Crestron HD-DA-2-QUAD Quad 1-to-2 HDMI® Distribution Amplifier (Discontinued)

Availability: Discontinued
Crestron SKU: HD-DA-2-QUAD
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The HD-DA-2-QUAD is a single rack-space unit containing four independent 1-to-2 HDMI® distribution amplifiers. It is designed for splitting up to four HDMI, DVI, or DisplayPort Multimode signals to feed separate displays or processors, and is ideal for adding "loop-thru" capability to the inputs of a Crestron DVPHD Digital Video Processor. The HD-DA-2-QUAD supports HDMI with HDCP, Deep Color and 3D, handling 1080p60 HD video, WUXGA computer graphics, and multi-channel HD lossless audio.

Computer Compatibility

Besides handling every available HDTV format supported by HDMI, the HD-DA-2-QUAD also supports computer resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 WUXGA, and is compatible with DisplayPort Multimode and DVI computer signals using a simple adapter or dongle[1].

EDID Format Management

Embedded in the HDMI signal there is data called EDID (Extended Display Identification Data), which is generated by a display or audio processor to inform the upstream source about its format and resolution capabilities. In response to this data, the source ordinarily configures itself to send the best video resolution and audio format that both devices can support. But when you split that source's output to feed two disparate devices, as with the HD-DA-2-QUAD, which device does the source respond to? And what if the devices don't all support the same formats?

The HD-DA-2-QUAD overcomes formatting conflicts by intelligently determining the optimal video resolution, frame rate, color depth, and audio format that all of the devices can handle. So there's no need to mess with individual device settings or complicated programming — the HD-DA-2-QUAD manages it all automatically through EDID.

HDCP Key Management

By supporting HDCP, the HD-DA-2-QUAD ensures compatibility with all current and future high-definition signals. HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) is the digital rights management method that television and movie studios use to protect their content from unauthorized duplication. To support HDCP protected content, all devices in the chain must be HDCP compliant.

To manage the HDCP handshaking between devices, the source device (e.g., a Blu-ray Disc® player or HDTV receiver) issues "keys" to the devices downstream. Every HDMI source device has a limit to how many downstream devices it can support, determined by the number of HDCP keys it has available. But rarely is that limit advertised or specified by the manufacturer or service provider, so connect too many displays or processors and the source will simply stop outputting a signal without warning.

To prevent such surprises, using Crestron Toolbox™ software, the HD-DA-2-QUAD can test the HDCP limits of each HDMI source, allowing the installer to configure the system around any limitations, or substitute a different component.

Sync Detect LEDs

To simplify operation and troubleshooting, the HD-DA-2-QUAD provides individual sync detection LEDs on its front panel, providing a clear indication when a valid digital signal is connected to any input.

  • Provides four independent HDMI® splitters
  • Enables audio "loop-thru" for DVPHD inputs
  • Handles HDMI with Deep Color, 3D, and 7.1 linear PCM or high-bitrate encoded audio
  • Passes EDID, CEC, and HDCP
  • Also compatible with DVI and DisplayPort Multimode[1]
  • Supports video resolutions up to WUXGA 1920x1200 and HD 1080p60
  • Includes front panel input sync LEDs
  • Manages HDCP digital rights management for all connected devices
  • Performs automatic AV signal format management via EDID
  • Single-space 19-inch rack-mountable
  • Includes external power supply
  • No programming or control system required
  Input Signal Types HDMI, DVI[1], DisplayPort Multimode[1]
  Output Signal Types HDMI, DVI[1]
  Formats HDMI w/Deep Color & 3D, DVI, HDCP content protection support
  Input Resolutions, Progressive 640x480@60Hz, 720x480@60Hz (480p), 720x576@50Hz (576p), 800x600@60Hz, 848x480@60Hz, 852x480@60Hz, 854x480@60Hz, 1024x768@60Hz, 1024x852@60Hz, 1024x1024@60Hz, 1280x720@50Hz (720p50), 1280x720@60Hz (720p60), 1280x768@60Hz, 1280x800@60Hz, 1280x960@60Hz, 1280x1024@60Hz, 1360x768@60Hz, 1365x1024@60Hz, 1366x768@60Hz, 1400x1050@60Hz, 1440x900@60Hz, 1600x900@60Hz, 1600x1200@60Hz, 1680x1050@60Hz, 1920x1080@24Hz (1080p24), 1920x1080@25Hz (1080p25), 1920x1080@50Hz (1080p50), 1920x1080@60Hz (1080p60), 1920x1200@60Hz, 2048x1080@24Hz, 2048x1152@60Hz, plus any other resolution allowed by HDMI up to 165MHz pixel clock
  Input Resolutions, Interlaced 720x480@30Hz (480i), 720x576@25Hz (576i), 1920x1080@25Hz (1080i25), 1920x1080@30Hz (1080i30), plus any other resolution allowed by HDMI up to 165MHz pixel clock
  Output Resolutions Matched to inputs
  Input Signal Types HDMI, DisplayPort Multimode[1]
  Output Signal Types HDMI
  Formats Dolby Digital®, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS®, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD High Res, DTS-HD Master Audio™, Up to 8ch PCM
  USB For console, USB 1.1 client
  HDMI Passes CEC, provides EDID and HDCP key management
  IN 1 – 4 (4) 19-pin Type A HDMI female;
HDMI digital video/audio inputs;
Also supports DVI and DisplayPort Multimode[1]
  OUT 1 – 4 (8) 19-pin Type A HDMI female;
HDMI digital video/audio outputs;
Also supports DVI[1]
  COMPUTER (1) USB Type B female;
USB 1.1 computer console port (cable sold separately)
  PWR (1) 2-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block;
Alternate 24 Volt DC power input for connection to a Cresnet® power supply
  24VDC 1.0A (1) 2.1mm barrel DC power jack;
24 Volt DC power input;
PW-2420RU power supply included
  G (1) 6-32 screw, chassis ground lug
  PWR (1) green LED, indicates 24 Volts DC power supplied from Cresnet control network or power pack
  SYNC DETECT (4) red LEDs, indicate input signal sensing
Power Requirements
  Power Pack 1 Amp @ 24 Volts DC;
100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz power pack, model PW-2420RU included
  Cresnet Power Usage 27 Watts (1.13 Amps @ 24 Volts DC)
  Note: May be powered by 24V DC power pack or Cresnet network power, not both.
  Temperature 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
  Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
  Heat Dissipation 92 BTU/Hr
  Chassis Metal, black finish, convection-cooled, vented top and sides
  Faceplate Extruded aluminum, black matte finish with polycarbonate label overlay
  Mounting Freestanding or 1U 19-inch rack-mountable (adhesive feet and rack ears included)
  Height 1.80 in (46 mm);
1.70 in (44 mm) without feet
  Width 17.03 in (433 mm);
19.0 in (483 mm) with ears
  Depth 10.04 in (255 mm)
  4.1 lb (1.9 kg)

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