Lightware MX2-8x8-DH-8DPio-A

MX2 Series Full 4K Matrix Switcher with DisplayPort Input and Output Ports


MX2-8x8-DH-8DPio-A is a member of the Lightware MX2 standalone matrix switcher series, supporting uncompromised 4K UHD resolution at 60Hz with RGB 4:4:4 colorspace and with down-conversion capabilities to 4:2:2. The DisplayPort inputs on the MX2 Dpi series routers allow connecting DisplayPort 1.2 video sources directly, without the need of adapters or dongles.

This device is fully HDMI 2.0 compatible with DisplayPort input signals transformed to HDMI for signal management. Input signals that do not fit in the HDMI 2.0 bandwidth of 18GHz can be converted to 4:2:2 while maintaining bit depth, thus allowing for HDR transmission. This switcher is particularly suitable for fix-install applications and futureproof operation centers, for installations where DisplayPort 1.2 input and output ports are required.

MX2-8x8-DH-8DPio-A supports 3D, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio and also HDR10, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. Proprietary Lightware technologies like Pixel Accurate Reclocking and Advanced EDID Management are included, and the device can be controlled via the built-in website.

MX2-8x8-DH-8DPio-A allow embedding audio to, and de-embedding audio from the signal stream at dedicated analog audio I/O ports, with 5-pole Phoenix type connectors. Crosspoint switching functions are available via direct keys on the front panel.

The matrix is recognized by the connected DisplayPort source as a DP-to-HDMI converter, and video input signals of 3840x2160 4:4:4 RGB 10 bit are converted to 3840x2160 4:2:2 YCbCr 10 bit or 3840x2160 4:4:4 RGB 8 bit on the DisplayPort input.

Furthermore, it's important to note that DP Multi-Stream (MST), Dual-mode DisplayPort (DP++), Adaptive-Sync and FreeSync™ are not supported, and neither is HDR on DisplayPort outputs.


Audio embedding and de-embedding
Audio embedding (or replace original audio)
Adjustable analog audio settings (volume, gain, balance)
Splitting of 4K UHD at 60Hz to two output ports with left and right half of the original video
Front to back cooling airflow
Active fan cooling
Compact and silent design
5-pole Phoenix balanced analog audio connectors
Directly mountable in 19" rack
Built-in universal power supply
HDCP 2.2 and HDCP 1.4 compliant with cross conversion capabilities
HDCP 2.2 and HDCP 1.4 compliant
HDCP enable/disable function on input
Multiple TCP/IP connections
Advanced EDID Management
Save and reload full crosspoint configurations as preset
Front panel LCD menu and buttons for crosspoint control
Intuitive control software for device configuration
Device control via Ethernet (TCP/IP), RS-232 and USB
CEC support (command injection)
Fully non-blocking switching architecture
Built-in website for device configuration
Supports HDMI 4K signal formats (4K UHD @60Hz RGB 4:4:4, up to 18 Gbps)
HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.4 and DVI 1.0 compliant
HDR and Low Latency Dolby Vision support
Color subsampling option on outputs (4:4:4 to 4:2:0 downconversion)
Pixel Accurate Reclocking
No video compression
Firmware upgrade through Ethernet
High bitrate Audio Support including Dolby Atmos, TrueHD, DTS-HD
Supports all embedded audio formats (including PCM, Dolby Digital and DTS high bitrate audio)
Uncompressed video up to 18 Gbps datarate (600 MHz pixel clock)
No signal latency, zero frame delay

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