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Lack of HD inputs???

soleus

Standard Member
With the xbox 360 round the corner, closely followed by HD-DVD, SKY HD and PS3, I'm in the market for a HDTV to get the most out of them :cool:

My only concern is that eventually I will have alot of equipment fighting over the HD inputs of which there aren't many of on the current generation HDTVs. I'm only just starting to look into this and wondered if there are any HDTV's with enough HD inputs or a satisfactory solution to connecting all this equipment.

I feel like a n00b all over again.... :confused:
 

Scapegoat

Well-known Member
soleus said:
With the xbox 360 round the corner, closely followed by HD-DVD, SKY HD and PS3, I'm in the market for a HDTV to get the most out of them :cool:

My only concern is that eventually I will have alot of equipment fighting over the HD inputs of which there aren't many of on the current generation HDTVs. I'm only just starting to look into this and wondered if there are any HDTV's with enough HD inputs or a satisfactory solution to connecting all this equipment.

I feel like a n00b all over again.... :confused:
Latest Pioneer 436 has 2xHDMI, not sure if it has DVI as well. I imagine that later models will have more and more in the future.

But I imagine there will still be a shortage for the big AV consumer. Look at TVs now. My current Sony CRT has 3xSCART, but only 2 are RGB. So I have Sky, Cube and PS2 fighting for 2 RGBs - and that TV is preety good for connections!
 
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loadsofleads

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The more connections, the dearer the cost, most of these manufacturers are tighter than Gordon Brown in a leotard when it comes to such things :eek:
 

Howard Pitfield

Active Member
I raised this a few weeks back - I'll need 3 inputs:

1 x DVD player (has HDMI)
1 x Sky HD
1 x FTA HD sat box

So a switch box will be next....

H :rolleyes:
 

tscotsman

Active Member
You can buy HDMI switchers just like scart switchers so no. of hmdi ports is not that important. Xbox360 will always use component. Ps3 will probably use both. Sky to begin with are going to use HDMI and Component. then theres HD DVD or Blu-ray thats obviously going to be HDMI, but they will probably have component too.
 

kourosh

Distinguished Member
you should also be able to daisy chain them i.e my tv has only 1 and so does my dvd,but my amp has 1 in and 1 out so i connect dvd to amp and then amp to tv :thumbsup:
 

soleus

Standard Member
Thanks for the advice so far everyone :smashin:

With the HDMI switch boxes is there any/much loss of picture quality??
 

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