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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
We get a lot of questions about what is a switch, matrix switch and splitter.
Here is the way we try to describe these products
You have 2 or more source devices ( DVD player, satellite receiver ) and you only have 1 input on your TV.
A switch will allow you to switch between your source devices and watch them on your TV
You have 1 source device and multiple TVs
You would like to display your DVD player to 8 different TVs at the same time you would want to look at a splitter
Matrix Switches -
Our our favorite type of switch.
Matrix Switchers will allow any input to be routed to any output or the same input to be routed to all outputs or any combination. Still having a hard time. Just call 800-841-9238 & we'll help
For example you have 8 source devices ( DVD player, satellite receiver, ROKU, AppleTV ) and you have 8 TVs.
With a matrix switch your can watch any source on any or all displays. For example you can watch source 1 on TVs 3 and 4 and source 4 on TVs 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8