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8X4 Component Video Matrix Switcher

8X4 Component Video Matrix Switcher
8X4 Component Video Matrix Switcher

The 1080p rated Video Storm CRM84 component video matrix switcher allows you to send any 4 of 8 component video inputs to four unique outputs. The CRM84 allows you to add HDMI / DVI switching in the future.

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The 1080p rated Video Storm CRM84 component video matrix switcher allows you to send 4 of 8 component video inputs to four unique outputs. The CRM84 allows you you to add a 6 X 1 HDMI / DVI switching in the future.

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.

VIDEO STORM CRM84 COMPONENT VIDEO MATRIX SWITCHER FEATURES:

  • Add 8 component inputs to your HDTV
  • Switch any four of the 8 inputs to 4 independent ouputs
  • Superb build quality to look good in your home theater
  • 1080p rated for tomorrows HD equipment as well as todays
  • HD DVD and Blu-ray DVD player compatible
  • Will drive a 100 foot component output cable/output
  • Can be bought with, or add HDMI / DVI switching, in the future
  • 3 year warranty
The Video Storm CRM84 component video matrix switcher integrates everything you need to distribute all your HDTV video and audio sources to 4 different displays throughout your home.

This Component Video Matrix Switch can be used with:

  1. High definition Dish Network and DirecTV receivers with component outputs
  2. High definition TiVo's with component outputs
  3. High definition cable receivers with component outputs
  4. WII, Sony PS2, PS3, HD DVD and Blu-ray DVD players with component outputs
  5. Any Xbox with component outputs
  6. Any DVD player with component outputs
  7. A/V surround sound receivers / preamps with component switching
  8. PC video cards with component (Y-Pb-Pr, check your manual) outputs
  9. and other similar devices with component outputs.
The exciting Video Storm 1080p rated CRM84 allows the matrix switcher the option to field upgrade to add digital video switching (DVI & HDMI). When this option is installed, it adds the following features:
  • 6 Digital video inputs (3 DVI connectors, 3 HDMI connectors)
  • 1 Digital video output (HDMI style)
  • Auto switching option for digital video switching
  • Fully HDMI 1.3, HDCP and audio pass through compliant

HDMI Version 1.3 gives you:

  • Lipsync: They coordinate the output of audio and video which is important as all many types of video and audio equipment can cause unequal delay in the signal.
  • Double the Data Rate: Upgraded from 4.95 gigabits per second to 10.2 Gbps.
  • Deep color: The new spec HDMI 1.3 spec allows for billions of colors instead of millions.
  • Uncompressed audio: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio can be sent uncompressed.

Video Storm CRM84 component video matrix switcher features 8 input sets, each includes the following:

  • HDTV component video
  • Digital audio Coax / RCA
  • Digital audio TOSLINK / Optical
  • Analog audio R/L

4 independently controllable output sets, each includes the following:

  • HDTV component video
  • Digital audio Coax / RCA
  • Digital audio TOSLINK / Optical
  • Analog audio R/L
NOTE: The audio jack is usually dedicated for the switching of digital audio via the RCA connector. It can also be dedicated for composite video switching. One or the other can be used as video and audio on that connector and can't be mixed.

Other features of the Video Storm CRM84 component video matrix switcher:

  • Remote IR control with Zerokey code learning ability
  • RS-232 input for serial control
  • DC level correction on all video outputs
  • Professional quality video amps capable of driving our component video cables up to 300-feet long
  • Designed and tested to pass all video signals up to and including 1080p
  • Steel rack mountable case
  • Optional rack mounting ears

The Video Storm CRM84 has flexible control options and can be controlled by several methods, you can choose the one the best fits your home theater control scheme.

  • Manual control using the front panel buttons
  • IR control using a programmable remote.
  • IR control using your standard remote. Zero key can learn any remote keys to control CRM84
  • RS-232 control with a PC or your existing home theater controller
Each output is individually switchable. You can configure the CRM84 such that video and audio switch together (normal mode), or video and audio can be controlled separately (advanced mode).

Video Storm CRM84 component video matrix switcher DC level restoration: The Video Storm CRM84 component video matrix switcher contains an active DC level restoration circuit. The circuit will restore the DC levels on the output video to the proper specification levels regardless of what is present on the input.

