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Topic # 26679 30-Sep-2008 14:39 Send private message

Guys

Posted this earlier but don't think it worked. Apologies if its a double post.

I have just had myskyHdi installed - WoW on sports.....

Only issue is my nice 12month Sony telly only has 2 hdmi inputs and i currently have a PS3, DVD player and skybox all requiring an hdmi input. Appreciate I can use the PS3 to play dvd's but the mrs hates its control.

Is there a good hdmi splitter out there I could put the PS3 and DVD player on...Any recommendations please?

Thanks

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  Reply # 168003 30-Sep-2008 14:57 Send private message

There are hdmi selectors, or you can get an av receiver which switches hdmi.

Or just put the dvd player on component, its SD only so has nothing to gain by using HDMI other then less cables.




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  Reply # 168007 30-Sep-2008 15:20 Send private message

Does she hate the PS3 console game controller or the actual PS3 remote control which is much better and user freindly for all of the other functions of the PS3. If you have only got the gaming controller, I have seen new Sony genuine remote controls for PS3 on Trademe for around $60. We retired our DVD player and just use the PS3, one less box and cables as well in the cabinet.




                                           

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  Reply # 168015 30-Sep-2008 15:43 Send private message

I would be worried about wearing the laser out in the PS3 - thats whats died in all the consoles I have ever had.




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  Reply # 168029 30-Sep-2008 16:00 Send private message

I've heard the Xbox had a really bad failure rate they called the ring of death [ has been overcome I think now ], but the PS3 failure rate was less than 1% I think, so I guess if you sat there every day all day playing / watching it your chances might increase as it would with any dedicated DVD player as well. Ours gets thrashed, had it for 18 months now, works mint without a hitch as did our PS2 and PS1 until they were retired for the next model when that was released.




                                           

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  Reply # 168038 30-Sep-2008 16:20 Send private message

Opposite for me

Old grey playstation - started to only read origional CDs and then only read silver ones, not the black ones.

That drove the replacement of it with a PS2 - that then started to only read origionals, so that got replaced with a newer thiner one with a ghetto external powerbrick.

The xbox started to lose its ability to read dvd+r despite having a samsung drive, thankfully I was able to put a generic drive in but you lose the fancy power off and it closes itself feature.

Fans and optical drives are consumables on a PC to me, and its just a shame they are not replaceable to the same degree on a console (xbox 1 excluded)





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  Reply # 168089 30-Sep-2008 18:47 Send private message

Thanks for the tips chaps...Didn't think about the PS3 remote or indeed new amp (maybe its time)..

If I connected the current DVD via component, would I still get the same picture quality as the HDMI...

Just wondering if the ' upscaling ' it apparently does would be degraded...

Being honest I find it tough to tell when the upscaling is running apart from a red light on the front.

Cheers again

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  Reply # 168117 30-Sep-2008 19:42 Send private message

Chances are no, you would not see a difference. The content on the disc is only 480i or 576i, not all players will upscale to the component out but really your not missing much, whereas the other 2 sources are HD and really need the digital connection IMO.




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  Reply # 168482 1-Oct-2008 22:16 Send private message

I would also suggest getting the PS3 remote as it works very well and is set out like most normal DVD remotes, I purchased one for the same reason you have the wife didnt like useing the PS3 controller.

This way you can remove the DVD player and sell it to fund the PS3 remote purchase :).

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  Reply # 168952 4-Oct-2008 08:58 Send private message

Ihave 3 devices that require HDMI (PS3, HD-DVD and HTPC) and only one HDMI input on my TV. I just picked up a low cost HDMI switch that has a remote control. When integrated with my Harmony remote, it's pretty seamless. And the switcher passes 1080p and HDCP




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR running on Gigabyte Brix, Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Logitech Revue, Pioneer AVR, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player, Roku XS media player

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  Reply # 168984 4-Oct-2008 12:32 Send private message

lchiu7: Ihave 3 devices that require HDMI (PS3, HD-DVD and HTPC) and only one HDMI input on my TV. I just picked up a low cost HDMI switch that has a remote control. When integrated with my Harmony remote, it's pretty seamless. And the switcher passes 1080p and HDCP


What is the name of the switch, how much and where from?




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  Reply # 168986 4-Oct-2008 12:33 Send private message

corksta:
lchiu7: Ihave 3 devices that require HDMI (PS3, HD-DVD and HTPC) and only one HDMI input on my TV. I just picked up a low cost HDMI switch that has a remote control. When integrated with my Harmony remote, it's pretty seamless. And the switcher passes 1080p and HDCP


What is the name of the switch, how much and where from?

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  Reply # 169001 4-Oct-2008 14:36 Send private message

I got mine from ebay (something like this)

switch

Even now with the dollar dropping it is still a reasonable deal




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR running on Gigabyte Brix, Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Logitech Revue, Pioneer AVR, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player, Roku XS media player

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  Reply # 169029 4-Oct-2008 18:12 Send private message

lchiu7: I got mine from ebay (something like this)

switch

Even now with the dollar dropping it is still a reasonable deal

Thanx.

 

Bet the shipping costs as much as the switcher..





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  Reply # 169042 4-Oct-2008 19:40 Send private message

US$12.99 which isn't too bad




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR running on Gigabyte Brix, Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Logitech Revue, Pioneer AVR, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player, Roku XS media player

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