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4X2 HDMI Matrix Switcher w/Separate Dolbly Digital Optical Out - ARC

4X2 HDMI Matrix Switcher w/Separate Dolbly Digital Optical Out - ARC
4X2 HDMI Matrix Switcher w/Separate Dolbly Digital Optical Out - ARC


4X2 HDMI Matrix Switcher w/User-Adustable EDID & Separate SPDIF & Stereo Outs & 2D & 3D

User Adjustable EDID to change the displays EDID from 2-CH to 5.1-CH

Very Small with the connectors on 3-sides

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This 4X2

HDMI Matrix Switcher

w/EDID & Audio Outs is designed to work as a switcher for multiple sources and displays. Because it is a matrix switcher it allow the any input to be routed to any output or the same input to be routed to all outputs or any combination. The digital sound output can be also used with sound bars with digital inputs.

NOTE: A MAJOR feature of this 4X2 HDMI Matrix Switcher w/EDID & Audio Outs is you can set the EDID via DIP switches on the back of the 4X2 HDMI Matrix Switcher to set up different audio signals so that it can auto-sense the correct audio to output or you can manually set the switches for either two or five channel. Many 4X2 HDMI Matrix Switchers do not work this way as they get the EDID from your widescreen or projector of which is normally 2-channel. Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic surround sources work on the SPDIF automatically through the switch. The STB and DVD player work with 5.1 surround content.

HDMI Matrix Switcher Features:

  • User Adjustable EDID via DIP switches on the 4X2 HDMI Matrix Switcher to set up different audio signals
  • 2D and 3D compliant
  • HDMI v1.3 and HDCP V1.2
  • Supports video color formats of 24-bit, deep color 30-bit, 36bit; Support XvYCc
  • EDID manipulation feature to support SPDIF digital audio format: DTS-HD / Dolby trueHD / LPCM7.1 / DTS / Dolby-AC3 / DSD or Hi-Fi Stereo 3.5mm outputs @ Output A
  • Note: The Audio Button on the remote switches between stereo audio mode and surround sound mode for SPDIF output
  • Supports highest resolutions up to 1080p
  • Supports 225 MHz/2.25 Gbps per channel (6.75 Gbps all channel) bandwidth
  • Supports 12-bit per channel (36-bit all channel) Deep Color
  • Supports x.v.Color
  • Supports HDCP
  • Supports Audio Return Channel (ARC)
  • Supports compressed audio, such as DTS Digital, Dolby Digital, DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD
  • Supports all HDMI 3D video modes
  • Supports the Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature
  • Switches HDMI between 4-sources and 2-displays.
  • Supports resolutions up to 1080p
  • Installs in seconds
  • Inputs and Outputs can be easily controlled by push-buttons or remote control
  • Ideal for home theater integration, conference room and retail stores.
  • Compatible with all HDMI sources and displays.
  • Supports high resolution input/output:
    PC: VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA and UXGA (1600x1200) & HDTV: 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 1080i and 1080p
  • IR remote control with discrete codes
The 4X2 HDMI Matrix Switcher w/EDID & Audio Outs has 4-HDMI inputs and has a audio converter which converts the HDMI audio signal from any of the 4-HDMI inputs and distributes it simultaneously to the audio output in HDMI, SPDIF and 3.5 mm stereo formats. That way you can integrate any type of sound system, even if it doesn't directly support HDMI audio.

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HDMI Matrix Switcher Technical Specifications:

  • Our newest Advanced HDMI True Matrix 4x2, Any Input to Any Output
  • Audio Signal from Any Input Can Be Obtained from SPDIF Digital Optical @ Output A
  • HDMI 1.3 Certified Support 1080P, 3D Video and Digital Surround Sound Setup
  • Audio: DTS-HD/Douby-trueHD/LPCM7.1/Dolby-AC3/DSD or Stereo
  • Full Metal Compact Jacket, Durable Construction (Not cheap plastic package).
  • Frequency bandwidth: 1.65Gbps (single link)
  • Resolution: up to 1080p
  • Input/Output: HDMI female ports
  • Power Supply: 5V DC
  • Package Length: 7.9 inches
  • Package Width: 5.8 inches
  • Package Height: 2.2 inches
  • Package Weight: 1.15 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 year parts & labor warranty

