Monoprice Adds Prosumer 8K AV Hardware to its
Blackbird Product Line
A variety of new
8K HDMI switch, splitter and matrix solutions have been added to Monoprice’s
Blackbird line of AV solutions
Calif., February 23, 2023
– Monoprice, the low-price
leader in high-performance AV equipment, today announced the addition of five
new 8K hardware solutions to its Blackbird line of
prosumer AV products. With these new 8K capable HDMI splitters, switches and
matrix solutions, Monoprice is making the transition to 8K extremely cost
effective for home AV and enterprise customers.
line of prosumer AV solutions has long been a go-to source for home entertainment
enthusiasts and integrators looking to create powerful and vastly capable AV
systems,” said Rob Fleck, business unit manager, Monoprice. “With gaming, pro
sports and streaming content services embracing 8K, the industry will continue
growing its support for the format, with new content and TVs soon flooding the
market. With these new Blackbird 8K-capable hardware solutions, we’re driving
down the cost of building out ultra-immersive 8K home entertainment and
commercial AV systems, making it affordable to be an early adopter.”
maximizing resolution and frame rate requirements of the latest TVs and
commercial displays, all new Blackbird 8K solutions support 8K video sources
with frame rates up to 60Hz, and 4K video sources with frame rates up to 120Hz,
and HDR, HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision and HLG passthrough. All feature advanced
EDID management for manually setting video resolution capabilities. Excellent for
professional and competitive gaming setups, they also support Variable Refresh Rates
(VRR), Fast-as-Possible V-active (FVA), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM). For
those who demand that their audio match the performance of their new TV’s
visual capabilities, all Blackbird 8K solutions support HDMI audio passthrough
for multi-channel LPCM, Dolby and DTS audio formats. Each unit includes a wireless
infrared remote for seamless control.
8K60 HDMI Switches
Blackbird 8K60 2x1 HDMI
Switch (MSRP: $39.99) shares any two HDMI sources to an HDMI display,
supporting the latest source outputs up to 8K/60Hz and 4:4:4 12-bit sampling.
Wireless infrared remote is included for easy switching between sources.
Blackbird 8K60 2x1 HDMI Switch
with Audio Extraction (MSRP: $149.99) provides the same HDMI
switching functionality, resolution, frame rate and sampling as the Blackbird
8K/60Hz 2x1 HDMI Switch above but splits audio from the HDMI stream, allowing
users to serve audio to their TV or display, as well as to an AV receiver or
soundbar via a digital TOSLINK or analog 3.5mm aux connection.
8K60 HDMI Splitters
Blackbird 8K60 1x2 HDMI
Splitter with Audio Extraction (MSRP: $149.99) distributes any HDMI
source up to 8K/60Hz with 4:2:0 sampling and distributes it to up to two 8K
HDMI displays. By decoupling the HDMI audio signal, this compact splitter can
route HDMI audio to both displays, as well as digital and analog audio systems
via TOSLINK and 3.5mm aux outputs.
content even further than the 1x2 splitter above, the Blackbird 8K60 1x4 HDMI
Splitter with Audio Extraction (MSRP: $329.99) supports
the same resolution, frame rate and sampling but can distribute any 8K/60Hz
HDMI source to up to four 8K HDMI displays.
8K60 HDMI Matrix
The Blackbird 8K60 2x2 HDMI Matrix (MSRP: $179.99) serves double duty as an
HDMI switch and splitter. It can serve content from two HDMI sources to two
HDMI displays, and it can send content from one of the HDMI inputs to two displays
simultaneously. By decoupling the source HDMI audio signals, this unit routes source
HDMI audio to the displays, as well as connected audio systems via TOSLINK and
3.5mm aux outputs.
that are looking to further enhance their 8K-capable AV systems without
breaking the bank should also check out Monoprice’s vast lineup of high-speed
8K Certified HDMI cables, with
length ranging from one to 100 feet.
Blackbird 8K AV solutions are available immediately at monoprice.com.
Monoprice, Inc. (DBA Monoprice.com)
Located in Brea, Calif., Monoprice, Inc. is an e-commerce leader
specializing in providing more than 7,500 high-quality yet affordable
electronics and tech products. As an industry innovator, Monoprice fills a void
in the consumer technology market by delivering exceptional products that are
on par with the best-known national brands at prices far below the retail
average with incomparable speed and service. Maintaining a business philosophy
that focuses on the needs of its customers, the company strives to bring
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