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Monoprice Blackbird 4x4 HDMI Switcher - Driver request
#1
Hi Dean,

My old (and crappy) Monoprice basic 4x4 HDMI switcher has shot craps.  I'm stepping up the game with this new Blackbird 4K 4x4 HDMI Matrix Switch. The manual is here, it has both Serial and TCP capability.  The control protocol is the same for both and is documented in the manual; it looks extremely easy to implement.  Having a reasonably priced 4x4 switcher that was easily controllable would be a great addition. 


Can you accommodate developing a new driver some time in the near future for this guy?

BTW, the Monoprice Blackbird model # 24179 is the generic version of the Sewell 4x4 HDMI 2.0 Matrix but is $100 (well $180 with discount) cheaper.


Thanks!
-Ben
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#2
If you just needed something for simple one way control over switching that could be done easily enough with a PDL driver I guess.
Dean Roddey
Software Geek Extraordinaire
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#3
For me personally not certain how much that buys me, I will already be able control it via IR with the Harmony Hub which is 1-way. Ideally looking for a full 2 way driver so that CQC knows the state regardless of where the changes originate.
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#4
That'll take some extra time. Ping me again when closer to a 5.2 release and there's some time to put another frying pan on the fire.
Dean Roddey
Software Geek Extraordinaire
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#5
Sounds good Dean, thanks!
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#6
The unit arrived yesterday, I now have it configured and on the network and also have serial hooked up (for now) Any state changes, regardless of where they come from are reflected on all outputs, serial, IP and LCD panel. Commands are the same whether sent via RS232 or via IP. You can query the inputs and outputs to see if there are any devices connected. Very cool!!!

It has scene capability so you can pre-program up to 10 combinations of input source to output screen(s).

I'm extremely happy with this so far. Solid construction, 1U standard rack size with mounting brackets, comes with a remote and serial cable. Control syntax is straightforward and flexible.

Now off to hook it up the AV equipment...
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