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Master Geek
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Topic # 205942 3-Dec-2016 16:41
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If using an auto-switching HDMI switch, and if I have my Sky box as one input and a disc player as another, and the Sky box is currently powered up and I'm watching that, when I turn on the disc player will the auto switch give me the disc player even though the Sky box is still powered up?




I ask since Sky boxes take forever to boot and the last thing I'd want to be doing is turning it off and on simply to de-power the output so the auto switch can give me the disc player input.




Anyone enlighten me as to their experiences?

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 1683444 6-Dec-2016 19:44
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find an auto-switcher that prioritizes inputs and plug your always-on skybox into the lowest priority input.


i had an old oppo hdmi switcher that i used successfully with an always-on freeview box for many years before getting an hdmi avr.

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