February 09, 2009 — Article
News has just reached us that the Chord Company will release a HDMI Switching box. This is Chords first electronic product and the HDMI switching box is available now at £250.
According to Chord ‘In response to calls from frustrated customers, The Chord Company is supplying its first ever electronic component. Many owners of flat screens and projectors have benefited from connecting their components with Chord’s award winning HDMI Silver Plus cable but this hasn’t solved an increasing problem: the lack of available HDMI inputs. The solution is an HDMI Switching Matrix.’
The Chord Company are adding the HDMI switch box to their long list of high end cables so expect good things from Chords new switching box.
Chord’s HDMI Switching Matrix features three rear mounted HDMI sockets and one mini HDMI socket on the front. All four inputs can be separately routed to one of two HDMI outputs on the rear of the unit. The input and output configuration can be selected either by controls on the front of the unit or via the supplied remote control.
Measuring just 18cm wide, 11cm deep and 2.5cm high the HDMI Switching Matrix is easy to locate and simple to install. It requires no programming, it is simply plug and play.
The unit will carry all signals up to 1080p and all currently available digital audio signals. The Type C input on the front allows for the simple connection of the latest generation of high definition camcorders. The three Type A inputs on the back will provide connections for satellite, Freeview and freesat HD boxes, games units and DVD players.
Chord it seems have thought or everything and have even decided to launch 0.5 metre length Silver Plus.
Video Amplifier Bandwidth: 2.25Gbps
Single Link Range: 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p and supports VGA, SVGA, SXGA (1280 x 1024) and UXGA (1600 x 1200)
Vertical Frequency Range: 24Hz-60Hz
HDMI Input/Output Connections
INPUT HDMI: 3 Type A – 19 pin, 1 Type C – 19 pin
OUTPUT HDMI: 2 Type A – 19 pin
HDMI HDCP Compliant: