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# 173838 8-Jun-2015 13:07
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In true tech fashion, I have far more devices than HDMI ports on my TV.

Suggestions on a good HDMI switcher? I only need 3-4 more ports.

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  # 1319361 8-Jun-2015 13:14
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Something off aliexpress has done me fine. And its IR reciever is on a wire so I can stick it to the wall by the TV and have all the HDMI cables stuffed behind the cabinet out of sight.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Drop-shipping-wholesale-support-3D-HD-1080p-5-input-1output-HDMI-switch-Mini-HDMI-Switch/2049979329.html

looks like it.

USB powered but I havent needed that to be connected to get it to work. I did have it plugged into the USB of the TV till it unplugged and I realised I didnt need it.




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  # 1319388 8-Jun-2015 13:50
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  # 1319776 8-Jun-2015 22:44
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I got a 4x2 matrix switcher from Jaycar. Considerably more expensive than a straight switcher, but works very well. Possibly overkill for your needs though, and at the moment it is overkill for mine.

At the time I got it I had grand visions of upgrading to a MySky and using the second output to route the Sky/BR/DVD/Media player input to other then the main TV at will - either to the bedroom using in wall cabling, or via an HDCP stripper to a HD capture setup if I ever got my HTPC built. Sadly, while I accumulated many of the bits for the project, I never actually got round to the HTPC and now I'm close to dumping Sky instead.


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  # 1319801 9-Jun-2015 01:02
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I got a cheap 4 into 2 matrix that I used between PCs and my 2 screens so I could have multi monitor off one of them, or show one of the other 2 on one screen.

But the one I got of aliexpress worked fine other than using one of those small creditcard remotes that conflicted with a speaker I have that used a similar remote. Seems to happen a lot with things that use those little remotes, as they just slap any front on them for you with whatever you want printed on it.




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  # 1319854 9-Jun-2015 07:54
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man I wish I knew about a matrix switcher a few weeks ago, I just bought a hdmi splitter (to push same signal to 3 rooms) and a hdmi switch to feed into the splitter.   

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  # 1320403 9-Jun-2015 16:03
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I got cheap little HDMI splitter from Jaycar (edit: same as aliexpress unit posted above) as a stop gap measure while my receiver is being repaired. 

3 in
1 out
IR sensor on extension lead
Remote control
No power input needed (seems to run off HDMI power).
Can power off USB if required
Generally if I turn a device on it switches to that input.

I'm running satellite, BD and a computer through it.  Works well so far




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