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HDMI (splitter's switchboxes)

II SAL II
02-26-2008, 02:09 PM
i currently only have 2 HDMI ports on my TV and have 3 units that require HDMI.. i need help with what to get that is not expensive. the switch boxes 2X1 i have seen are over 100.00 and that just seems outrageous?

any insight would be great.. does price really matter on picture quality with hdmi?

Rick-F
02-26-2008, 02:32 PM
I use this one. It has worked flawlessly for me so far. Last week it was $29.88 w/free shipping.

http://www.buy.com/prod/joytech-tri-link-3-port-hdmi-switch-with-remote-3-to-1-switch-between/q/loc/108/204972580.html

Scottnot
02-26-2008, 02:41 PM
You could connect one of the units with Component cables; that would be the most simple.

If you insist on using HDMI, the previous post would be one option.
Or you could try monoprice:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10110

Chiz
02-27-2008, 11:13 AM
As far as anyone knows, by running HDMI through a switch box like this, will there be any degradation in quality? I know that HDMI uses a digital signal to transmit and that signal is either "off" or "on" which makes HDMI cables from Monster for example completely worthless. So I'm just curious if this same sort of logic would apply to using a switch box?

Chiz
02-27-2008, 11:15 AM
Let me also add this on....is it better to use a switch box like the one from monoprice, or is it better to run HDMI into a receiver that can handle that many inputs? I suppose it would probably have something to do with whether the receiver is doing any interlacing of the signal...does that sound correct?

Scottnot
02-27-2008, 11:20 AM
Let me also add this on....is it better to use a switch box like the one from monoprice, or is it better to run HDMI into a receiver that can handle that many inputs?
They basically do the same thing.

rbinck
02-27-2008, 12:18 PM
Like Scott said they do basically the same thing, but I would opt for the switchbox myself so I could watch TV without the receiver having to be turned on.

Chiz
02-27-2008, 12:52 PM
thank you gentlemen. I will most likely buy from monoprice. Are there differences in quality between switches or are they all doing the same thing with different mark-ups?

runrs
03-01-2008, 11:51 PM
You could connect one of the units with Component cables; that would be the most simple.

If you insist on using HDMI, the previous post would be one option.
Or you could try monoprice:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10110
Purchased $18 HDMI switch from Monoprice. Works great and thanks for the info.