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Next Generation Home Products TM0402 HDMI Matrix Switcher

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4x2 Matrix HDMI Switcher

4x2 Matrix HDMI Switcher

Summary

  • Product Name: TM0402 4x2 Matrix Switch
  • Manufacturer: Next Generation Home Products
  • Review Date: September 17, 2007 12:20
  • MSRP: $399.95
  • First Impression: Gotta Have It!
  • HDMI 1.3
  • Deep Color compatible (1080p 12-bit)
  • 1250p/1080p/1080i/720p/576p/480p/576i/480i
  • Smart switching for active input source selection
  • LPCM, Dolby AC-3, DTS7.1, DSD
  • HDCP 1.2 compatibility
  • Operating Temp: -5 - 35 degrees C (-41 to 95 degrees F)
  • Humidity: 5-90% (no condensation)
  • Data transfer speed: 2.25Gbps x 3
  • Input video signal: 0.5-1.0 volts p-p
  • Input DDC signal: 5 volts p-p (TTL)
  • Max working current: 800mA
  • Power Adapter: 5V DC (2A); 60Hz 100-240VAC
  • Independent source selection to either or both outputs
  • Remote with direct source selection
  • Dimensions: 10.2" x 4.4" x 1" (25.8cm x 11.2cm x 2.5cm)

Executive Overview

The TM0402 True Matrix HDMI switcher is one of the first matrix switcher on the market capable of discrete routing of 4 independent HDMI inputs to either or both HDMI outputs. Matrix switching means that you can literally have the same program material mirrored on both HDMI outputs, or use the switcher to send two different sources to two different rooms - all at the same time. This is all about functionality and convenience and allows a truly versatile environment where a single rack of equipment can supply content to two independent rooms.

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I'm all about convenience and this little beauty is bound to turn some heads. Next Generation Home Products is reporting the MSRP to be $399.95. Not only have they undercut their existing product line, they have produced possibly the coolest HDMI switching gizmo to hit the market so far - and at a price point that will make others take notice. With standard 4x1 HDMI switchers running in excess of $500 these days it won't be hard for this product to position itself as a bargain. We'll just have to wait and see.

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Recent Forum Posts:

Fr8mvr posts on August 04, 2008 13:02
BerinG, post: 396014
I was looking at monoprice HDMI 4x2 switch matrix and, it is actually EXACTLY the same box layout. The only difference is with the monoprice badge on top.. and 90$ instead of 399$…

so why is the other one 400$ ? I can't believe markup on this stuff…

How does the monoprice unit work? Any issues with it? You can control individual outputs right ? (both video output do not have to be the same right??
That is correct 4 inputs- 2 tvs varied programming. Works just fine.
BerinG posts on April 02, 2008 09:23
Fr8mvr, post: 340680
I have the matrix switcher from Monoprice. It is identical except for the outer case being imprinted with the Monprice logo. At about 90 dollars shipped you can not go wrong.

I was looking at monoprice HDMI 4x2 switch matrix and, it is actually EXACTLY the same box layout. The only difference is with the monoprice badge on top.. and 90$ instead of 399$…

so why is the other one 400$ ? I can't believe markup on this stuff…

How does the monoprice unit work? Any issues with it? You can control individual outputs right ? (both video output do not have to be the same right??
Fr8mvr posts on December 10, 2007 22:29
I have the matrix switcher from Monoprice. It is identical except for the outer case being imprinted with the Monprice logo. At about 90 dollars shipped you can not go wrong.
posies2323 posts on September 24, 2007 13:31
Monoprice.com May Have Similar Device

Be advised that the Monoprice.com website indicates they will have a 4x2 matrix HDMI switcher but do not have a picture of the unit posted yet. Monoprice shows the product to be on backorder with an ETA for the product of 10/15/07. They list a price that is about 25 percent of the MSRP for the TM0402 HDMI matrix switcher.
jigesh posts on September 17, 2007 16:32
Same with me - matrix got me interested. Looking forward to your review….

Thanks a lot.
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