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8x8 Component Video Matrix Switcher
8x8 Component Video Matrix Switcher

8x8 Component Video Matrix Switcher - Upgradeable to 8X16 & 8X24 - "Please read the complete page and agree"

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This rack mountable 8x8 Component Video Matrix Switcher has been discontinued a replaced with our 8x8 Component Matrix Switcher w/o Audio

NO ORDER WILL BE ACCEPTED UNLESS YOU TELL US IN THE CART COMMENTS YOU HAVE READ THIS COMPLETE PAGE. READ THIS CAREFULLY & THE "6 NOTES BELOW" BEFORE YOU BUY. AGAIN, NO ORDER WILL BE ACCEPTED UNLESS YOU TELL US IN THE CART COMMENTS YOU HAVE READ THIS COMPLETE PAGE.

This rack mountable 8x8 Component Video Matrix Switcher is designed to work as a switcher for up to 8 video sources going to up to 8 displays. It competes with 8X8 component video matrix switchers that sell for >$2,000. 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 matrix switcher was designed as a 8X8 "composite video and audio" (with yellow, red & white connectors) switcher using 300MHz video amps on all inputs and outputs. It works very well as a 8X8 "component video" matrix switcher because of those amps but does not switch audio as those inputs / outputs are used for the other 2 cables needed for the 3 wire red - green - blue component signal.

The unit does not have audio so if you need that see our 8X8 Component Video + Digital / Analog Audio Matrix Switcher or buy 2.

This matrix switch can upgraded to an 8X16 and 8X24 but with the below caveats. The prices are above and include the appropriate amount ( 8 for an 8X16 and 16 for an 8X24 ) of front end 1x2 component splitters, the required 3 foot component cables and one or 2 more of these matrix switchers. If you need info on how to wire it just call us at 800-841-9238 or email support @ hdtvsuppy dot com

READ THIS CAREFULLY & THE "6 NOTES BELOW" BEFORE YOU BUY.

This 8X8 matrix switcher was designed as a 8X8 "composite video and audio" (with yellow, red & white connectors) switcher using 300MHz video amps on all inputs and outputs.

It works very well as a 8X8 "component video" matrix switcher because of those amps but does not switch audio as those inputs / outputs are used for the other 2 cables needed for the 3 wire red - green - blue component signal.

The colors of the connectors will not be matched also. You will have to hook the red video cable up with the red input, blue video cable up with the white input and the green video cable wires to the yellow input as this is the sync cable. If you change the order it may not work correctly.

If you need an 8X8 component video matrix switcher and don't need audio this is an incredible find & buy! We have sold 100's to budget conscious bars, restaurants and home theater users.

If you can live with the small defects in this 8X8 matrix switch you can expand it to a 8X16 or 8X24 and above. See the above prices.

If you need to switch audio now or in the future just buy another one to switch the audio or see our 1080p 8X8 Component Video + Digital / Analog Audio Matrix Switcher w/RS-232 + IR Remote.

We do not warranty this unit with long cheap component video cables. Do not use this 8X8 matrix switcher with long runs of RG-59, or similar, high capacitance cables. Only use our component video cables or good RG-6 quad shield cables. We also recommend only soldered connectors and not crimp-on, due to their high capacitance, if you are making your own cables.

Print this out when you order one and have it handy for your installation.


This component matrix switcher is capable of switching 8 component signals only (no audio) between eight sources and eight displays with compatible inputs. A maximum bandwidth of 300MHz will support a sharp and highly defined video. 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.

It completely eliminates the need to constantly move around video input and output cables. RS-232 control allows the switcher to be controlled by a computerized system such as HTPC and in this case eliminates the need for an infrared remote control.

The 8:8 Matrix Switcher works with all video equipment that has proper component connections such as Cable and Satellite receivers, Computers, Video Surveillance, DVD players, VCR's and so on.

8x8 Component Video Matrix Switcher Features:

  • Switches component video between multiple sources and displays.
  • Allows connection of 8 sources and 8 displays
  • The switcher can't be stacked with another to make a 16X16 matrix switcher
  • Supports resolutions up to 1080p ( if used as a component switch )
  • No audio switching
  • Installs in seconds
Note 2: We do not warranty this unit with long cheap component video cables. Do not use this 8X8 matrix switcher with long runs of RG-59, or similar, high capacitance cables. Only use our component video cables or good RG-6 quad shield cables. We also recommend only soldered connectors and not crimp-on, due to their high capacitance, if you are making your own cables.

