HDMI Video Matrix a reality?

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HDMI Video Matrix a reality?

Postby atlreguy » Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:25 pm

http://www.digitalextender.com/SearchRe ... egoryID=19

RTcom USA 6x6 HDMI 1.3 only 4,999.00 :)

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Postby ricks » Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:09 pm

Shoot, might as well spend the extra $3K and get the 8X8. :D Wonder what it would cost for all that HDMI cable... maybe another $3K?

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Postby atlreguy » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:55 am

Depends on the length. I have been testing a HDMI over CAT 5 extender from Ethereal. Seems to work good. I am a dealer for Ethereal - It is still about a ~ $400 investment per area. But you don't have to worry about knicking a cable somewhere in the wall and losing a $200 - $300 cable.

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Postby bigDvette » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:28 am

You can get a 4x2 extender for $89 from monoprice. it is actually cheaper to buy 4 1x2 splitters for $15 each and for $150 you have a 4x4 splitter.

Just another way to go.

I don't work for monoprice and I did run a 75 foot drop to my downstairs TV for just over $100 for the cable with built in equalizer for 1.3 signal.

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Postby bjdraw » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:50 pm

I have a 50' run from monoprice and it works perfect. The only problem I had was finding a long drill bit big enough to drill through the fireboards in my wall. In the end I had to trim the rubber around the end of the cable to get it through.

The signal is perfect, I use it to connect my Blu-ray player to my Pioneer 6010, cause it's the only way to get 1080p24. I use a component matrix switch for everything else.
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Wonder how much?

Postby Ranger Home Automation » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:13 pm

http://www.cepro.com/article/gefen_puls ... :04:38:00Z

if this works, its an industry changing idea, IMO. Everyone already already has coax. Wonder how many cables?

Geffen so it likely hundreds and hundred and hundreds. Which sucks.

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Postby atlreguy » Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:05 pm

Maybe they will have it on display at EHX. I will be interested in seeing it. I think for the time being component matrix to all tv's, modulation for legacy components and hdmi for main view / theater area will work. just my 2 cents. I have been using one of Ethereal's HDMI CAT5 Extenders to my main viewing area and it works great. Its allot easier to run CAT5 and I don't have to worry about kinking a 75 + foot run of HDMI.


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