How do the analog audio outs work - does the corresponding HDMI output need to be connected to an actual display for analog audio out to work? Will the matrix decode Dolby/DTS/TrueHD/Master Audio input formats for analog audio out? If the input is multi-channel (5.1+, PCM/Dolby/DTS/TrueHD/Master Audio) will the matrix mix it down to stereo, or just discard all but the L/R channels?
Monoprice Blackbird 4K 18Gbps HDBaseT 8x8 HDMI Matrix Extender Switch over Cat6 with 8 Receivers and 8 IR Kits, 70m, HDR, HDCP2.2, PoC, GUI and De-Embedded Audio: Product # 27842. 1a. do the audio outs mirror the Cat6 outs 1b. IF the audio outputs mirror the Cat6 outputs, will both still output full audio? 2. I take it there is no ARC function. Are you planning to include ARC in your next edition 3. I take it there is no App to control it on Apple or Android. Are you planning this for the next version? 4. Are the components used for the IR system the same as on previous Monoprice Matrix, e.g., the 1x8 5. Can I use the receivers I have from my 1 x 8 Monoprice Matrix, at the "far" end of the Cat6 run. 6. My outputs go to 8 TVs around the house. They all control the same 7 devices from the "ALL" IR output on the main unit (i.e., 3 receivers, cable box, PS4, DVD, VHS, 7 ). MOST IMPORTANT: How do you suggest splitting the IR signal from the "ALL" out at the back of the main unit, so that there are 7 IR emitters? I have tried to do this with a Niles IR block splitter but it doesn't work.