Affordable HDBaseT Matrix Switcher

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  1. David Ch

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    Hello guys,

    What would be your recommendation for an affordable HDBaseT Matrix Switcher?, at least 4x4.

    The market is so big that it's difficult to zero in on a single one, what would be the best ones (price/quality wise) currently out there?

    Thanks.
     
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    Hi David, as a manufacturer of HDBaseT systems it all depends on what you're looking for. Do you need a 4K-capable matrix? Or all your set top boxes 1080p?

    Let us know,

    Dee
     
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    We would obvioulsy say the ones we sell so you may as well have a look.

    HDBaseT

    However its also the pre/after sales service and backup that are just as important as price, and thats what we pride ourselves on. Lots of pitfalls with HDMI so give me a ring/email if you need any assistance
     
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    Probably just 1080p.

    One of our current projects features a 4K matrix switcher from Crestron, and the lack of 4K sources out there is somewhat confusing given all the marketing that's been going on for 4K. Even the new Apple TV doesn't support 4K.

    Will definitely take a look!

    The first option looks awesome btw.
     
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    4K is a nightmare and even the wrong term really as doesnt help with what standard you are actually looking for .

    UHD is a better term as now been defined requiring HDCP2.2 and HDMI2.0

    Seb
     
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    What type of Project(s) to are you working on?

    As others have said you need to be clear about what you require with '4K' - you need to know is it 60fps or 30fps, HDR, HDCP2.2 or 2.0...

    You also have to know how to manage the signal routing if you have a mix of display capabilities.

    HDBT has only just released an update to its (still pretty rare) 2nd Generation chip set to cover some of what UHD BD has to offer - most HDBT kit is 2160p30 with HDCP 2.0 and no HDR.

    Joe
     
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    Hey David,

    We offer a [email protected] 4:2:0 (output) capable matrix with HDCP 2.2 content protection that supports the full HDBaseT-Pro feature set ([email protected]:2:0 up to 70m, 1080p to 100m, PoH display receivers with 10/100 Ethernet passthrough). Here is the retail pricing.... if you are a professional custom installer integrating products like Crestron, then give us a call on 01684 576 348 and apply for a trade account with us. Ask for Dee or Ben... alternatively you can apply for trade pricing on line here.

     
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    Hello guys,

    What would be your recommendation for an affordable HDBaseT Matrix Switcher?, at least 4x4.

    The market is so big that it's difficult to zero in on a single one, what would be the best ones (price/quality wise) currently out there?

    Just be careful that the company that you do opt for, will carry spares for your unit. After spending over £1600 just over 5 years ago for my unit, the Company (listed above) cant repair it, as they cant get a new board.
     
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    OOPS, sorry should read 4 years old
     
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    You'd find a similar situation with pretty much all modern AV electronics. Especially something that moves as fast ad HDMI switching. Why would someone keep parts for obsolete equipment? Even when parts are available they're prohibitively expensive. I tried to get a Dennon AVR repaired recently and the HDMI board + fitting just wasn't worth it. I'd hope that whoever it was would offer you a great deal on a new replacement though?
     

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