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HDMI Matrix Switch Recommendations?

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#21 OFFLINE   hasan

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 03:30 PM

I have one of those; it works flawlessly. Have you been able to determine exactly where the IR receiver is on that box? I'm trying to add it to my IR repeater without a lot of luck.


You aren't kidding, it is hard to find! I did a lot of playing around by selectively blocking the front panel. The IR receiver is really, really sensitive! (either that or the transmitter is capable of giving sunburns.:)

From my selective blocking, it appears that the IR receiver is just to the right of the 2nd input LED (it might be exactly between the 2nd and 3rd LED, but I can't be that precise. That's more of a cosmetic guess. The one thing that's clear is it is to the right of the 2nd input LED and to the left of the 3rd.

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#22 OFFLINE   Reaper

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 04:03 PM

The problem with the Geffen switches is that they're so flippin' expensive...

I bought the Monoprice 8x1 powered switch and it works perfectly. I run my components to the switch and then the HDMI out through my JVC receiver to the TV. Works great.

http://www.monoprice...&seq=1&format=2

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 04:31 PM

You aren't kidding, it is hard to find! I did a lot of playing around by selectively blocking the front panel. The IR receiver is really, really sensitive! (either that or the transmitter is capable of giving sunburns.:)

From my selective blocking, it appears that the IR receiver is just to the right of the 2nd input LED (it might be exactly between the 2nd and 3rd LED, but I can't be that precise. That's more of a cosmetic guess. The one thing that's clear is it is to the right of the 2nd input LED and to the left of the 3rd.

Thanks, I will try that. I had been mostly concentrating on the extreme edges.
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 04:44 PM

I bought a swicher from Amazon with 3 imputs and a output,and a remote. I believe I payed under 20$ and it those t trick, no need for expencive units most of them are good and do the job.

Well, for the purposes of the OP, we are both wrong. He is looking for a 4x4, and my link was to a 4X2. My apologies to the OP.

He also is not looking for a simple 2x1 or 4x1 in the $20 range. But I still think my considerations regarding what newer flavors of HDMI and what formats it passes are worth checking. A $20 switch is $20 down a rat hole if you need 1080p or 3D and that switch won't pass it.
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