HDMI Splitter - recommendations please

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  1. gregster10217

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    Upgrading to Sky +HD in a couple of weeks, well the order has been placed.
    I don't have an HDMI amp yet and will also be wanting to use my PS3 so looking for recommendations from you in the know as to a good, powered, auto switching HDMI splitter box.
    Suggestions around the £30-£40 mark would be great.
    Thanks again to all for your help.:thumbsup:

    Greg
     
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    Worth clarification, I guess - do you want a splitter or a switch?

    You say splitter, but a splitter takes one HDMI source and duplicates that to two HDMI outputs that are exactly the same, thus there is no switching, auto or otherwise.

    I have always found Lindy products to be good. I have a 1 to 4 VGA box from them that has worked really well for me for several years, the kind of thing that just sits there and does its job.

    I suspect you're looking for a switch though. If so, I might point you towards this HDMI Switch - 2 Port | Video Splitters & Extenders | Sharing, Converting, Extending | LINDY UK but note that I do not have experience of it - just experience of Lindy delivering in a timely manner, offering solidly built products at, I guess, a reasonable price. They're my first stop for cables and little natty boxes.

    Note that that one has got a button to alternate between sources, though. This one has button and remote HDMI Switch Remote - 2 Port | Video Splitters & Extenders | Sharing, Converting, Extending | LINDY UK. In fact, this seems to be what's on offer there HDMI | Switches | Audio / Video | LINDY UK

    Cheers, DpM
     
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    I bought one of these off Ebay if your after a switcher:
    Products - CMI GROUP

    Never had any trouble with it,think it was about £13 but without the power supply
     
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    www.HDcable.co.uk ... dont hesitate, there stuff and service is top notch . and no, i dont work for them, i just cant praise them highly enough :smashin::smashin::smashin:
     
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    If its a switch you want, I use one of these It doesn't need an external power supply (can be powered via USB), neither does it auto switch, it comes with a remote for switching. I;m sure HMV had them cheap instore recently as well.
     
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    Sorry for the confusion caused by the title, and lack of product knowledge!!!

    The item I am after is a switch box. Have looked at all the ones you have recommended and will make my purchase soon.

    Thanks everyone for you help. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    Seems good, but I bought those exact same cables - HDMI Cable – High Speed Platinum Range by hdcable.co.uk – Free UK Delivery – Ships Worldwide - HDMI Products for about half what they are selling for. 12.99 for 2 metres vs 22.99 for the same thing.
    2M PLATINUM HDMI CABLE RANGE-2 LATEST 1.3b HD 1080P on eBay, also, Video Cables, TV Accessories, Consumer Electronics (end time 31-Jan-09 14:37:43 GMT)
     
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    Hello gregster10217

    Finding a reliable automatic switch at 30-40 GBP is fairy tricky!

    Octava Inc. are worth considering (though outside of your indicated budget) - the HDS3 is a 3x1 v1.3 compliant switch which has proven to be very system compatible and does offer you the auto (and manual) source selection you require; see 3 port HDMI switch. Version 1.3. 3x1 HDMI switcher to share 3 HDMI sources with 1 HDTV for incredible HD experience.

    If auto source selection is important to you when you are 'listening' via the AV Amp you may want to consider the Octava HDS4A as it will simultaneously switch HDMI + Optical audio; see 4 port HDMI switch with Optical Audio routing. Version 1.3. 4x1 HDMI switcher for integration with HDTV and audio receiver

    Joe
     
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    Not so... Try a neet switcher and save your money...
     
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    Hello Baldybouncer

    I didn't say impossible - I said tricky!

    If you use the Forum Search function you will find plenty of folk who have had all manner of problems with low cost switch gear.

    As you say give one a TRY - it may work!

    Joe
     
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