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Multiple Television with multiple Cable boxes

Hey all.
Been trying to figure out some things.
So I'm planing on having four HDTV's w/ four cable boxes . It seems like a 4x4 hdmi matrix is the answer but I run into some roadblocks. I don't want to have just one cable box for four different televisions and I'm also not entirely sure how to integrate this into my A/V Reciever (Sony 7.2 Dolby Atmos Receiver) Any and all help is greatly appreciated and is somewhat time sensitive. Thank you all in advanced

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You had me going till the 7.2 receiver.

That is, if you want to create 4 complete theaters, get 4 complete theaters. Most of the time folk will for reasons (money?) get a single cable decoder and use a matrix box to shoot the HDMI to other sets. but here you lost me on the receiver. That is not so shareable.

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Here's another angle on the 7.2.

Post was last edited on May 9, 2017 9:41 AM PDT

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This was super helpful. Thanks alot!..
But why not that receiver? What am I missing?

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I'm guessing what the goals are.

OK, a cable box to many sets is a well known setup with reasons why.

4 cable boxes to 4 TVs over a matrix would be a mess (remotes and such?) So I can't guess what the goal is there.

Add in a 7.2 and how would we get sound from the right cable box to the right room? No 7.2 receiver I know would tap 4 inputs and send 7.2 to 4 sets of outputs.

-> As it stands, I'd forget the matrix since we have 4 cable boxes, 4 TVs and just need to sort out our audio choices.

Post was last edited on May 9, 2017 10:27 AM PDT

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I suspected.

I suspected the matrix was superfluous.
I was getting bad advice from someone. Or maybe i was explaining the project poorly.
Either way.
The televisions will all be in the same room.
My original plan on dealing with audio was to plug each into A/V receiver and switch between different outputs as needed. This seems clumsy. Any comments or direction much appreciated. Also this should probably just be a whole different post now i thnk

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Ahh, that's a horse of a different color.

OK, if all you need to do is to get audio of choice to the 7.2, I'm thinking for each cable box a HDMI splitter with one output going to the TV and the other HDMI lead to the receiver.

Yes it's a bunch of little boxes but it's something I've heard of.

Example splitter. Amazon link follows.

Then you check the receiver supports 4 HDMI inputs and you select it with the receiver remote.

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