Join Date: Jan 2004
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Trying to choose 4x4 matrix switch w/HDBT
I need to purchase a 4x4 matrix with HDBaseT and PoE/PoC/PoH support to install next weekend in our new house. I'll be running Cat6 cables, and no run will be longer than 60-70 feet, so I'm expecting that part to go pretty smoothly.
After 2+ weeks of research, I'm still stuck trying to decide between Atlona, Muxlab and Octava. The Octava unit has expandability, but our house is moderately sized and I can't really see ever needing more than four outputs. The Muxlab kit is substantially less expensive than the other two, but that in itself raises some concerns in my mind!
We won't be using RS-232 control anywhere (no home automation system), and no bidirectional IR either: just a simple configuration with (most likely Harmony) remotes at each TV controlling that TV, the switch and the selected source. Sources will be a FiOS DVR, a FiOS STB, an Apple TV and a Samsung Blu-Ray player.
I don't see a comprehensive 'Best Of...' thread here for this type of device, so I'm here looking for the advice of this esteemed crowd :-)