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HDBaseT 4x2 HDMI Matrix Switch and Receiver
Monoprice is a proud member of the HDBaseT Alliance
Distribute up to four HDMI® audio/video source signals to any of two locations using this HDBaseT™ 4x2 HDMI Matrix Switch from Monoprice!
This 4x2 Matrix Switch features four HDMI video inputs and two outputs. One of the outputs is a standard HDMI port for a local connection, while the other is an HDBaseT RJ45 jack for an extended connection. The HDBaseT technology allows for a full bandwidth 10.2Gbps data throughput to distances up to 328 feet over a single Cat5e or Cat6 cable.
The full 10.2Gbps bandwidth support means that this matrix supports all High Speed HDMI functions, including all HDMI 3D video modes, the extended 4K cinema resolution, 32-bit Deep Color, and high-definition compressed lossless audio, such as DTS-HD Master Audio™ and Dolby TrueHD™. The matrix features a built-in, bidirectional infrared (IR) signal extender, which allows you to remotely control devices at the source or destination end of the connection. Additionally, an IR Adapter allows you to use the IR repeater function with the HDMI cable connection.
The HDBaseT extender is capable of transmitting a full-duplex 100Mbps local area network connection alongside the HDMI and IR signals. The matrix has two RJ45 LAN jacks on the back panel, while the HDBaseT Receiver has another two RJ45 LAN jacks. As long as one of the four jacks is connected to the network, the other three will propagate the network connection. This allows you to wire another room for HDMI video, IR remote control repeating, and full internet access, using only a single Cat6 cable!
Note: While the extender will function using unshielded Cat5e cabling, we recommend the use of shielded Cat6 cabling for greater reliability over longer distances. Also note that any cable run through the walls must be rated for in-wall installations.
- 4x2 HDMI Matrix with 4x HDMI inputs and 2x HDMI outputs
- Full Matrix can simultaneously distribute any input to any or all outputs
- Extends HDMI signals up to 328 feet (100 meters) using a single Cat6 cable
- Extends 100Base-TX network connectivity along with the HDMI video
- Can be daisy chained up to six units deep
- Built-in bidirectional IR repeater
- Supports High Speed HDMI functions, including 3D video
This HDBaseT device is fully compatible with these other HDBaseT extender products from Monoprice:
- PID 10224 HDBaseT Wall Plate Extender
- PID 10225 HDBaseT Extender
- PID 10227 HDBaseT Receiver
- PID 10228 HDBaseT Wall Receiver
Note: Monoprice strongly recommends using 22AWG, 24AWG, or active HDMI cables with Redmere technology to achieve the best results and to ensure minimum signal loss over longer distances.
- 1x 4x2 HDMI Matrix with Cat6 output
- 1x HDMI Receiver with Cat6 input
- 1x 12 VDC AC Adapter for the Matrix unit
- 1x 5 VDC AC Adapters for the Receiver unit
- 1x IR Receiver
- 1x IR Transmitter
- 1x IR Adapter
- 1x Remote control
- 1x User's manual
|Supported Video||High Speed HDMI® with HDCP 1.2|
|Supported Resolutions||1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i|
|Color Support||up to 12-bit/channel Deep Color (36-bit total)|
|Audio Support||LPCM, Dolby AC3, DTS® 7.1, DSD|
|Bandwidth/Data Throughput||up to 10.2Gbps|
|Operating Temperature Range||+5 ~ +131°F (-15 ~ +55°C)|
|Operating Humidity Range||5 ~ 90% RH (no condensation)|
HDMI®, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
HDBaseT™ and the HDBaseT Alliance logo are trademarks of the HDBaseT Alliance.
DTS® is a registered trademark and the DTS logos, Symbol, DTS-HD™ and DTS-HD Master Audio™ are trademarks of DTS, Inc.
Dolby® and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Dolby TrueHD™ is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
Questions and Answers
To start, i would like to mention about my setup:
Cat6 cables through out the whole house.