Note 3: Some buyers have noted a slight green tinge to the video that may be minimized by the HDTV's TINT control. You may be able to minimize this by setting the TV's MENU to STANDARD or MOVIE, and turn off all enhancements in the TV menus as they add nothing to the picture.

All TV's should be calibrated whether you buy this device or not. Use our AVIA II calibration DVD to set the video to its optimum value.

Note 4: Some buyers have noted a mis-colorization and streaking of Guide & MENU's from cable and satellite boxes. This anomaly may show up with high definition video and cannot be adjusted out. Remember, this is an 8X8 component video matrix switch for <$500 and may be perfect for bars and restaurant but may not be for homes where the highest picture quality is necessary. Most customers say this is a minor issue because of the <$500 price but do not buy it if you need a perfect picture. Buy the below true 8X8 component matrix switcher.

Note 5: The switcher can't be stacked with another to make a 16X16 matrix switcher. If you need more inputs buy another and wire them in parallel. If you need a 16X16 see our 16X16 component matrix switcher.

Note 6: One must remember that this is a composite matrix switcher, not component, and even though the amps are 300 MHz there are other factors that determine picture quality. If you want the utmost in picture quality on an 8X8 component matrix switcher then you should buy one dedicated to component switching. If you have a budget issue and or in an environment, like a bar or restaurant, where a step down in picture quality would not be noticeable than this is for you. We have hundreds in the above environment! Do not buy it if you need a perfect picture!

Do not buy this 8X8 switcher unless you are comfortable with the above anomalies or call us at 800-841-9238 to discuss your application! There is a 15% restocking fee on this product.

Why not buy this 8x8 Component Video ( only ) Matrix Switcher today?



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READ THIS CAREFULLY & THE "6 NOTES BELOW" BEFORE YOU BUY.

This 8X8 matrix switcher was designed as a 8X8 "composite video and audio" (with yellow, red & white connectors) switcher using 300MHz video amps on all inputs and outputs.

It works very well as a 8X8 "component video" matrix switcher because of those amps but does not switch audio as those inputs / outputs are used for the other 2 cables needed for the 3 wire red - green - blue component signal.

The colors of the connectors will not be matched also. You will have to hook the red video cable up with the red input, blue video cable up with the white input and the green video cable wires to the yellow input as this is the sync cable. If you change the order it may not work correctly.

If you need an 8X8 component video matrix switcher and don't need audio this is an incredible find & buy! We have sold 100's to budget conscious bars, restaurants and home theater users.

If you can live with the small defects in this 8X8 matrix switch you can expand it to a 8X16 or 8X24 and above. See the above prices.

If you need to switch audio now or in the future just buy another one to switch the audio or see our 1080p 8X8 Component Video + Digital / Analog Audio Matrix Switcher w/RS-232 + IR Remote.

We do not warranty this unit with long cheap component video cables. Do not use this 8X8 matrix switcher with long runs of RG-59, or similar, high capacitance cables. Only use our component video cables or good RG-6 quad shield cables. We also recommend only soldered connectors and not crimp-on, due to their high capacitance, if you are making your own cables.

Note 1: This unit does not transcode the video signal. For example, a Y-Pb-Pr input from a DVD player cannot be switched & converted to a Y-Cb-Cr computer device.

Note 2: We do not warranty this unit with long cheap component video cables. Do not use this 8X8 matrix switcher with long runs of RG-59, or similar, high capacitance cables. Only use our component video cables or good RG-6 quad shield cables. We also recommend only soldered connectors and not crimp-on, due to their high capacitance, if you are making your own cables.

Note 3: Some buyers have noted a slight green tinge to the video that may be minimized by the HDTV's TINT control. You may be able to minimize this by setting the TV's MENU to STANDARD or MOVIE, and turn off all enhancements in the TV menus as they add nothing to the picture.

