4×4 HDMI True Matrix Switch / Splitter with IR Remote Control – HDMI v1.3 & 3D Support
Tested 100% with all common HDMI sources such as HDPVR, Apple TV Player, Mvix (HDMI Version), Sony Playstation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, DVD players and Blu-ray Players on the SA market.
HDMI devices (any source / player, LCD, Plasma etc) have different results when inserting HDMI Repeater devices depending on the equipment you are using (a repeater device is any switch / splitter / extender etc). Please ensure to get confirmation from the manufacturer of your source / player / LCD that the specific player or LCD can communicate via a HDMI Repeater. Some source devices might not allow any HDMI device between itself and the LCD and will only function via a direct HDMI cable to the LCD. The opposite is also possible where the LCD needs a direct connection to the source / player and will not accept a regenerated signal from a HDMI Repeater device. Your display or source manufacturer can confirm if their product supports the functions required.
Make the 4×4 True Matrix Switch / Splitter the heart of any truely complex and impressive home theater system. The device features 4 inputs and 4 independently assignable outputs giving you true flexibility and the ability to have various media playing on different screens. Great for coreographing an awe inspiring multi-media experience or simply allowing multiple members of the family the freedom to watch from whatever source they choose on their own screen.
Sample Installation Diagram:
● Support for Deep Color Signal.
● Supports RS232 serial port for own automation commands from PC or Laptop.
● Autoskip for unconnected inputs.
● Operating temp: -5 to +35 degrees C (-41 to +95 degrees F)
● Data transfer speed: 2.25 Gbps x 3
● Input Video Signal: 0.5-1.0 volts p-p
● Input DDC Signal: 5 volts p-p (TTL)
● Max working current: 1800mA
● Power adapter format: Input AC (50Hz.60Hz) 100V-240V; Output DC 5V
● Output Video: HDMI 1.3 + HDCP 1.0/1.1/1.2
● Support Resolution : 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p / 480p / 576i / 480i
● Full-HD Chain: 1080p cascade above 6 layers
● Support video color format: deep color 24bit/36bit
● Support audio format: PCM, Dolby-AC3, DTS 7.1, DSD, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Master Audio
● HDMI output cable distance: <=15m (can be extended with amplifier in most cases)
● HDMI version: 1.3a
● HDCP version: 1.2
● HDMI 1.3a compliance.
● High bandwidth pass through with support for deep color and advanced digital audio formats.
● 4 inputs and 4 independent outputs.
● IR remote control.
● AC/DC Power Adapter included.
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As the name states this is a True Matrix switcher meaning you can independently assign any of the 4 inputs to each of the 4 outputs. The device is 1.3a spec’d meaning it will pass the high output signal needed to enjoy Deep Color video. Additionally, the device will support new high resolution, multi-channel digital audio formats. The unit also comes with a remote control with direct access input buttons for each out the ouputs.
HDMI CABLES AND EQUIPMENT SHOULD NEVER BE CONNECTED / DISCONNECTED WHILE YOUR EQUIPMENT IS POWERED ON SINCE THE HDMI PORT CARRIES A LOW VOLTAGE BUT CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT WHEN PLUGGED / UNPLUGGED WHILE POWERED ON. The sequence below should be followed when installing new cables or equipment between source/player and LCD / Plasma.
1.) Power-off all equipment (At the wall socket).
2.) Connect all Cables, Splitters, Switches, Extenders within HDMI Distribution Network.
3.) Power on all Splitters, Switches, Extenders within HDMI Distribution Network.
4.) Power on all LCD / Plasma’s and set to HDMI input from HDMI Distribution Network.
5.) Power on Sources / Players (Sources negotiates HDCP Handshake via HDMI Network to displays which is set to HDMI input to respond to handshake).
After power-on sequence was done, the inputs on the LCD / Plasma can be changed normally and source / displays can be powered on/off as usual. The equipment within the HDMI Distribution Network should never be powered off and if powered off should be powered on first. LCD’s should always be powered on first during normal usage and set to the correct HDMI input port before the source/players are powered on. Repeat this power-on sequence after a general power failure has occurred. Power-on sequence is recommended for HD PVR / Blu-rays and most HDCP devices.
Please check the Home Entertainment Wiring Diagram section on our website for common uses of this switch and for alternative wiring options.
Use high quality Surge Protection plugs on your equipment to ensure unstable power from electrical wall socket / electrical surges will have less chance of damaging your equipment. a UPS (Uninterruptible power supply) is highly recommended in all areas of your home or business where LCD’s, players and HDMI Equipment is installed.