Samsung smart Tv
Two HDBaseT receivers(living room P10228, bedroom)
One HDBasetT Matrix P10226
One HDBaset Extender P10680
2 DirecTV hd cable box
Sony STH receiver
Harmony Touch universal remote
Everything installed in the closet.
Everything is installed and runs nice, the downside of the whole setup I had to find it on my own, when i realized that when i connect to the smart hub from my Samsung TV, i dont have sound through my system. After hours of brain storm I decided to call Monoprice, and they nicely inform me that the matrix, does not support ARC. Ok, i can live with this... but the worse part is yet to come.
I am trying to install my universal remotes, and nothing is working, put it on IR, put it on Rf, nothing. PUrchased an IR receiver and transmitter installed it, through the matrix, and still nothing. Then i call Monoprice again, and they kindly inform me that the matrix does not support Dual Band IR, and thats what DIrecTV is using. At this point, I am getting frustrated, and pissed, that I spent so much money and time to install and build this setup, and is not working the way it should be.
I was offered a return, but the whole setup was build around this matrix.
Unfortunately this matrix was not too good for me, it was a waste of money.
So if you think of purchasing one, make sure you do not have direcTV because the IR will not work, and you do not have Smart TV, the sound will not work. All this in case you have everything installed in a Media CLoset.
PROS: Well build, works fine with hdbaset receivers, deliver nice and sharp picture, but thats about it.
CONS: No ARC, no dual band IR capabilities. It just delivers a good quality picture!
However getting it to work is enough to test the patience of even the most unflappable home theater geek. I'm using this to drive a flat screen TV for normal viewing and a projector 60 feet away (as the cable routes) for watching movies. All inputs are switched by a Pioneer VSX74 AV receiver so I really didn't need a matrix switch but I didn't see anything else with two outputs and I wanted to eliminate my existing matrix switch. (Again, the two output problem although the Monoprice 4x2 HDMI matrix switch I have, has worked flawlessly for several years. I just didn't like that gigantic thick HDMI cable running through my living room.)
Unfortunately with the new switch if I want to go from, say my watching DirecTV on my TV, to watching a movie on my Blu-Ray player, all I get on my projector is a black screen and if I switch back, I usually get a black screen on my TV as well and somehow it even kills the audio portion from my receiver even though that part doesn't go through the switch.
The only way to get everything back was to reset the switch. (or power cycle everything else.)
I tried putting my old 4x2 switch back in line and run one output to the TV and the other to the HDBase-T switch which helped some, but not much. Any configuration I tried that included the HDBase-T switch had synch problems.
Anyway, the solution I came up with is to have my Logitech remote send a "Reset" signal to the switch any time I switch inputs and/or displays. This solution seems to have solved all my problems.
t may not be elegant, but it works.
I had briefly considered reversing my connections so that the switch controlled all the inputs and the AV receiver would connect to one of the outputs, but that seemed like a gawdawful lot of effort for something that may or may not work.
The IR blasters on the other hand, have utterly defeated me. I can get them to relay a signal exactly ONE time whenever I switch inputs. Then they stop working altogether until the next time I switch. I've tested what I believe to be every possible configuration with no joy.
My AV receiver is in a cupboard below everything else (as is the switch in order to avoid being blinded by the LED's) and I was hoping to use the IR blasters to relay the IR signal from my remote to both the switch and the AV receiver.
Unfortunately, the system apparently can only control units from one end to the other end. Not from one end to the same end.
Such is life.
Anyway, once I managed to get this thing up and running, it works beautifully.
PROS: Great picture. CAT6 cable is much easier to deal with on long runs than HDMI cable. Nice compact package.
CONS: Wall Warts are always a problem and these have power wires a bit too short for my needs.
Ungodly bright LED numerical readouts, Could almost serve as room lighting.
Synch problems when switching displays or sources.
The IR blasters are beyond my comprehension.
Thank you for your review! To clarify, you are connecting a Blu-ray player and DirectTV receiver > Pioneer AV receiver > PID 10226 > and outputting to your TV and projector, correct? Also what is the length and gauge of the HDMI cables in use? Are the HDMI cables 24 AWG?
