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Matrix Switcher

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by s_tether, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. s_tether

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    Hi

    I am after a 4 input, 4 output S-video and audio matrix switcher with IR control to route any of 4 sources to any of 4 zones. I have found a Kramer but it is very expensive and does not have IR control.
    I have found a composite video one but I would really like one capable of S-video.

    Anyone seen one ?

    Thanks in advance.

    Simon
     
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    Hi

    I have a Sony PVS 880S matrix switcher. It is 8 input/output for composite of which 4 of the inputs/outputs can also switch S-video. I cannot remember whether there is conversion between composite and s-video. It is a broadcast item so of very high quality. Unfortunately it does not have IR control but does have RS232 control and a number of memories to hold pre configures routes. It is also quite large, about the size of a large power amp.

    PM me for more info if you are interested - or anyone else for that matter but it may be overkill if you are looking for a smaller 4 input/output unit.

    This is a link to the brochure

    -Ian
     
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    s_tether

    Its always fun seeing folk accusing Kramer Electronics of being expensive - in this market they offer about the best value for money you can get.

    A key consideration for you is how long the cable runs your planning are - anything over 15m and you should factor in a distribution system that includes variable line drive on each output.

    If you require IR control of the Kramer VS-4x4YC it is possible to add a third party IR to RS232 controller to the Kramer unit (more money but does what you require).

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    Many thanks, just what I was looking for.
     
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    am interested in the switcher
    are u in the UK and what are u looking for it?

    jason5d
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    Kramer and expensive are two words that don't normally go together. GREAT value, I'm a big fan.
     

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