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rayk32 last won the day on December 24 2016

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  1. Ring acquired by Amazon

    LOL, I guess my head has been in the sand. Sorry about the late post. Hey Kevin L, the JAP 1G kit you sold me back in 2010 is still going strong! It distributes video to my small 1080p TVs.
  2. http://flip.it/vj56z_
  3. I can't confidently answer this question because I don't own the 4x4 version.
  4. There is no way to "zone lockout" lower resolution sources. The matrix is built to handle 1080P and 4K sources.
  5. Yes, that is the correct driver. From what I understand, it was very easy to set up. I did the physical install with a serial cable to my Control4 IO Extender.
  6. It’s been up since March 1st and I’ve only rebooted once. The reason was to get DHCP to pull the specific IP address I reserved on my DHPC server for the matrix. In the next day or so I will be installing a Tripp-Lite surge protection and line conditioning device for additional protection for the entire rack. Overall it’s been stable but check the link to my Amazon review because that has more detail.
  7. Thanks for the compliment on my review! I agree with you about the hub integration. Just mentioning it so that maybe the smart people out there might start thinking about the possibility of developing a solution. The ultimate goal is to get supply and demand at a point that drives reliability and installs up and price down. Wishful thinking 🙂
  8. My review on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R541WRJ50POVQ/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01GKFQNG8
  9. ... I'm the guy. I agree, investing in a No Hassle AV matrix is definitely a risk and I wouldn't advise someone who is not technical and willing to be hands-on with their tech support to choose this matrix. Hopefully, it lasts for a good while. If the matrix fails and I don't hit the lottery before then, at a price of $925.00 for the matrix, I can replace it 4 or 5 times and still be below the cost of a Control4 matrix and possibly without the need for dealer interaction ... I'm being somewhat facetious. The interesting thing about all of this is, how can a company make an inexpensive matrix that has all of the capabilities of the ones that are 5 to 10 times more expensive. I don't know whether the matrix switching functionality is the expensive part or if it is the hardware, but we need competition to bring the price down to a more reasonable number. I suspect it is the hardware and that should become more reliable as the technology becomes more commonplace. This definitely proves that it can be done at a price that allows people who can't afford to spend $5000 or more to watch TV to have this capability. As soon as the companies like Wink, Vera, SmartThings ... etc. realize how important it is to offer the ability to control A/V distribution, there hopefully will be a rush to make this more affordable and ubiquitous. With Samsung owning SmartThings, it would seem they'd be thinking to create an affordable matrix to integrate their TV's, DVD players and other electronics. Probably doesn't mean much at this point, but I will say that No Hassle AV's tech support is very responsive and they've received a very high rate of positive reviews on Amazon. The tech support person I spoke to before I made the purchase claims they have numerous Control4 installations as well as Crestron and Savant. He seemed knowledgeable about Control4 integration and when I asked about an IP driver he said they had the code to allow a dealer to easily write a driver. Like BraydonH said ... time will tell if I made the right choice. I have my fingers crossed. BTW - If you are somewhat technical and creative you can do 4K video distribution with various combinations of the following and it can be controlled by Control4. However, as with a video matrix, you must have the proper network and Ethernet wiring in place. You also need decent bandwidth for streaming content from the Internet: 4K smart TV Roku Ultra, AppleTV, Amazon FireTV TiVo (DVR and minis), SiliconDust HD HomeRun or Tablo Plex client/server (Chowmain driver)
  10. It looks like video is being sent/received at 4K 60fps HDCP 2.2. As expected, picture quality looks so much better.
  11. Thanks, I wish I had known about this when it was installed. The picture looks just like the matrix I have.
  12. They have a 6x6 HDbaseT version that costs about $2800 and I don’t believe the receivers are included. You definitely should call their tech support because they are extremely responsive and helpful. They will also give pricing information over the phone. (602) 429-9592 Oh and check out their reviews on Amazon.
  13. It was just installed so I haven’t had a chance to test any 4k content. I will try some later today and post my results.
  14. Mine looks exactly like the one in the link. I guess they don’t spend a lot of effort on cosmetics to keep costs down.