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8x8 Matrix HDMI Switcher w/9th Preview Port, FST & EDID

8x8 Matrix HDMI Switcher  w/9th Preview Port, FST & EDID
8x8 Matrix HDMI Switcher  w/9th Preview Port, FST & EDID

8x8 Matrix HDMI Switcher w/EDID Management, 3D & HDMI 1.4a Rated

Fast Switching Time & 9th HDMI Preview Port

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Part Number:SB-5688LCM
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8x8 Matrix HDMI Switcher

SB-5688LCM routes high definition video sources plus multi-channel (up to 7.1 channel) digital audio from any of the 8 HDMI sources to the any 8 displays at the same time. 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. This 8x8 HDMI matrix gives you over 17,000,000 input and output combinations. The 8x8 Matrix HDMI Switcher is rated HDMI 1.4 and supports all past HDMI versions.

The SB-5688LCM HDMI matrix switch has 8 - female HDMI inputs and 8 - female HDMI outputs and an HDMI preview port which mirrors Output #1. It can be used in many applications that have 9 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.

The SB-5688LCM is our next-generation 8x8 Matrix HDMI Switcher, designed for multiple sources and displays. There are eight HDMI connections for inputs and eight HDMI connections for outputs located on the back panel. This unit has EDID management and EDID memory, including a new feature called Fast Speed Start which permits switching between HDMI sources in as little as 2 seconds. The SB-5688LCM supports bandwidth of 6.75Gbps and data rates up to 2.5 Gbps, enabling 1080p HDMI formats and UXGA DVI resolutions.

8x8 Matrix HDMI Switcher Features:

  • Inputs: 8 - HDMI female connectors
  • Outputs: 9 - HDMI female connectors
  • Optional stand alone HDMI extenders over CAT5e/6 composed of a transmitter & AC adapter & a Receiver & an AC adapter
  • Wide range of HD resolutions from PC XGA to WUXGA 1920x1200 and HDTV/DTV resolutions 480i/480p, 576i/576p, 720p, 1080i & 1080p
  • Supports 1080p TV's at 24/30/60/100/120/200/240 Hz and above as well as Blu-rays at 24 FPS
  • Digital Video TMDS formats Resolutions up to 1080P-60 with Deep color 36-bit.
  • Digital Audio Support : Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plug/ex, DTS, DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master, DTS-EX- PCM, PCM2, LPCM2
  • Discrete IR remote (included)
  • Easy to install as either desktop or provided rack mount brackets
Control of this 8x8 Matrix HDMI 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.

Building upon our successful 5688p series, the SB-5688LCMs front panel includes an LCD display with two data display lines. Functional manual control is achieved through push buttons located on the front panel. External functional control is achieved through a RS-232 connection or through the IR Remote Control. The RS-232 connection allows functions to be controlled by systems like Control4 (drivers included) or many computerized software/hardware control systems.

Extended Display Identification (EDID) Data is a VESA standard data format that contains basic information about a HDTV and its capabilities, including vendor information, maximum image size, color characteristics, factory pre-set timings, frequency range limits, and character strings for the monitor name and serial number. The information is stored in the display and is used to communicate with the system through a Display Data Channel (DDC), which sites between the monitor and the source device. The system uses this information for configuration purposes so the HDTV and system can work together.

When using the SB-5688LCM Matrix Routing Switch, one-to-many or many-to-one connections can be established. You can easily connect any input device to any output device. You can also establish a single input device to many output devices, eliminating the need to constantly re-route video input and output cables.

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8x8 Matrix HDMI Switcher Specs:

  • Signals Supported: HD 1080P-@60Hz, H36-bit Deep color, 3D (1.4a) formats.
  • HDCP / CEC: HDCP 2.0 Compliant, CEC Compliant
  • Video Bandwidth: Double Data Rates: 225Mhz, Total 6.75Gbps bandwidth
  • Digital Video Supported:
    • Full HD resolution: 480i / 480p / 720p / 1080i / 1080p
    • Digital Audio Supported:
      • Multi Audio Formats 5.1 / 7.1, MAT(MLP)
      • Dolby Digital
      • Dolby TrueHD
      • Dolby Digital Plus
      • DTS, DTS-ES 6.1
      • DTS-HD, DTS-HD-HRA, DTS-HD Master
      • (PCM-2CH)
  • Controls:
    • IR Wireless Remote Controller
    • IR External port x 1 (OD 3.5mm Ear phone Jack)
    • Front panel buttons
    • RS-232
  • IR Extender Distance: 1,000 feet
  • Infrared Frequency: 38KHz
  • Safety Approvals: CE, FCC, RoHS(2002/95/EC)
  • Switcher Size (WxDxH): 19* x 9.85 x 1.75 inches (*with rackmount bracket) (482mm x 250mm x 44mm)
  • RS-232 Cable: Straight thru, 6 feet, 9D-M to 9D-F
  • Enviornment: Operational; 32 F - 100 F (0 C - 38 C)
  • Power Source: Output; 12VDC 5A, Input; 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz 1.2A

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This matrix features a set of 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 or 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 Matrix HDMI Switcher is compatible 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. Any APPLE TV with HDMI outputs
  11. A Roku with HDMI outputs
  12. A Vudu with HDMI outputs
  13. Many PC video cards with HDMI outputs
  14. Any high definition camcorder with a standare HDMI out or an optional type C to standard HDMI cable
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. All HDMI 1.3b compliant devices as well as with older 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 versions
  18. and other similar devices.

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HDTV Supply has this 8x8 Matrix HDMI Switcher in stock in our Texas warehouse so place your order at the above ADD TO CART button by 11AM PST and it can ship today or call us at 800-841-9238 to place your order.

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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 8x8 Matrix 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 8x8 Matrix HDMI Switcher 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
  • tHE 8x8 Matrix HDMI Switcher 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. The same is with long HDMI cables of a small gauge with an inline booster as they consume power also.

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: I've made EDID changes but don't see an affect.
A:
Make sure you have pressed the ENTER button.
  1. Press the EDID button
  2. Press the Destination button
  3. Press the Source button
  4. Press the ENTER button
  5. See the herein Users Manual for more.
Q: Would I be able to use 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 displays do not have the ability to decode anything other than 2 channel stereo when connected to a receiver via HDMI.

Q: Tell me about the LEDs.
A:
The power supply has an LED and it illuminates. The front panel power switch has a build-in LED and it illuminates when turned on. The Source Status LED will illuminate when an active HDMI cable is connected. The 5VDC on the HDMI source is what energizes the LED so it lights even without the SB-5688LCM power supply connected.

Q: Why should I want a 8x8 Matrix HDMI Switcher with CEC?
A:
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) allows your HDTVs remote to manage up to ten devices that are connected via HDMI (such as Blu-ray Disc players or home theater receivers) and no special programming is needed. You can use your TVs 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 have the CEC option, though, as this splitter does.

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 3 Year Limited Warranty on all Shinybow products. The warranty states that (a) this 8x8 Matrix HDMI Switcher 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 8x8 Matrix HDMI Switcher 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 8x8 Matrix HDMI Switcher, 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 this 8x8 Matrix HDMI Switcher. Please go to 5 Year Extended Warranty or see the above Options to purchase it.

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8x8 Matrix HDMI Switcher  w/9th Preview Port, FST & EDID
8x8 Matrix HDMI Switcher  w/9th Preview Port, FST & EDID
8x8 Matrix HDMI Switcher  w/9th Preview Port, FST & EDID

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