HDTV DVI Switch Dilemma


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Hi Everyone,

I need some advice for a Philips 42PF7520D HDTV i have which unfortunatelly doesn't have HDMI and only one DVI and 3.5mm audio input. I have a Xbox 360 with HDMI and a Shuttle PC with DVI connectors which i want to connect to the TV.

I understand i need a switch to put these together and found something like this
2 Port DVI-D Switch with Audio: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

but i would like to know if there is any automatic switchers available. The one above also seemed quite cheap, does that mean they don't necessary hit DVI/HD standards? I don't think there is any point in buying HD and bolting on a cheap switcher but at the same time i don't want to spend more when the cheaper alternative will be just as good.

Also am i missing anything? I've already got an adapters for the Xbox (HDMI to DVI) and RCA to 3.5mm.

Any advice or ideas would be great.
Thanks in advance.
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Joe Fernand

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Hello keypepper

The Octava HDS3 (3x1) HDMI switch will work as required with HDMI and DVI signals if you just need to switch the Video signals; see 3 port HDMI switch. Version 1.3. 3x1 HDMI switcher to share 3 HDMI sources with 1 HDTV for incredible HD experience.

Our latest unit is a 3x1 HDMI + Stereo audio unit.

The HDA31-UK will be ideal for you if you want to simultaneously switch your HDMI/DVI video signals plus an Analogue Stereo audio signal; see 3x1 HDMI switch with L/R Stereo Audio routing. Version 1.3, 1080P. Route HDMI video and L/R Stereo Audio to HDTV.

Our first batch of stock of the New unit is due into the UK on Tuesday.


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