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How to get 8k on display and bitstream surround sound at the same time?

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With the rise of 8K displays, 8K content, and HDMI 2.1 sources, it’s time to talk about 8K audio video distribution.

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Consumers are buying 8K TVs and gaming consoles, but their other devices are 4K, or 1080p. Going directly from the 8K gaming console to the 8K TV works great,but what if you want surround sound too?

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If you want bitstream surround sound audio from HDMI 2.1 sources like a PS5 or XBOX Series X, you could try to go directly from the source into an AVR.But most AVRs can’t handle 8K or HDMI 2.1, and the signal won’t get through to the TV. How do we get 8K on the display and bitstream surround sound at the same time?

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With our 8k Matrix switcher 4×2, you can watch 8K content and listen to full surround sound audio without sacrificing video quality.

It is an 8K matrix switcher with 4 HDMI inputs and 2 HDMI outputs. It supports HDMI 2.1 features like high frame rate, variable refresh rate, uncompressed audio, and 8K video resolutions up to 40Gbps (FRL5), making it ideal for 8K audio video distribution. But how do we get the surround sound to work? AVRs will still cut the video quality down if they can’t handle the massive 8K 30hz or 4K 120hz content. We can get around the AVR with the 8K Matrix Switcher 4×2.

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One of the HDMI outputs has a built-in video downscaler that can take 8K and scale it down to 1080p without messing with the audio quality. Route the 8K signals to the display and the downscaled signal to the AVR for the highest quality sound.

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The 8k Matrix Switcher 4×2 is ready to distribute downscaled 8k for any legacy device, whether the sink is an AVR or a separate zone with a lower resolution display. So not every device needs to be updated for the video system to support 8K.

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At Sinowell, our engineers are always working towards high bandwidth HDMI distribution solutions like the 8K Matrix Switcher 4×2. From being the first to launch a 4K 8×8 matrix switcher to now being the first to launch a 8K 4×2 matrix switcher.

As more and more 8K displays and sources get adopted, Sinowell will be there with solutions to fit your needs and deliver the best audio video experience possible. It’s time to upgrade systems to 8K, and Sinowell has the solutions you need to get the job done.

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If you want to know more about the 8K Matrix switcher 4×2, visit our website at or give us a call at 86 13728685427 And be sure to subscribe if you want to learn more about high bandwidth audio video distribution.

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