The 2:8 HDTV distribution amplifier is an innovative solution for anyone with more complex computer system requirements, like studios and presentation venues where multi-viewing is essential. The 2:8 HDTV distribution amplifier accommodates various system scenarios. Most commonly, two video sources (either DVI-equipped computer, DVD player or satellite set top box) are connected to the distribution amplifier on one side. On the other side, eight video outputs are available to be used in part or in full. Once the unit is connected and powered, each source can be routed to multiple displays. All DVI displays are driven by the two DVI sources with each source or computer capable of driving eight displays at one time. For home theater applications, the unit is HDCP (high definition content protection) compliant, making it effective for use with all HDTV displays.
Gefen's ex•tend•it 2:8 HDTV distribution amplifier is an expandable distribution hub that sends the same DVI graphics source to eight DVI based digital screens (flat panels or projectors). It is a flexible solution that accommodates multiple DVI displays. You can switch from source one and two via the RMT-2 remote control. The 2:8 HDTV distribution amplifier is also equipped with an auto sensing feature to switch between whatever source is active. When one source is inactive it will automatically switch to the active source.
The ex•tend•it 2:8 HDTV distribution amplifier is connected with a DVI (male to male) cable from the DVI graphic source to the distribution amplifier input. There are eight DVI outputs in each module. DVI output one is the primary connection and is used for the main display. DVI output 2 thru 8 follows the main display. The 2:8 HDTV distribution amplifiers is using a unique DVI Bus™ technology to connect multiple amplifiers without sacrificing a DVI output connection. The ninth output is an expansion output used to daisy chain an additional 2:8 HDTV Distribution Amplifier. The 2:8 HDTV Distribution Amplifier is expandable to 256 outputs (32 HDTV DA's).
The DVI displays attached to the 2:8 HDTV distribution amplifier MUST have the same native resolution in order to get a picture.