I'm in the process of getting my house setup for automation / AV streaming.
I currently have a rack in the garage for the equipment, a projector in my theatre room, a TV in the bedroom and another TV in the children's activity room.
I was planning to buy a 6x6 Control4 Matrix to send the AV signals from my rack around the home, but given the cost involved I'm reconsidering if this is truly worth it.
I currently have a Yamaha AV Receiver RX-V1081 model and was trying to understand the capabilities of the two zone HDMI it offers.
When I spoke to the installer, they informed me that the AV Receiver could only receive the signal from one of the 8 inputs and send it to one of the 2 outputs and that I'd need a Matrix to do anything much more than that. But from what I have read online it doesn't sound like this is exactly correct though it's hard to find the exact answer I'm looking for.
I'm trying to clarify which of the following is correct...
1. I can send the signal from two different HDMI inputs, to two different HDMI outputs (show a different images on two screens)
2. I can send the signal from one HDMI inputs to both HDMI outputs simultaneously (show the same image on two screens)
3. I can send the signal from one HDMI input to one HDMI output (show the one image on one screen, which is what the installer has told me).
If the situation is either 1 or 2, I'm probably just not going to bother with a Matrix. The cost of the Matrix is over $6,000 AUD including installation, and I noticed the Control4 Matrix does not do [email protected]
4:4:4 which is disappointing. Assuming my AV Receiver can only do what they tell me (3. above) I'm also wondering are there any other AV Receivers that can? Given I'm going to have to spend $6000 AUD on a Matrix, I'd much rather pour this money into an AV Receiver that can solve the problem and give me a Receiver upgrade at the same time, even if it only has 2 or 3 HDMI outputs.
Any help would be much appreciated, I'm a newb when it comes to AV streaming solutions.