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User Info: kickthegnome

kickthegnome
5 years ago#1
I wanted to get one of those switch boxes where you hook your devices up to it and then hook the box up to the tv and can push a button to switch between the 4 inputs on the box. My tv only has 2 hdmi ports and I have 4 devices that need to be hooked to it (cable, pc, wii u, and ps3). Would getting a switch box degrade the quality?

For those that don't know what an hdmi switch is.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/rocketfish-4-port-hdmi-switch-black/2947005.p?id=1218365975397 I was looking at getting something like that (though not sure which device yet. Was gonna look at reviews)

User Info: WerdnAndreW

WerdnAndreW
5 years ago#2
Look at monoprice for hdmi switches.
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User Info: KillerTruffle

KillerTruffle
5 years ago#3
HDMI is a digital signal, so it shouldn't. It doesn't degrade the same way analog (older VGA) can. If there is loss of signal, it would be due to a faulty connection or poor quality switch or something, and would likely end up either causing image corruption or loss of picture or something, not just a lower quality image.
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User Info: kickthegnome

kickthegnome
5 years ago#4
KillerTruffle posted...
HDMI is a digital signal, so it shouldn't. It doesn't degrade the same way analog (older VGA) can. If there is loss of signal, it would be due to a faulty connection or poor quality switch or something, and would likely end up either causing image corruption or loss of picture or something, not just a lower quality image.


Ok good to know

WerdnAndreW posted...
Look at monoprice for hdmi switches.


Any recommendations from what they sell? I need one that allows for at least 3 inputs (since the 4th could just go through the other tv input directly).

User Info: wildog2006

wildog2006
5 years ago#5
I have that exact device. It works great. Even comes with a little remote to change the input source.
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User Info: Lilrosco

Lilrosco
5 years ago#6
Hey TC,

See if this product would interest you. I have one hooked up to my TV. Its a different brand but its cheaper than the price listed from your link.

http://www.amazon.com/Kinivo-501BN-Premium-wireless-adapter/dp/B0049SCB2Y/ref=sr_1_7?s=audio-video-accessories&ie=UTF8&qid=1454620213&sr=1-7&keywords=hdmi+switch
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Darkstorm16
5 years ago#7
I was looking at this


Fosmon HD1832 Intelligent 5x1 5-Port HDMI Switch/Switcher with IR Remote and AC Adapter Supports 3D https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008D6YZXG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_9z8Swb7KJCXEX
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User Info: Lugoves

Lugoves
5 years ago#8
Lilrosco posted...
Hey TC,

See if this product would interest you. I have one hooked up to my TV. Its a different brand but its cheaper than the price listed from your link.

http://www.amazon.com/Kinivo-501BN-Premium-wireless-adapter/dp/B0049SCB2Y/ref=sr_1_7?s=audio-video-accessories&ie=UTF8&qid=1454620213&sr=1-7&keywords=hdmi+switch


This is the one I have.

It's pretty good. It will auto switch to a device when turned on even of another device is already going.

Also I've had issues with input 5 having screen tearing in every game on that system currently plugged into it.
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User Info: Garage_Man

Garage_Man
5 years ago#9
HDMI is digital. Either works or doesn't.

You know they 500 dollar cables people use to hook up their USB dacs? Yeah morons. Digital is digital.
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