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Old 10-29-2014, 05:55 AM   #1
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Old amplified video distribution switch

What is out there to replace this old switch? I would like to clean up my video compartment of all those wires. I have 2 HD TV's & Blueray player. Is there a box that can take the three feeds ant., cable & satellite to convert to HDMI cable for the new components?

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Old 10-29-2014, 06:23 AM   #2
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You are not going to find a device that does exactly this because you are mixing signal types. A signal coming on an antenna cable, satellite cable, and cable TV is an RF signal, has lots of channels on it, and needs to go to a 'tuner' type device. Your TV or a satellite receiver box has that tuner device in it. An HDMI type of cable would come out of a tuner type of device (Satellite receiver box) and would carry a 'video, and audio' type of signal into your TV.

Other than the 'mess' of wires is there anything that is not working like you wish it to be with your current setup?

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Old 10-29-2014, 06:27 AM   #3
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The box is called a matrix switch.. Odds are it contains no amplifier but it DOES contain the power feed to the head mounted amp, Though if its very old. I do understand Winegard did once make a non-amplified antenna and used the amplifier indoors.

First: to deal with the amplifier issues... IF that is you use OTA TV, Get a SENSAR PRO wall unit, you will need a box to mount it in, (Standard outlet box from any hardware or electrical supply) This will feed power to the antenna's amplifier, it also adds a 2nd layer of optional amplification and a bunch of other useful features... Read the manual.

Page 2: The switch: You can buy matrix switches sold for commercial use, The original Winegard one is no longer made but others are out there.. I do not have a source (yet) but.....
Found a company (Matrix Switch Corp) that makes most everything I think how many devices do you want, How many inputs?
Matrix Switch Corporation | Products

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