I am currently setting up a home media system with 8 displays. I have yet to purchase the displays but all will support 1080p60. All may or may not support 3D.
To start the, assume the system will be configured as such:
Matrix Input 1 < Blu-Ray
Matrix Input 2 < Satellite Receiver/DVR #1
Matrix Input 3 < Satellite Receiver #2
Matrix Input 4 < Popcorn Hour Set Top Box
Matrix Input 5 < Computer
Matrix Input 6 < (Open)
Matrix Input 7 < (Open)
Matrix Input 8 < (Open)
Matrix Output 1 > 7.1 AVR (Audio Video Receiver) > 1080p 3D Display
Matrix Output 2 > 1080p 3D Display
Matrix Output 3 > 1080p 3D Display
Matrix Output 4 > 1080p 3D Display
Matrix Output 5 > 1080p Display
Matrix Output 6 > 1080p Display
Matrix Output 7 > 1080p Display
Matrix Output 8 > 1080p Display
I am aware due to HDMI constraints, all displays will report they only support stereo 2.0 PCM audio and any source routed to one of these displays will only output 2.0 audio.
What I want to ensure is that when Output 1 is the only output accessing Blu-Ray, it retains 7.1 audio.
Is this possible?
I have yet to purchase the Matrix Switch yet and I am open to recommendations. I am considering the following products so far:
CE labs HSW88C Plus (Link
Gefen GTB-HDFST-848 (Link
HDTV Supply HD88 (Link