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HD Cable Splitter?

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by hamd01, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. hamd01

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    I have a Samsung HD TV hooked up to my DVD Player using HDMI cable. When the xBox 360 comes out I'll need to plug that into the TV using another HDMI cable.

    My TV has just one HDMI socket, so can anyone suggest a cheapish HDMI splitter and a UK source? It seems odd that they arnt readily available since every HD TV you care to mention only has one HDMI socket.

    Cheers

    David.
     
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    THe Xbox 360 doesn't have an HDMI cable, HD signals are only via component or VGA cables.
     
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    Read something recently where M$ stated that there isn't an HDMI cable YET. There should be one available on release though.
     
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    dont know where you picked that up but i havnt seen anything that suggests that comment. there may be a 3rd party one out at some point but on release date i'll say im 99.99999% certain you wont see one. IMO the only time we will see a digital cable from the xbox 360 is if/when they release the console with a HD-DVD drive
     
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    hamd01

    There are 2, 4 5 and more Input HDMI and DVI (with HDCP) switchers available in the UK.

    You have to be clear if your after a full spec Digital Video + Stereo or Multi Channel audio switcher or simply a Digital Video Switcher.

    HDMI switchers come in three flavours:

    Digital Video + Stereo or Multi Channel Audio
    Digital Video + Optical Digital Audio
    Digital Video only

    Gefen are one manufacturer who provide all three varieties and expect to pay slightly more for the full spec units than you would for the Digital Video Only units.

    Gefen often bundle cables with the switchers so the price of a 2:1 switcher will often include Two x 2m HDMI cables.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    Absolutely no point getting an HDMI splitter for a 360 - the 360 does not have HDMI out. Even if it did, it wouldn't give an improved picture quality over component, as I believe the video output is analogue only and not digital.
     
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    Looks like I'll be using component then, problem solved.
     

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