Greetings All. First time poster attempting to share...
I installed an AT-PRO3HD44M and PRO3HDREC setup about three weeks ago.
It is a simple setup, with a UVerse STB, BDT210, Playstation, and surveillance DVR as sources, and three TV's with similar capabilities as sinks. The sources and matrix are located in an equipment closet. Each sink is located in a separate room, some distance away from the equipment closet. One of the matrix's HDBaseT outputs actually connects to a YSP-3300 which then connects to the local TV's HDMI input.
Each HDMI extender connects to a keystone jack in the wall near the TV via solid CAT6a patch cable. Solid CAT5e runs from the keystone jack through the walls/attic back to the equipment closet. Wire run lengths to the three TV's are about 90, 120, and 170 ft. I know that the CAT5e and keystone jacks are not optimal, but that's how things were pre-wired.
This configuration was giving me fits with Monoprice equipment. Very frequent video/audio signal drop outs at the TV's, frozen video, audio drop outs, video sparkles, Even when the in-wall/attic wiring was replaced with single lengths of CAT6a temporarily laid out in the halls, there were still instances of video/audio drop outs and downgrading of video resolution from 1080p to 720p. When the switching stopped working, the only remedy was to reset the various components; I hate that..
On the other hand, the Atlona matrix and HDBaseT extenders just seem to work. The sources don't know if they are driving one, two, or three displays. UVerse doesn't care if it gets switched to different sinks; no power cycling of the STB, no need to perpetually press the "OK" button on the remote. Blu-ray plays at 1080p/24 over the combined CAT5e home run and CAT6a patch cable without sparkles or drop outs or resolution downgrading. The IR from the receiver at the TV back to the equipment room (over HDbaseT) has no noticeable delay or latency. Only one length of CAT cable is required per extender (as opposed to two for non-HDBaseT solutions); in addition to IR, that same CAT cable powers the extender at the TV. As pricey as it is, this solution seems to have the critical mass of features/capabilities that some of us have been seeking for a long time. I'd like to have IP control of the matrix now, the manual says that will be provided in a future firmwal update.
One caveat; this setup has not been tested yet with 3D content.
Hope this helps.
Originally Posted by stick30
I just ordered the AT-PRO3HD44M with the PRO3HDREC Extenders. I run control4 and have had the Monoprice 4x4 HDMI Matrix switch for a few years. For the price it worked outstanding but as the TV's and devices got newer it does show its weakness with the EDID and HDCP handling.
I am at the point in my life that I am really don't have the energy as I once did to spend time with my equipment.
I did have some other HDMI cable issues (Some brought on myself ) to make the change to a more stable and reliable solution.