Question 4 separate HDMI cables or use a switch?


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Just wanted to see what people thoughts on the situation below.

I’m currently in the process of mounting the TV on the wall and using troubling therefore I want to limit the size of the trunking to make it as slim.

The TV has 4 HDMI ports so that would be 4 cables going through trunking.

I then thought what if I have one HDMI coming from the TV down the trunking to a HDMI switch and plug everything into that instead.

Just wanted to get thoughts on the two options as never used a splitter before.
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Splitter will work fine, but there will be the need to have a seperate control for it or get up to change inputs on the spiltter if using a cheap one. Some supposedly auto-switch but my son has issues with his (cheap one).

Also if you use a console and Game Mode on a specific input, you would have to turn it on and off everytime on the TV.

Denon, Marantz, Sony, Onkyo, Yamaha etc all make great HDMI splitters, but they call them AVRs for some reason. :)

Fred Smith

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Switch not splitter required.

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