HDMI Matrix Switcher Package Includes:

  • 4X2 HDMI Matrix Switcher w/EDID & Audio Outs
  • 5VDC Power Supply Adapter
  • Operation Manual

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This 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. Both APPLE-TV's with HDMI outputs
  11. A Boxee with HDMI ouputs
  12. A VuDu with HDMI outputs
  13. A Hulu with HDMI outputs
  14. A Roku with HDMI outputs
  15. Many PC video cards with HDMI outputs
  16. Any high definition camcorder with an optional type C to standard HDMI cable
  17. Many A/V surround sound receivers with HDMI switching that include the proper chip set and output amp. Call your AV receiver supplier to discuss your application or us.
  18. 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.
  19. 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 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 HDMI Matrix 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
  • 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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USER TIPS: When the HDMI Matrix Switcher is in 2CH mode, it will tell all the video sources connected to this switch to send audio in 2CH and when switch is in 5.1CH mode, it will also tell all video sources that it can support 5.1CH audio. The video sources should ALWAYS send the highest audio and video formats if they are supported, so as long as the source material has 5.1CH audio content, it will send audio in 5.1CH. But if the source content does NOT have 5.1CH, it will still send 2CH audio even if the switch asks for 5.1CH.

If the HDMI Matrix Switcher is in 5.1CH mode, you will not have sound from the TV, to solve this problem, you have to return to the 2CH mode. Just use that audio / reset button to solve this problem. Also, the 3.5mm stereo analog audio output can only have sound if the audio format coming into the switch is 2CH, it WILL NOT have sound if the audio is in 5.1CH format. The SPDIF output will always have sound, identical to the audio coming into the HDMI Matrix Switcher, either in 5.1CH or 2CH.

HDMI splitter, switcher, and matrix, ...etc, do NOT change audio format; 2CH audio comes in, 2CH audio goes out; 5.1CH comes in, 5.1CH goes out. It is the video source unit decides what audio format it will pick to send out. How does video source know what audio format is good? It is the audio code in the EDID (please google EDID to understand what is EDID) memory chip placed at the HDMI inputs of your display units. It tells video source the acceptable audio format that it can take, so video source will send audio in the correct format for your TV to have sound.

Most TVs can only take 2CH stereo sound, so in order to use your receiver to get 5.1CH surround sound from the SPDIF output of this HDMI Matrix Switcher, the audio EDID from TV has to be hacked to tell the video source to send audio in 5.1CH instead of 2CH. We use this HDMI Matrix Switcher to intercept the EDID code from the TV, modify it then send to the video source, this is what the "audio" button on the remote does. Every push of that button will switch the audio EDID between 2CH and 5.1CH.

The optical / SPDIF audio outupt has the same audio copy of the audio in output A. The audio for output B is still carried by the HDMI cable from output B.

Now, how do you know whether you are in 2CH mode or 5.1CH mode, there comes the "reset" button on the unit, the unit will always be set to "2CH" mode after reset.

When the HDMI Matrix Switcher is in 2CH mode, it will tell all the video sources connected to this matrix to send audio in 2CH; when matrix is in 5.1CH mode, it will also tell all video sources that it can support 5.1CH audio. The video sources should ALWAYS send the highest audio and video formats if they are supported, so as long as the source material has 5.1CH audio content, it will send audio in 5.1CH. But if the source content does NOT have 5.1CH, it will still send 2CH audio even if the matrix asks for 5.1CH.

Because the HDMI Matrix Switcher has two outputs, so this special 5.1CH surround sound supporting feature has its consequence. In 5.1CH mode, you can get the 5.1CH audio from the SPDIF output to go to your receiver, but if you also use output B to go to a TV, but if that TV can't take 5.1CH audio, then you will not get sound. Because there is no way to tell the video sources to send 2CH to get to output B and send 5.1CH to get to output A, (also, at any time, the video source unit will only send audio in one format, not both) so if you need to use both output A and output B AT THE SAME TIME, and one of them can't take 5.1CH audio, then you can't have sound for both, to solve this problem, you have to return to the 2CH mode. Just use that audio / reset button to solve this problem.

