Not Enough HDMI Inputs? HDMI Switches To The Rescue!

Not Enough HDMI Inputs? HDMI Switches To The Rescue!

Joel Pirela
Apr 28, 2011

Here's a real world scenario: You've got a 5 years old HDTV with just 1 or 2 HDMI inputs, but your home entertainment options have grown beyond your available ports. With today's components all using HDMI as a standard, you can extend the life of your older model HDTV with a HDMI switch...

IOGear GHDMIAS2
We really love how IOGear's technology will automatically switch to the active device, eliminating the hassle of using a remote. It's very simple, just turn on the device that you want to view on your TV. If you want to switch over to another device, simply power on the other device. LEDs on the front panel will display the selected source device. IOGEAR's HDMI switch is HDCP Compliant and supports 1080p resolution. It is an ideal solution for those wanting to connect multiple High-Definition digital content media devices.

Rocketfish 1080p 4-Port HDMI Switch-Switcher
You can add up to 4 HDMI inputs to your home entertainment system with this Rocketfish HDMI switcher that supports 1080p performance for sharp pictures and accurate colors. Never have to switch which device is plugged into your HDMI port, connect them all and switch between them with the remote. We still like the "auto detect" feature of the other switches, but this one could be a good alternative also.

Belkin 2 in 1 HDMI switcher
This switch supports 480i/p,1080i/p, 720p, HDCP compliant and come with a Remote control. We found interesting the 'bus-powered' feature claimed by Belkin with HDMI cable connected to your HDTV. Also, Having a remote control also means that you can use your universal remote to learn the code. Now you can have one remote for your whole system for switching varies sources if desired.

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