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Old 01-26-2007, 06:13 PM
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Default For those without a HDMI receiver, here's a $80 HDMI switcher.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/26/e...1-hdmi-switch/

Apparently the switching box can be hidden because it comes with a remote. Now I wonder if you can get your Universal remote to learn that function?
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The monoprice one is much better and is a 5 port switch. It is very highly rated. People rave about how good this switch is.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...ormat=2&style=
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http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/26/e...1-hdmi-switch/

Apparently the switching box can be hidden because it comes with a remote. Now I wonder if you can get your Universal remote to learn that function?
Im sure you could get a remote to learn it. My H/K remote has a learn function where you point the two remotes at each other and assign what ever buttons you want from your old remote to the new one.
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The monoprice one is much better and is a 5 port switch. It is very highly rated. People rave about how good this switch is.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...ormat=2&style=
Does the monoprice one have a remote to switch channels or do you do it manually on the box itself?
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Does the monoprice one have a remote to switch channels or do you do it manually on the box itself?

Yes it does have a remote. It does either/or/both. There are some pics at the link I posted. I have been thinking about getting one but also thinking about getting a new reciever. LOL

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I'm also thinking about a new receiver but I haven't found one that does everything I want it to. This would be perfect as a stop-gap solution.
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I'm also thinking about a new receiver but I haven't found one that does everything I want it to. This would be perfect as a stop-gap solution.
Yeah I'd go with the switcher, there are so many new receivers coming out with more HDMI ports and even possibly supporting the 1.3 HDMI spec. I'd expect so some of these some of them coming out toward the 4th quarter of the year.
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The monoprice one is much better and is a 5 port switch. It is very highly rated. People rave about how good this switch is.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...ormat=2&style=
I can only imagine the rave reviews on this product! Did you read the specs?? It even does 720i ! The only one on the market!
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I can only imagine the rave reviews on this product! Did you read the specs?? It even does 720i ! The only one on the market!
720i!!! Lmao!!! 720i is definetly the best resolution

Aside from the obvious typo that seems like a good price. I would of expected those to cost alot more.

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Yeah I'd go with the switcher, there are so many new receivers coming out with more HDMI ports and even possibly supporting the 1.3 HDMI spec. I'd expect so some of these some of them coming out toward the 4th quarter of the year.
I'd go for a Q4 release too. Until I can expect those features on a Yamaha 2X00 or Denon 380X - I'll stick via a switcher instead.
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