio type selected, you may not have audio and/or video. In this case choose another more compatible EDID or use the default EDID.

This 8x8 HDMI Switcher works with:

  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 Roku with HDMI outputs
  11. An Vudu with HDMI outputs
  12. An old APPLE TV with HDMI outputs
  13. The new Apple TV but your component inputs MUST support 720p
  14. Many PC video card with HDMI outputs
  15. Any high definition camcorder with a standard HDMI out or an optional type C to standard HDMI cable
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. and other similar devices.

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If you want the CD that comes with this matrix here is a link (you will need to shorten it) to a dropbox folder that has the CD contents on it:

https://www . dropbox . com/sh/lhrypbqjua9rh29/FZ9cCMpp8c

USERS GUIDE

RS232 USERS GUIDE

REMOTE CONTROL HEX CODES

WHAT I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EDID

NEED MORE HELP...See our UNDER $2,000 8X8 HDMI MATRIX COMPARISON to help you make a decision.

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 8x8 HDMI 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: You have a great selection of 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switchers, do you have a comparison of them?
A:
Yes, see our UNDER $2,000 8X8 HDMI MATRIX COMPARISON to help you make a decision.

Q: Can I use unpowered HDMI over CAT5/6 extenders with this matrix?
A:
We don't recommend them with our matrices, or anyone elses, 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.

Q: Your 8X8 HDMI Matrix Router says it supports FST, what is FST?
A:
This 8X8 HDMI Matrix Router incorporates FST (Fast Switching Technology). FST aloows faster switching when selecting different audio/video sources. In addition to fast switching, it improves overall audio/video system behavior as well as performance when more than one HDTV display is used in the system. FST allows you to connect and disconnect, and turn on/off, HDTV displays without affecting other hi-def sources routed to other HDTV displays in the same system. A transition that could typically take up to 10 seconds is now reduced to little or no delay. This is achieved through an improvement of the HDCP (high-bandwidth digital content protection) handshaking process, which has been implemented into this matrix.

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?
A:
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?
A:
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: How does the EDID learning function work?
A:
The EDID learning function is only necessary whenever you encounter any display on the HDMI output port that cannot play audio and video properly. Because the HDMI source devices and displays may have various level of capability in playing audio and video, the general principle is that the source device will output the lowest standards in audio format and video resolutions to be commonly acceptable among all HDMI displays.

In this case, a 720p stereo HDMI signal output would be probably the safest choice. Nevertheless, the user can force the matrix to learn the EDID of the lowest capable HDMI display among others to make sure all displays are capable to play the HDMI signals normally.

There are eight embedded default EDID modes as below:

  1. Full-HD (1080p@60) - 24bit 2D & 2ch
  2. Full-HD (1080p@60) - 24bit 2D & 7.1ch
  3. Full-HD (1080p@60) - 24bit 3D & 2ch
  4. Full-HD (1080p@60) - 24bit 3D & 7.1ch
  5. HD (1080i@60) (720p@60) - 24bit 2D & 2ch
  6. HD (1080i@60) (720p@60) - 24bit 2D & 7.1ch
  7. Full-HD (1080p@60) - 36bit 2D & 2ch
  8. Full-HD (1080p@60) - 36bit 2D & 7.1ch
Q: I've made EDID changes but don't see an affect.
A:
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.

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HDTV Supply includes a 1 Year Limited Warranty on this 8x8 HDMI Switcher. The 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 and (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 item, 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 and all components included. A 30-day RETURN also comes with this warranty.

HDTV Supply also sells a 3 and 5 Year Extended Warranty for this product. Please go to Extended Warranties or see the above Options to purchase it.

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8x8 HDMI Switcher - Fast Switching Time & LAN Control
8x8 HDMI Switcher - Fast Switching Time & LAN Control
8x8 HDMI Switcher - Fast Switching Time & LAN Control

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