All TV's should be calibrated whether you buy this device or not. Use our AVIA II calibration DVD to set the video to its optimum value.

Note 4: Some buyers have noted a mis-colorization and streaking of Guide & MENU's from cable and satellite boxes. This anomaly may show up with high definition video and cannot be adjusted out. Remember, this is an 8X8 component video matrix switch for <$500 and may be perfect for bars and restaurant but may not be for homes where the highest picture quality is necessary. Most customers say this is a minor issue because of the <$500 price but do not buy it if you need a perfect picture. Buy the below true 8X8 component matrix switcher.

Note 5: The switcher can't be stacked with another to make a 16X16 matrix switcher. If you need more inputs buy another and wire them in parallel. If you need a 16X16 see our 16X16 component matrix switcher.

Note 6: One must remember that this is a composite matrix switcher, not component, and even though the amps are 300 MHz there are other factors that determine picture quality. If you want the utmost in picture quality on an 8X8 component matrix switcher then you should buy one dedicated to component switching. If you have a budget issue and or in an environment, like a bar or restaurant, where a step down in picture quality would not be noticeable than this is for you. We have hundreds in the above environment! Do not buy it if you need a perfect picture!

Do not buy this 8X8 switcher unless you are comfortable with the above anomalies or call us at 800-841-9238 to discuss your application!

Print this out when you order one and have it handy for your installation.

This Component Video Matrix Switch can be used with the video (only) outputs of:

  1. Any high definition Dish Network and DirecTV receiver with component outputs
  2. High definition TiVo' swith component outputs
  3. Any high definition cable receiver with component outputs
  4. Canadian Rogers, Shaw, Bell ExpressVu and Star Choice receivers with component outputs
  5. Any "Over The Air" (OTA) high definition receiver with component outputs
  6. WII, Sony PS2 and PS3, HD DVD and Blu-ray DVD players with component outputs
  7. Any Xbox360 with component outputs
  8. Any upconverting DVD player with component outputs
  9. Any DVHS VCR with component outputs
  10. An APPLE TV with component outputs
  11. Any PC video card with (Y-Pb-Pr, check your manual) component outputs
  12. Any high definition camcorder with component outputs
  13. Many A/V surround sound receivers with component switching.
  14. and other similar devices.

Component Audio Video Cables
Component Audio Video Cables

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Component Video to Cat5 Extender Set - Sends >600'
Component Video to Cat5 Extender Set - Sends >600'

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8x8 Component Video Matrix Switcher Specifications:

  • Matrix IC Video Bandwidth: >300MHz
  • Matrix IC Audio Bandwidth: >300MHz
  • Op Amp Bandwidth: >200MHz
  • Resolutions: up to 1080p ( if used as a component switch )
  • Video Input Connectors: 8 sets of 3-RCA
  • Video Output Connectors: 8 sets of 3-RCA
  • RS232 control
  • A remote control is included
  • Net Weight: 7 lbs
  • Power Consumption: 1000mA~3000mA (max.)
  • Power Supply: 12VDC; 1000mA~3000mA
  • Switcher Size: (L/W/H) 17.32 x 7.80 x 1.73 inch

8x8 Component Video Matrix Switcher Package Includes:

  • 8:8 Matrix Switcher
  • Rack mounts
  • IR Remote Control
  • Instruction Manual
  • AC/DC Adapter: 12VDC, 1000mA~3000mA
  • RS-232 driver CD (Windows 98/2000/XP only)
  • Warranty: 3 year labor/parts manufacturers warranty.

8x8 Component Video Matrix Switcher Remote Control Features:

  • 8 discrete input buttons
  • 8 discrete output buttons
  • Off / On switch
  • Picture below
  • Teachable to any learning remote like the Harmony, Sony, URC, Pronto, etc
Note 1: This unit does not transcode the video signal. For example, a Y-Pb-Pr input from a DVD player cannot be switched & converted to a Y-Cb-Cr computer device.



8x8 Component Matrix Switcher w/o Audio
8x8 Component Matrix Switcher w/o Audio

Price: $599.00Today's price: $474.95
(You Save: 21%)


HDTV Supply has this 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.





8x8 Component Video Matrix Switcher
8x8 Component Video Matrix Switcher

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