Switchers OverviewA switcher is used to “switch” between multiple audio/video devices and one or more displays. AV switchers are available in a variety of formats: HDMI, DVI, VGA, Component, Composite, and digital or analog audio. Many switchers today utilize HDBaseT technology which allows audio, video, ethernet, and control to be transmitted over long distances using a single Cat5/6/7 cable. Many also have built-in scalers for compatibility with devices of different resolutions. When choosing the right switcher, you’ll need to know the types devices and displays you have and how many. You’ll also need to know the distance from your switcher to your display. In typical residential applications, you may have multiple sources (e.g., game consoles, cables boxes, movie players) but a lack of input connections on a TV. In this case, a 4×1 switcher (4 inputs and 1 output) would suffice. In commercial applications involving restaurants or bars with the need to show different programming on different TVs a Matrix Switcher is typically employed. Matrix Switchers come in a variety of different sizes depending on the number of input devices and display outputs required. Matrix Switchers work well in these situations because they provide the ability for centralized control over what is displayed on each screen.
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