PubBurgers
PubBurgers SuperDork
12/1/14 4:47 p.m.

My current TV has 2 HDMI ports, I'm up to 4 HDMI devices and will probably end up with more. Swapping cables between devices is a pain in the butt (first world problems, I know). So what's the skinny on switchers? It seems like most have a separate remote to switch between devices. While I don't mind the extra step, SWMBO already thinks my electronics are needlessly complicated and uses the streaming apps on a couple of them. Is there anything out there that doesn't require an extra remote? Any personal experiences?

McTinkerson
McTinkerson Reader
12/1/14 5:00 p.m.

Use this as an opportunity to grab a home theater receiver? All good ones generally are 4 into 1 HDMI switch. You get the bonus of being able to drive surround sound. The centre channel really helps.

As for remotes, grab a Logitech Harmony and use it for all. The sub $100 model can now even act as a console controller (excellent if you're using a 360/PSX for your Netflix, etc.)

PubBurgers
PubBurgers SuperDork
12/1/14 6:00 p.m.

While a proper home theater is on the list of wants, it's not in the cards for a little while. I just blew all of my play money for the near future on a PS4. Awesome idea though, I'd completely forgotten about AV receivers.

aircooled
aircooled UltimaDork
12/1/14 10:16 p.m.

I have a manual version kind of like this one and it works great:

http://www.firefold.com/3x1-hdmi-switch

That one can be set to auto sense.

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