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    HDMI switch

    We are redoing the living room and moving the television to a far corner. The plan is to leave all the boxes where they are and just a single cable to the telly.

    Does anyone have experience with HDMI switches?

    #2
    Yes

    Pioneer VSXS520 Black | AV Receiver | Richer Sounds

    or just one of these, so long as up to 3 boxes. Should auto-select for new input when input is switched on, but remote for when it doesn't.

    3 Way HDMI Splitter Hub Switch Port w/ Remote For HDTV Wii U PS3 Xbox 360 LCD | eBay
    Last edited by anonymouse; 5 November 2016, 14:01.

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      #3
      Originally posted by anonymouse View Post
      Pioneer VSXS520 Black | AV Receiver | Richer Sounds

      or just one of these, so long as up to 3 boxes. Should auto-select for new input when input is switched on, but remote for when it doesn't.

      3 Way HDMI Splitter Hub Switch Port w/ Remote For HDTV Wii U PS3 Xbox 360 LCD | eBay
      Don't get the cheap eBay one. We got one and it's rubbish.
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        #4
        I've had one of these and it works straight out the box.


        https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Electroni...Port+Gold+HDMI

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          #5
          Originally posted by FiveTimes View Post
          I've had one of these and it works straight out the box.


          https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Electroni...Port+Gold+HDMI
          +1

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            #6
            Been making do with an old manual switch box since the number of HDMI devices exceeded the number of inputs on the TV, but that 5 quid auto jobbie with manual override looks like it's worth a try for barely more than the cost of a pint these days.

            Manual override probably still needed what with some devices not turning fully off but go into sleep mode so a signal is still send down the cable (unless can change that in their settings somewhere), so may push the boat out and go for the 5 input with remote control.

            Cheers.
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              #7
              Originally posted by missinggreenfields View Post
              +1
              same, but it's worth noting that the ports are prioritised I think, so you can put a device you want to 'take over' the hdmi output into a higher port. this will help with devices that constantly output when on standby or whatever. just saves having to use the button as much.

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                #8
                do these produce any noticeable 'lag'?

                I have noticed when gaming if i use an port other than HDMI 1 there is about 1 second lag

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by original PM View Post
                  do these produce any noticeable 'lag'?

                  I have noticed when gaming if i use an port other than HDMI 1 there is about 1 second lag
                  Some of them have a game mode. I used to notice a bit of a lag when playing the free pinball game that came with the PS4 until I tweak the settings on the box.
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                    #10
                    I recommend the AV reciever, we have a Panasonic Home Theatre box and having the surround sound makes a big difference. The Dark night, Apocalypse now & Stargate should only be watched in this way.


                    If you do that you may need an optical cable from the TV to the amp. If the TV generates content e.g. DLNA/Freeview / Prime etc. then the audio will only come out of the TV, if you have spent a fortune on decent speakers its disappointing.

                    Why not run 2 HDMI cables one for switch / Receiver and one for gaming? If size of cable is a problem :

                    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Neet%C2%AE-.../dp/B002ECYEYA

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