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#1 of 4 AbbyNormal


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Posted August 14 2012 - 04:44 AM

I recently purchased a Sony 7.2 receiver with 4 HDMI inputs (Blu-Ray, Games, DVR and another video input). The problem is, my fiancee's kids have a PS3, a Wii and an X-Box and there is a constant battle over the "Games" input on the receiver-mainly, they have to keep unplugging one system to use another (yes, I have tried to tell them that they really don't need to do that, that one connection will work just unplug from the system, etc.) . The problem is, inevitably, someone unplugs the wrong item or jostles them enough that when I want to watch a Blu-Ray, I discover that someone has either unplugged it accidentally or loosened up the cable enough that I need to crawl around and reconnect it. Has anyone seen a device that I could plug more than one HDMI-ready device into then just plug that into the receiver-without blowing something out or up? This is driving me crazy and I don't want to have to buy another receiver just for the games...:confused:
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#2 of 4 Walter Kittel

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Posted August 14 2012 - 04:53 AM

Assuming that the game systems all use HDMI, you could use an inexpensive HDMI switch to multiplex all of the game consoles to a single HDMI input on the receiver. Check monoprice.com for HDMI switches. - Walter.
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Posted August 14 2012 - 06:08 AM

Or you could have bought a receiver with HDMI upconversion. But otherwise, HDMI switches can be had for as little as $20...Heck here is one for $6... http://www.amazon.co...rds=hdmi switch

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Posted August 22 2012 - 07:50 AM

As a person who uses an HDMI switch to switch between my BD player, satellite receiver and XBox, I recommend this as the way to go. This is based on the assumption that the Wii console already has an HDMI adapter; if not, you may want to look into one of these to simplify the hookup. the less hands you have mucking around with your receiver, the happier you'll be.

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