HDMI Switch for $50! Cheap alternative to HDMI switching receiver...

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  1. DorianBryant

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    I have the Dish 811 and just purchased a Samsung upconverting DVD player. I ended up ordering a Panny XR55 as it now has what I sold my XR50 for-7.1, 80hz crossover, and DPL IIX.

    Anyway, I wanted a way to utilize the 811 and DVD player with the one HDMI input on my sony widescreen. I considered the JVC 402 digi amped receiver but it is sketchy if it performs as well as the XR50 and it is $400. Well many may know this already, but Amazon has a DVI/HDMI 2-1 mechanical switch for $55 shipped.

    The HDMI switching receivers are pricey, this may prove to be a cheap alternative.
     
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    Saw a post at AVS where there are a couple sites selling it for $34...
     
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    why can't there be a HDMI Y type of connector? It works for optical...
     
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    because is HDMI is a 2 way communication interface which allow for encryption for copywrite protection purposes. Y connectors will not work, nor will some basic switches. If this switcher works that would be awesome. I'd like to see see some reviews!!
     
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    I just got it today. I am still waiting for another DVI cable to come. There is a thread over on AVS where people are using these without problems. Only real drawback is it is a mechanical switch and subject to possible corrosion of the contacts and of course no remote.

    Better alternative (unless you are in themarket for one)than spending a fortune on a HDMI/DVI switching receiver...
     
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