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Whole Home AV Matrix for Multi-Input and Multi-Output

Linus had a problem and solved it one way, but I'm thinking (and hoping) there is a better way.

Check out his video (posted below) and to me it sounds like he needs a multi-in multi-out HDMI extender over IP many-to-many 4K HDR 120Hz 4:4:4 with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision device with easy manipulation.

 

I would like the same thing, though I doubt anything exists that 100% fits, so options that are close are desired.

 

Idea:

A product similar to SIIG HDMI Over IP Extender Kit, Many to Many, IR Control, 4k60Hz,  gofanco 4K HDMI Extender Over IP, Matrix Configurable Kit, VuMatrix-FX HD 4K Matrix Over IP Extender, or products from J-Tech, OREI, AvenView, Tripp Lite. I’m sure some of these are just rebrands of the same tech.

We would need one transmitter per source and one receiver per destination.

Theoretically, this allows for up to 100 sources and 155 destinations on the same network with multiple destinations viewing the same source using IDs.

 

Issues:

There is a world of confusion, because the terminology, marketing and/or translations aren’t good.

There are many devices and companies that seem to offer the same thing, but digging in they don’t.

Some:

  • “over IP” devices for running through a switch or “over a single ethernet” device meaning TX and RX most be connected on a dedicated cable
  • matrixes require a special router
  • cannot have chained routers between the TX and RX
  • do 4K and don’t mention rate or chroma
  • don’t mention audio
  • contain IR single or bi-directional transmission
  • contain USB uplink
  • contain R232 transmission
  • contain videowall capabilities
  • have remotes, mobile apps, desktop/web apps and/or wall mount controls

 

Hope:

Over looking console controller connections for now (will definitely revisit to have multi-room “couch” coop 😊).

The hope is to have:

  • HDMI equipped/converted consoles, movie players, PCs and other sources be housed in one location
  • matrixed and sent to all of the destination screens
  • with as close to [4K 120Hz HDR 4:4:4 sampling Dolby Atmos and Vision audio without CEC] as possible
  • using the ethernet cabling
  • with easy to use remote/mobile app for switching inputs
  • low input lag (good point that I missed curtesy of HanZie82)

For me and others a reasonable price is hoped for as well, but Linus might go with a top price range (is it your fault Jake?!?)

 

 

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28 minutes ago, Josiah92 said:

The hope is to have:

  • HDMI equipped/converted consoles, movie players, PCs and other sources be housed in one location
  • matrixed and sent to all of the destination screens
  • with as close to [4K 120Hz HDR 4:4:4 sampling Dolby Atmos and Vision audio without CEC] as possible
  • using the ethernet cabling
  • with easy to use remote/mobile app for switching inputs

For me and others a reasonable price is hoped for as well, but Linus might go with a top price range (is it your fault Jake?!?)

 

So nothing about input lag?
Would be for me the most important part.
And you would sacrifice so much latency when you have to translate the signal into other types.
Thats also why most likely these things weren't taken into consideration, as with most of those the latency is in the hundreds of milliseconds which just ruins gaming.

When i ask for more specs, don't expect me to know the answer!
I'm just helping YOU to help YOURSELF!
(The more info you give the easier it is for others to help you out!)

Not willing to capitulate to the ignorance of the masses!

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2 hours ago, HanZie82 said:

So nothing about input lag?
Would be for me the most important part.
And you would sacrifice so much latency when you have to translate the signal into other types.
Thats also why most likely these things weren't taken into consideration, as with most of those the latency is in the hundreds of milliseconds which just ruins gaming.

So True!

Input lag is an extremely important spec that isn't covered by most of the companies or products.

I'm hoping at least a few companies will be willing to converse about the latency, because it does seem like something manufacturers and sellers could test (I wont say easily or accurately).

It might be that some point-to-point products might be better due to no compression and not routing, but having the stats and info is important.

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