Also, the 3.5mm stereo analog audio output can only have sound if the audio format coming into the matrix is 2CH, it WILL NOT have sound if the audio is in 5.1CH format. The SPDIF output will always have sound, identical to the audio coming into the matrix, either in 5.1CH or 2CH.

So, if someone complains that the matrix only pass 2CH sound, and couldn't get 5.1CH or the other way, their complains / reviews are completely wrong. Because these units don't have the capability to modify audio format, they simply pass. If somebody gets 2CH audio, that is because the audio coming into the HDMI Matrix Switcher is 2CH. If someone complains of no audio, it is because the speaker unit doesn't understand the incoming audio format, so it can't produce sound (assuming video source does send audio). Always use that "reset" button to RESET this HDMI Matrix Switcher if you don't get audio, then go from there.

Regarding more advanced audio formats, such as Dolby TrueHD, HDMI output has the bandwidth capability to carry them, but the SPDIF optical audio does NOT have sufficient bandwidth to support Dolby TrueHD bit rate. This apply to all SPDIF optical link on earth. Most Blu-ray DVD allows user to select available audio formats, so if you want to enjoy Dolby TrueHD, you can use HDMI output B to connect to a AV receiver if output A goes to the TV directly in a 1x2 splitter setup; in this case, HDMI output B becomes the audio output port to get the most advanced audio formats, which the SPDIF can't support.

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About Video:

For 3D application, unless both the TVs connected to output A and output B are 3D capable, then please do NOT share the same 3D video source; if you do, the 3D video source will not send video in 3D. So, if someone complains that he doesn't get 3D video, and only gets 2D video instead, and blame this unit not passing 3D content, it is incorrect. Because this matrix can not modify the incoming 3D content and convert it to 2D, it is the video source senses a 2D TV out there, and it will not send video in 3D, because if it does, that 2D TV will not have picture. This is HDMI protocol. Please do not complain. Appreciate it, because it offers the best compatibility.

This is why all HDMI matrixes are designed to not have the smart switching / jumping feature (found in HDMI swtich); any input can go to any output, so that user can assgn the 3D TV to a 3D source and AT THE SAME TIME assign the other 2D TV to another input, to not interfere with the 3D input (even if the only active input is the 3D input).

4x2 Matrix can be used as a 4x1 switcher, in this case, every output picks different input, there should not be any problem in this operation. But 4x2 matrix can also be used as 1x2 splitter, when it is in splitter mode, both outputs share the same input signal, in this mode, switching speed is determined by the HDMI protocol processing time of the video source unit.

About the 1x2 splitter mode, it is when one display is switched to join the other display to share the same input: for example, output A is on input 2, and output B is on input 3, then output B switches to input 2 as well, in this move, the matrix is now working in 1x2 mode, as both displays are sharing input 2.

In some random and rare cases (depends on display units and video source compatibility tolerance, timing overlaps), one of the two displays may not have video, this is because during the switching window, one of the displays did not send its EDID info to the matrix in time, which misleads the matrix to believe that the display is in off mode, so it will not send video to that display (power saving feature); the simple fix is to push the remote button / selection again. For example, if both output A and B are sharing input 2, and output A does not have video after the switching, just push the input A2 button for output A once more, this will fix it, as it tells the matrix that output A needs to be on.

To reduce compatibility related issues, it is always better to connect output A to the newer TV (1080P) and output B to the older TV (1080i).

No reset is needed.

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HDTV Supply includes a 1 Year Limited Warranty on this HDMI Matrix 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 HDMI Matrix Switcher 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 HDMI Matrix Switcher. Please go to Extended Warranties or see the above Options to purchase it.

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4X2 HDMI Matrix Switcher w/Separate Dolbly Digital Optical Out - ARC
4X2 HDMI Matrix Switcher w/Separate Dolbly Digital Optical Out - ARC

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