HDMI Matrix Switcher
HDMI matrix switchers can be complicated if research has not been done and if you are unsure about your application. Searching for the right HDMI matrix switch requires knowing the layout of the infrastructure & cabling. Knowing the number of inputs & outputs & the HDMI version of the devices you are working with is essential. Also, keep in mind the distance of your cable run & making sure the switcher you are selecting has the required standards such as HDCP pass through and EDID management. These are just a few important things the installer must know or have discussed with their client.
The goal of an HDMI matrix switcher is to “switch” between two or more AV source devices to any two or more displays that are connected to it. For example, if you own a Xbox game console & a Blu-Ray player, you can connect these two HDMI source devices to a matrix switcher that has at least two TVs connected to it and the user can control either the Xbox or Blu-ray player to show on either display #1 or display #2.
A typical matrix system may be an HDMI matrix 4x2, which is has 4 HDMI inputs and 2 HDMI outputs. This size matrix is found in residences and small business applications. An HDMI matrix 4x4 is a 4 HDMI inputs and 4 HDMI outputs. An HDMI matrix switch this size is ideal for large homes or a small sports bar. These systems come in larger chassis for larger applications. Let’s take a venue that has eight cable boxes and 8 HDTVs. For this scenario, an HDMI matrix 8x8 is the solution that is required if you want to control any of those eight cable boxes to show content on any of the eight displays.
BZB Express is in partnership with industry leading manufacturers to offer each and every client the HDMI matrix switcher solution suited for their venue. Our warehouse stocks HDMI matrix switchers from Atlona, Gefen, Avenview, Shinybow, Kramer, Purelink, TVOne, Matrox Video and more. Our BZB Express Consultants are prepared to answer any questions or concerns regarding your application. We are positive we can find the right HDMI matrix switch solution for you.