From what you describe, it appears to be an issue with how the switch and cable receives the EDID information from the displays and establishes a handshake. Keep in mind the more devices between a source device and display, the less likely the signal will pass through properly, or at all. For this reason we do not recommend connecting receivers to other switches as this will oftentimes cause handshaking issues and will likely not pass signals.
I would recommend connecting your devices directly to the switch, and outputting from the switch to your displays and outputting the audio from the switch as well, as you have previously considered.
Regarding the IR blasters, can you verify that the switch on the IR adapter is set to "IR" rather than "CEC"?
I apologize for the trouble you have experienced. Please let me know if there is an improvement with the above steps. Hope this helps!
PROS: The matrix switch and receiver work as advertised, flawlessly transmitting the HDMI signal from our DVR to a second screen, over 75 feet of Cat-6 cable. The included IR blaster makes this system perfect for our needs.
CONS: It would be nice if the matrix switch could automatically detect a powered-up device, and re-negotiate its HDMI connection. As it is, I have to hit the reset button on the supplied remote to manually do this, each and every time I want to watch TV.
PROS: Delivers high quality picture, and IR is a great feature.
CONS: Does not negotiate connections.
PROS: Easy to install, Great picture. Support is good.
I put all the boxes, cable, blue ray, iTunes, in the closet. I also connect my home security camera system to it.
CONS: Having the same issue with my Bright House Cable box as described here. Pinged support and they suggested I switch to 24awg cables that are short. Ordered them and will try.
Head hurt yet? Mine did and still does. So I rolled the dice and ordered all the necessary equipment. Low and behold it didn't work the way I needed it too. You are limited to displaying your HD content to just the one HDMI and one HDbaseT ouput. That's it. You can't daisy chain the units for HD, only for your LAN connection. The 100Base-T ports act as a switch.
Having said all of that, the picture is great. No handshake issues but then all my TVs are a 3D Samsung. I would highly recommend this product. If you only need to display HD content to one local TV and one remote TV, as well as IR control and a LAN connection, this is a great buy. Didn't get a chance to try out the included IR control so I can't speak to that.
PROS: Solid build quality.
Great price on emerging technology. HDBase-T is hopefully the way of the future to delivering your A/V content across multiple displays.
Monoprice and their customer service.
6 months ago
Diagram wrong in manual
Included items wrong in manual
If you need a local HDMI and a remote one this matrix should work OK for you.
Have not yet confirmed operation but other HDBaseT items from Monoprice have worked well for us.
The configuration will work fine for our current application.
PROS: Reasonable Price, HDBaseT Technology
CONS: Manual is confusing/wrong
The description should more clearly state it is 1) local and 1) remote display connection.
This solution was very attractive for the price, so I thought I would give it a try. For what it is suppose to do it works well but there are some annoying issues.
First off, if both tv's are in use and you decide to switch the input from 1 to 2, Both tv's blank for a second then come back. Also for some reason after a bit of time I have to reset the box from the remote so It can renegotiate the signal.
When setting up the system I realized that the manual I looked online and the one that comes with it are wrong. It is 1 HDMI output and 1 hdbaset output. I was hoping for 2 hdbaset outputs thinking the picture where wrong.
Also if you have more then 1 device don't forget to order more tx emitter's as this unit only ships with 1(really weird)
Other then those issues it has been working well. Hopefully monoprice will fix the manual since it is deceiving to the customer, as I would have preferred 2 hdbaset outputs.
PROS: Great attractive price.
CONS: Video blanking on both outputs when you switch the input
Not enough ir emitter ship with this unit. They only give 1 tx emitter but they should have been 4 included.
Manual is wrong. It shows having 2 hdbaset outputs and 2 hdbaset receivers.
Have to reset unit sometimes(don't know why)
PROS: once i resolved the power adapter issues Product worked as advertised out of the box
CONS: both rx and tx Power adapters are 110-230 v but pin configuration unsuitable for Australia