Which HDMI matrix do you need ?
You’ll often find the following terminology used to describe the size of HDMI matrix and its basic functionality:
4×4 HDMI matrix- this lets you watch up to four HDMI entertainment devices on up to four HDTVs in any combination
8×8 HDMI matrix- this lets you watch up to eight HDMI entertainment devices on up to eight HDTVs in any combination
4K vs 1080p HDMI matrixes- what’s the difference ?
It is important to remember that in order to watch 4K you need an entertainment device that is 4K e.g. Amazon Fire TV with 4K, BT Youview Box, Sony X10 player. PLUS, youll need a 4K TV.
You cant watch 4K on a 1080p TV.
If its a 1080p TV then the maximum resolution you can enjoy is 1080p.
PLUS with a HDMI matrix installed in your home, then if you wanted to watch a 4K entertainment device on all your TVs, then every TV would have to be 4K.
You couldn’t have a mixture of 4K and 1080p TVs.
If you did, the matrix would have to send your films / shows out in a resolution of 1080p so that they could be watched by every screen in the home.