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Old 01-30-07, 01:07 PM
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HDMI Switch Box?

Does anyone use a HDMI switch box in their home setup?

My TV has one HDMI input but I have at least two devices that can use HDMI. I'd rather not swap cable every time I want to use one or the other. Does anyone have experience with such products? Is there any signal loss?
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Old 01-30-07, 01:17 PM
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Monoprice has a switch that everyone on eevry forum raves about. there is no signal loss (you are only feeding one source at a time).

the monoprice one is always sold out. when it comes in stock it sells out fast.

5 in 1 Here

smaller one is in-stock

3 in 1 Here
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Old 01-30-07, 01:41 PM
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Yes I have the 5-1 Monoprice switch, works great
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Old 04-07-07, 10:05 AM
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I just picked up a monoprice 5 X 1 switcher and it seems to work great! I cannot see any difference going thru the switcher or direct and have not lost any signals or hand shack issues.

However, I got a question: I get two red lights that stay on all the time. What does the red light mean?

I have three items hooked to the switcher, PS3, Bravo D1 and an old Voom box for OTA HD. I get the red lights on the D1 and Voom box, but not on the PS3. Now all three work just fine and no trouble switching between the three. Now the D1 and Voom box actually are DVI. So I'm using a DVI adapter on both of those so that I can use regular HDMI cables.

1. Could it be be the DVI outputs that are activating a red light on the switcher
2. Could it be the DVI to HDMI adapter
3. Should I just get cables that have DVI on one end and HDMI on the other

Again everything works perfect as far as I can tell. It is just those red lights stay on inputs 3 & 4 all the time and to be honest, they are pretty darn bright!
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You should send an email to monoprice to see what they say.

I would think because the 2 are DVI, maybe the light indicates a handshake issue (since I don't think that occurs through a DVI/HDMI conversion)

I am on the border of ordering one. I have a new HD-DVR from the dish, a Oppo DVD player filling my 2 available HDMI inputs. If I get the new 360 or a HD player of some sort, I will either need to get the switch, or a new receiver.

It looks like the 5-1 is in stock currently!
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Old 04-07-07, 02:16 PM
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Yea, I'll send them a note. It is annoying more then anything else as the unit works perfect!

Yes it is in stock and about $10.00 less then what I paid for less then a week ago. Also they now have a 4 X 1 unit with power button (the 5 X 1 just stays on all the time).
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Old 04-07-07, 09:46 PM
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I bought the Belkin Pure-AV HDMI Switchbox with remote. I am going to test it out tomorrow, I will let you know what I think of it.

http://www.hometheatermag.com/news/060606belkin/
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Hopefully you spent much less than the $199 MSRP for the unit.
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Yeah, I got it for $96.00 Canadian.
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Also have the 5x1 monoprice and would recommend it.
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