Question 4K from sky q on hdmi loop

jlbweb

Standard Member
Evening all,

I have a 4x4 over cat5e matrix which has hdmI loop out on each output. It is 6 years old and only supports 1080p output.
I use one of the hdmi outputs to a 4K tv which is above the matrix.

I have recently upgraded to sky q and wondered if there is a way of getting a 4K signal to the tv? Can I split it before the matrix for instance? If it helps at all the sky is the only source going into the matrix... am effectively using it as a 1x4.

Thanks

jon
 

ChuckMountain

Distinguished Member
No unfortunately you cannot just split a signal as it will be either 4k or 1080p outputting from the HDMI. You can get a (down) scaler that will take the input from from sky q at 4k and provide both a 4k and 1080p. They tend to be more expensive than a straight splitter and the cheaper ones might have issues with sky q.

Alternatively you might get a sky mini and use that to output to the matrix. At one point you needed to gave multi room to get 4K anyway
 

gibbsy

Moderator
Alternatively you might get a sky mini and use that to output to the matrix. At one point you needed to gave multi room to get 4K anyway
Sky still insist on you having at least one mini box and will charge you £14 a month for the unit. It will only output 1080.
 

jlbweb

Standard Member
I have multi room - however am using this to push sky to a cinema room that getting Cat cable to would be challenging (the joys of living in a barn!). I could get another multi room box but I don't like the "its only hired" mentality of sky... I will take a look at the downscales thanks. Its not the end of the world but would have been nice!
 

ChuckMountain

Distinguished Member
Sky still insist on you having at least one mini box and will charge you £14 a month for the unit. It will only output 1080.
Yes but 1080p is what the op wants. I appreciate the additional multi room costs but it is the same amount per month whether the op has one box or three /four. Currently they should be available for 50 each and given the op has already got it, this would be cheaper than buying a decent scaler.
 

ChuckMountain

Distinguished Member
I have multi room - however am using this to push sky to a cinema room that getting Cat cable to would be challenging (the joys of living in a barn!). I could get another multi room box but I don't like the "its only hired" mentality of sky... I will take a look at the downscales thanks. Its not the end of the world but would have been nice!
Yep, then it will cheaper to "rent" a new mini at a cost of 50 for self install. Also allows you to watch a separate channel via your matrix to the main box.
 

Joe Fernand

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If the signal is 4K, HDCP 2.2, SDR you can use an HDFury Integral or Integral² to provide you with a 4K, HDCP2.2, SDR plus HD, HDCP1.4, SDR 'mirror' of the signal - you will need to set the Source audio to something both Display devices support.


Joe
 

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