Originally Posted by jkseger
One question I do have is regarding an HD-DVD player (1080p) which we will eventually purchase. Will I be able to send the HDMi signal over the cat-5 through the AVAtrix? Or will I need a HD-DVD player in every room (if I wanted to use the HDMI out for 1080p)?
If the player has component outs I should be able to do 1080i to the other rooms, just concerned about the media room and fanily room which will have 1080p displays. Is that last statement correct?
The AVAtrix only distributes Component Video to the wallplates. We can't convert from HDMI/DVI to component because that would defeat HDCP, and we'd all go to jail for violating the Digital Millenium Copyright Act
I wouldn't personally get too fired up about having to get 1080p - most players now take the 1080p from the disc, interlace it for compatibility reasons, then use a separate chip to deinterlace it and make the output 1080p - basically, it's not the native 1080p off the disc.
But, if you want to use our system for HD DVD or Blu-ray, use the Component Video outputs. If you have to have HDMI, you might have to go a different path.
Trent, feel free to chime in as well. Are there any authorized installers in the Chicagoland area that you know of? The guy that our builder is using is really pissing me off as he never seems to have time to return my calls or gather the information I have asked for. Thanks.
I can't find an authorized dealer in Chicago who has installed an AVAtrix, but keep in mind it's a new product and a lot of dealers haven't picked it up yet. I'd search CEDIA's website for a qualified installer in your area, then approach them about the system. We'd be glad to consider them and if they qualify, set them up as a dealer.