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post #1 of 8 Old 05-08-2007, 12:43 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi, I was wondering if anybody had any experience with the Shinybow BS-5588 8:8 matrix switcher? It seems to be a great price compared to the Neothings and I didn't know if I would be missing something? Any user opinions or non-user observations would be appreciated.
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Have you got a link for this? I tried a Google but it was a no-go.
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Sorry, should have included that in my first post. Here are a couple:

http://www.lenexpo-electronics.com/8...H-p-16650.html

http://www.shinybow.com/user/DM-5588.pdf
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Does look too bad.

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I have the Shinybow SB-5526 which is a 4x2 matrix switcher. I am very pleased with it. See this thread. Good luck.

**edit** After some further looking I see that the specs of both units are identical. So I can say that you should be happy with the video performance of the 8x8 model.

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Hi, I was wondering if anybody had any experience with the Shinybow BS-5588 8:8 matrix switcher? It seems to be a great price compared to the Neothings and I didn't know if I would be missing something? Any user opinions or non-user observations would be appreciated.

One thing I see that the Neothings unit has over the Shinybow. It supports optical digital audio in addition to coax. It also has a useful feature called "Cross conversion between both digital audio formats". The Shinybow unit I have has both optical and coax but does not convert between the two. They are totally independent. What I have done to get around this limitation is to only use coax for audio. If a source device does not have coax (i.e. HDTivo) then I use inexpensive optical to coax converters before it goes to the switcher.

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Jay, thanks for the feedback. I am looking for a basic unit and this seems to fit the bill. Whenever I end up buying one and setting it up I will report back here.
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In the past our company has used quite a lot of Shinybow gear but recent dealing with Shinybow customer service/support when things go wrong has put us off using there product in future! BE AWARE!!! and BE WARNED!!!mad.gif
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