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Matrix 4 videos to 4 screens w/ soundbars

Discussion in 'Audio/Video' started by Abid B, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Abid B

    Abid B New member

    I'm looking to send four HDMI video sources to four screens located about 50 feet away, with the ability to control which source is directed to any of the four displays.

    I'm also looking to be able to send the HDMI audio to a soundbar by each screen.

    Could you recommend a solution?
  2. KVMGalore Expert

    KVMGalore Expert Staff Member

    Hello Abid,

    Thank you for reaching out.

    You will need three different functionalities to accomplish this:
    1) Switch: A 4x4 matrix switch that will accept HDMI audio & video and will send any source to any of its four HDMI outputs
    2) Extension: Extending the HDMI signal from each of the 4 outputs on the switch to each one of the screens, about 50 feet away over CATx
    3) Audio de-embedding: Extracting the audio from the HDMI signal at the screen so that it can be separately sent to a sound-bar

    Some products combine some of these functionalities together, allowing you to accomplish the same using only two components instead of three:
    - Switches with built-in extension. This will spare you the deployment of four transmitter boxes.
    - Extenders with built-in audio de-embedders. This will spare you the deployment of a separate audio de-embedder at each screen.

    Hope this helps!
    We welcome your questions - please come back and ask us anything, anytime.

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