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Hey everyone, I'm new to some of this but making progress. I apologize in advance if this is in the wrong place.

I've come to a roadblock in my setup. I have multiple feeds that I want to display on one screen. Instead displaying 1 cable box on multiple TVs, I want to display multiple boxes on 1 TV with the possibility of at least 16 feeds. Most of the searches I've found have been CCTV multiplexer related and I'm not sure if that's the route I should take.

I'm not entirely interested in sound at the moment because this is mainly for monitoring the feeds, but if there is a way to get sound when a certain feed is selected I'd definitely be open to that.

Any suggestions?
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CCTV or you're probably looking at professional / broadcast gear.

The preview functions on the DVDO Quick6 product might be close - but they're not going to give you anywhere near 16 inputs...

http://www.dvdo.com/quick6/
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Yes, you need a multiplexer unit for security. The feeds typically are composite video to do this.

If you want to do all of this with HD and HDMI, then you are in the tens of thousands of dollars to accomplish this, but it is still possible - just really pricey.

Generally they won't do audio the way you are talking about...

http://www.cctvcamerapros.com/video-mux-cctv-multiplexer-p/vm-16rt.htm

So, that's kind of a cheap-o online unit and runs $500 for standard composite video, non-HD.

That should give you an idea of what a HDMI/HDCP compliant window processor will run... They are exponentially more expensive.
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Thanks for mentioning the DVDO jautor. That's definitely something I'll keep in mind.

It seems like my best option is a CCTV multiplexer going from composite to BNC. The streams don't really need to be HD since it's just going to be used for monitoring the real time feeds.
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What size display are you trying to display 16 video streams on?

And why?
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