Originally Posted by gsr
My questions have been specific to the HDBaseT output. Saying the Maestro is the same as the Vertex for these questions concerns me a bit given that we do know that there's a limitation (at least for now) in regards to Dolby Vision at 4K60 on the TX HDBaseT output, but not on the TX HDMI output. If you or your devs have some knowledge of the DSC functionality (based on their description, it sounds like this is a standard feature supported by the Valens chipset) that Crestron is using, it's possible you guys might have some insight as to whether the solution you're using has the potential for better results or not.
Crestron's HDBaseT based products do NOT support DSD audio, so the question was asked as I'm not clear if it's a Valens chipset limitation or a Crestron implementation limitation. So even if the Vertex does support DSD audio, it isn't definitive from my point of view that the Maestro will also support it on the HDBaseT output.
Yes, I'm aware of the 10% discount - I was talking about MSRP as AVS typically doesn't allow discussion of discounts, but either way this isn't a small purchase. I'm sorry if you find these questions annoying.
As far as I know, DSC is lattice/valens compression, it is good but only usable for 4K60 600MHz, no support for HDR. Not sure if that is still the case today, at least it was the case until recently, anyway, we are not using something like that, we are not doing it like anyone else is doing it.
We are doing it our own way. May be DSD fails via DSC for the same reason than HDR fails on it, not sure yet, we don't have any such music and/or player atm. We would need such player and such content to run test, and this can be done if we have enough requests for it. Otherwise, just wait till someone test it and report back.
To make it clear again in case someone missed it, we would not be there doing a HDBT solution if we didn't have something never seen before in this field.
I don't find the questions annoying, but a good part of the question cannot be answered as I explained.
Yes, it's a budget, but on the market you have point to point solution for 4K HDR over HDBT at 18Gbps for 1000$ already, without any extra inputs (just 1 in/1out), without audio out, without scaler, without TMDS switching, without OLED, without Webserver, etc...
so at the end, if you compare carefully what can be compared, there is no competition on price, what you got for the money here is unbeatable.