Hello boys and girls,
I am in the proccess of building my new humble 300 square meters house and i am planning for video distribution.
Initially i was planning for an 8x8 HDMI matrix switch BUT after some extensive reading i came to the conclusion that this would be a very expensive solution and i would not always get the best video/audio quality for every individual room. (least common resolution and least common audio).
After hours of internet searching i have decided to follow a different approach but i don't know if its fully achievable.
6 sources (PS3, XBOX, Satellite, BluRay, PC; either stored movies or desktop sharing, Camcoder, etc)
5 destinations (master bedroom 1920x1080 DTS audio, Main TV 1920x1080 TrueHD audio, Bedroom1 720p stereo sound, Bedroom 2 1080p stereo sound, Office 1920x1200 stereo)
Build a high specced PC with HDMI capture cards 1080p 60hz audio passthough or 5.1 or TrueHD Sound (HDCP not an issue with HDFury IV)
Buy a media player/ android stick or other cheap front end for every room
Transcode and live stream to any destination at best possible settings for every room
I have not found an HDMI capture card that has 1080p 60hz and at least 5.1DTS
I have not found a transcoding server software with DLNA capabilities for streaming live from the capture cards or already stored content on the PC
After so many hours searching google i am really going mad! Any gurus out there? Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp!