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Wannabe Geek


Topic # 29410 6-Jan-2009 13:57
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Dudes, can I use an HDMI Splitter to connect both my MYSKY and my PS3 to my tv at once? My TV only has one HDMI port. Which one should i get?

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  Reply # 187789 6-Jan-2009 14:35
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STUDOG: Dudes, can I use an HDMI Splitter to connect both my MYSKY and my PS3 to my tv at once? My TV only has one HDMI port. Which one should i get?


Nope, a splitter allows you to connect 2 monitors to a singal HDMI source,

Whar you want is an HDMI switch to choose between two or more inputs, (But be warned they are not cheap)

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Master Geek


Reply # 187793 6-Jan-2009 14:49
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Sorry to go a little off topic, but does anyone know where I can get an optical Toslink switcher? I've seen a couple on Amazon but would perfer to buy from within NZ. My little HTiB only has one input and I'm not ready to upgrade it just yet.

Thanks

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  Reply # 187798 6-Jan-2009 15:02
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Hmm, found one on the Jaycar website. Guess I'll get that one.

I found a couple of HDMI switches too,

http://www.tastech.co.nz/product_info.php?products_id=103507
http://www.tastech.co.nz/product_info.php?products_id=103509

The first one is out of stock and the second one has 2 outputs. Only around $100 each, so hopefully that's within your budget.

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  Reply # 188016 7-Jan-2009 14:09
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Anyone used those passive hdmi splitters?

I'm looking to go from the one hdmi out of my receiver to a tv and a projector, though never at the same time.  Looks like these should work ok as long as I make sure they're both off before turning on the display I want to use?

cheers.

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  Reply # 188136 8-Jan-2009 07:11
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benny: Hmm, found one on the Jaycar website. Guess I'll get that one.

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I brought of those, didn't work well, took it back and same result with the second one, the switch itself wouldn't lock onto the channels and would drop in and out. Ended up buying a powered AV control centre off Trademe for $50 or so and it works great.

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  Reply # 188848 11-Jan-2009 20:52
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STUDOG: Dudes, can I use an HDMI Splitter to connect both my MYSKY and my PS3 to my tv at once? My TV only has one HDMI port. Which one should i get?


studog, if you want a cheap hdmi switcher, let me know. i still have my old one and it never lets me down. got it from usa. :)

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Master Geek


  Reply # 188875 11-Jan-2009 23:45
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clevedon:
I brought of those, didn't work well, took it back and same result with the second one, the switch itself wouldn't lock onto the channels and would drop in and out. Ended up buying a powered AV control centre off Trademe for $50 or so and it works great.

Works fine so far.

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  Reply # 190946 21-Jan-2009 06:03
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If you are trying to connect HDMIHD video to 2 HDTV's and watch at same time, you should use a HDMI splitter or HDMI distribution Amp.


If you have multiple sources and need to connect to your HDTV with only 1 HDMI input, you neeed a HDMI switch.

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  Reply # 190991 21-Jan-2009 10:42
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PBTech www.pbtech.co.nz have a good one for a reasonable price.  Has 4 inputs plus 2 outputs so you can run a second screen in another room.

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