The Video Storm CRM84 component video matrix switcher Video distribution: The Video Storm CRM84 component video matrix switcher is the ideal amplifier for driving long video cables in your home. Many vendors claim their products can do this, but very few can accomplish this without distortion of the video. The most important amplifier design factors in driving long cables are source impedance matching, output connector quality, amplifier bandwidth, and amplifier current drive and slew rate. Our amplifier uses the best components for all these, resulting in the best signal distribution you can get. If you are interested in video distribution, please see our information page for more tips on optimizing your network for zero distortion.

The Video Storm CRM84 component video matrix switcher ZeroKey technology: The matrix switcher can be controlled manually by toggle button, by remote control, or RS-232. The remote control interface uses ZeroKey infrared code cloning to map any remote control key to each of the inputs & outputs. ZeroKey technology is compatible with virtually all remote controls, and does not interfere with the normal operation of the remote.

Video Storm CRM84 component video matrix switch includes:

  • CRM84 component video matrix switch as pictured
  • 9V desktop power supply
  • Owners manual
  • 3 year factory direct warranty

Video Storm CRM84 component video matrix switch Specs:

24 (8 x 3) high definition component video inputs:

  • 75 Ohm terminated at all frequencies
  • Gold plated matched low impedance RCA jacks
  • 1Vpp nominal input swing (Ypbpr) or 1.3Vpp (Cvbs) 2.5Vpp maximum
  • Crosstalk < -80 dB

12 (4 x 3) HDTV component video outputs:

  • Source impedance 75 Ohms
  • Gold plated matched low impedance RCA jacks
  • All output sets individually controllable/switchable
  • High performance amplifiers capable of driving over 100ft of our component video cables per output
  • DC level restoration for maximum compatibility
  • Noise spectrum > 60 dB
  • -3dB bandwidth > 100 Mhz

16 (8 x 2)Analog audio inputs + 8 (4 x 2) Analog audio outputs:

  • All are gold plated matched low impedance RCA jacks
  • All feature soft switching to eliminate pops and clicks when changing inputs

8 Optical Digital audio inputs + 4 Optical Digital audio outputs:

  • Optical digital audio inputs have built in shutters, no plugs needed
  • Transcoding selected digital audio, optical => coax & coax => optical
  • Both output sets individually controllable/switchable

8 Coax Digital audio inputs + 4 Coax Digital audio outputs

  • All are gold plated matched low impedance RCA jacks
  • AC coupled to protect all connected equipment
  • Capable of driving over 100-feet of coax cables
  • Transcoding selected digital audio, optical => coax & coax => optical
  • Both output sets individually controllable/switchable
  • IR & RS-232 (DB9 female) control

Internal design

  • Flash programmable micro controller enables ZeroKey remote technology
  • Ultra wide bandwidth t-switch matrix prevents crosstalk or signal distortion
  • Independent professional quality video amplifiers for best performance
  • High reliability capacitors and self resetting fuse protection for long life
  • Designed and manufactured in the USA
  • Housing: Black steel rack mountable housing, 17" x 13" x 3.5" (2 RU)

Video Storm CRM84 component video matrix switcher optional features (CRM84D):

  • 6 Digital video inputs (3 DVI, 3 HDMI)
  • 1 Digital video output (HDMI style)
  • HDMI 1.3 rated
  • All HDMI 1.3 compliant devices as well as with older 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2 versions
  • Auto switching option for digital video switching
  • HDCP, CEC, and audio pass-through compatible
We recommend our 1080p tested HDMI cables, 1080p tested DVI cables and 1080p tested component video cables to be bought with the CRM84 so to keep the 1080p signal throughout your video chain.

NOTE 1: The above picture is shown with the optional DVI/HDMI digital video switching board installed.

NOTE 2: The optional HDMI / DVI switch is completely separate from the component matrix switching. The unit does not upconvert a component signal to HDMI or DVI or vice versa. It is a completely separate internal motherboard.

NOTE 3: This HDMI switch ships in the U.S. by FEDEX regardless of the type of shipping you chose and will ship at the delivery time you chose.

Your video is only as good as the component video switcher that connects it. Why not buy this 1080p rated Video Storm CRM84 component video matrix switcher today?





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The 1080p rated Video Storm CRM84 component video matrix switcher allows you to send 4 of 8 component video inputs to four unique outputs. The CRM84 allows you to add HDMI/DVI Switching in the future.


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