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    Agoraquest Forum Index Getting Started/Building a Home Theater
    HDMI switch to help expand you HD system Dashboard
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    Last Reply: March 4, 2006, 8:31 pm

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    Author HDMI switch to help expand you HD system

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    Joined: Mar 04, 2006
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      Posted: 2006-03-04 17:09

    Many of the earlier models of HDTV only have 1 HDMI input.  With more video sources outputing in HDMI format only due to content protection, ie, HDCP user will need to expand the single HDMI input.

    I was an early adopter and had also only 1 HDMI input with no way to connect 2 or more HDMI sources!

    Fortunatly I found an external 5x1 HDMI switch which allows me to connect up to 5 HDMI sources to my TV.  The switch was easy to use and has a great Smart Scan feature which automatically detecst the HDMI source and switches for me! It really made things much easier to use and at the same time solved my 1 HDMI input problem.

    I know there will be others that have the same problem so just wanted to share with all.

    You can also find other HDMI solution at Octava. They have cables, and 3x1 HDMI switch


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      Posted: 2006-03-04 20:31

    Thanks for sharing your find with us!


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