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HDMI switchers

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Howard Pitfield, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. Howard Pitfield

    Howard Pitfield
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    Why are they so bloomin' expensive. To cater for my equipment I'll need:

    1 for Sky HD
    1 for DVD upscaling DVD player (Sammy HD850)
    1 x FTA HD sat box (Philips DSR 9005)
    1 x PS3 or possibly Xbox

    So a 4 way switcher is needed already - phew! They seem to be about £250 up - lots of dosh for a switchbox eh? :eek:

    H
     
  2. junpit

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    Hi

    You won't want one for the xbox as the plans for xbox360 and currently the xbox uses component video (analog). ie. there are no plans to provide a HDMI output from the xbox.

    As for your other items, I understand its a pain in the butt. I went into my local maplins at the weekend and was amazed at how much a HDMI cable is. They want £90 for a 1m cable. What a rip-off. I bought a 5m cable off ebay instead for £8.

    -Junpit
     
  3. Mr Merrick

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    Try this one from Meridian http://www.badaweb.co.uk/uniletsoundandvision/news14.html . It's a brand new product for £425. I use one for my HD Player, Denon DVD, PC (via DVI adapter) and soon SkyHD.

    It might be pricey, but it actually improves the signal by re-clocking the signal and removing digital jitter, and the picture really is better. (More info on the link)
     

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