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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Northern, VA - Washington, DC
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Sorry Joe - I need at least 8x8 or larger and you said in your previous post that you couldn't go that large. I'm well aware of what and why HDCP is such a CF to all us consumers while doing absolutely nothing to prevent piracy in any manner whatsoever, but the industry and manufacturers are lousy about advertising how their products deal with it within their switchers.
Non-blanking during switching is a huge feature which should be up front and center as that is a big differentiator between HDMI matrices. Most DO blank, and most people who are looking at a HDMI matrix don't need to be told what a matrix switch does, though that is important as well. But, time to switch, blanking, key handling, and the rest are all important factors.
It would be nice to know which $3,000 8x8 matrix is non-blanking and might be somewhat quick.
I know Crestron lists upwards of $13,000 in their 8x8 chassis with everything I want and I know of no other product which can do what theirs can, but I'd rather buy half a car for that kind of money!
So, lower priced solutions and people's actual experience with them is certainly appreciated.
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