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HDMI Switcher

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by duck33, Nov 27, 2007.

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  1. Ron Barry

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    Just starting to look into getting one since i only have an one HDMI input to my TV. Got a couple of questions hopefully you guys know the answers to.

    1) What is the build-in Equalizer for. We are talking digitial stream here so what does an equalizer give you.

    2) I see these can be operated through a Harmony remote. Do have discrete control codes or is it a switch to next input type remote code.
     
  2. Bill Broderick

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    According to Monoprice's website:

    Question: What does Equalizer do?
    Answer: Equalizer allow you to transmit high definition audio/video streams across long distance without any digital degradation. It also corrects any digital error in the stream and provides 40dB equalization to compenstate for any cable transmission loss. To ensure a crystal clear HDTV picture it will stop any digital noise (sparkles).



    Discrete. Here is the page with the photos of the Monoprice switcher. One of the photos is of the remote, which show 4 discrete buttons.
     
  3. Bill Broderick

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    Last year I bought one of older Monoprice switchers and had a problem with it (it didn't work with my Blu-ray player, although it did for others with the same player). I ended up returning it and getting a Radiient Select-4ce, which worked perfectly.

    Because of price, I would definitely recommend that anyone looking for an HDMI switcher to try Monoprice first. But, if you have a problem, I would recommend trying the Radiient.
     
  4. newsposter

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    wish i looked harder for my switcher...had a 3x1 from jr.com for 119 and since i got my HR20 added to my HDtivos, i have intermittent issues where i must unplug the tv to get the flashy purple screen to go away. Something must be happening that is diffferent with the hr20 than the hdtivos and my dvd player. now i do need a 4x and a 5x would have been perfect for this monoprice price!
     
  5. Ron Barry

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    Bill. Thanks for the links and the info. Very promising. I know I am in the D* side of the fence. Anybody watching the thread use the Monoprice one with a E* 622/722. Also plan on using it with a HD DVD player and Blue Ray in the future. Discrete is a must for sure.
     
  6. JLucPicard

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    I'm assuming from the mention of 622/722 that you are talking about DishNetowrk receivers. "D*" is an abbreviation for DirecTV. DishNetwork's (EchoStar's) abbreviation is E*.
     
  7. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

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    Yep.. My slip of the finger... Corrected... :D
     
  8. jimd909

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    I got a 4x1 HDMI switcher from xtrememac. It works great. AND, it's only $99.95 (before tax and shipping).

    http://www.xtrememac.com/audio/av_cables/switcher/index.php

    Also, they have HDMI cables for $19.95.

    For the switch and 5 cables, it was less than $200.
     
  9. spartanstew

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    FYI: a 5X1 switcher and 5 cables from monoprice would be less than $100.
     
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