This kind of HDMI mini amplifier switcher not only has the key-press-switching function, but also has the intelligent function. It routes high definition video (in multiple resolutions up to 4KX2K) and digital audio from any one of the several sources to display units. All inputs accommodate the connections of the high definition video sources simultaneously, compatible well for HD-DVD,SKY-STB, PS3, Xbox360 etc.
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I have the Logitech Revue (Google TV box), and it's great, but there's no button to switch the input on my TV so I either need to keep my TV remote around or get up to do it. I'm super lazy so obviously this is a big deal for me.
I bought this switch to help alleviate that.
For anyone that doesn't know, Google TV is basically just cable TV plus internet (I plug my cable TV box and an ethernet wire into it). So when I say Google TV, just think regular cable TV if that's easier.
Firstly, I should say that when it arrived, I was shocked at just how small it is. It's only a little bigger than a match book, and there's no plug for it. What you see in the images is it. Just a very tiny square block.
I hooked up my Google TV on input 1 and my Xbox 360 and PS3 onto inputs 2 and 3, and I proceeded to play around. The Google TV was on by default. I turned the Xbox on and it switched to the Xbox. I turned it off and it switched back to TV. This was...
Quite a good little product.
For the price, well worth the cost as it does auto switch to either the only powered input or the last input that was powered on. Can also switch using button on it.
Note: No remote control comes with or is available for this switch.
It's a nice little device that you can set and forget.
I have tried a 1080p signal through it and it looks exactly the same as direct connection. I am not a videophile but I see no video deterioration from using this switch. Also the switch is supposed to work up to 1920 x 1200 resolutions at least for those who connect their pc's to high resolutions monitors via hdmi.
I started posting this as a comment to other reviews, but at the risk of repeating myself, I'm creating my own review.
This device did not switch inputs automatically when I installed it. I even got the vendor to send a replacement, which didn't work either. Finally I realized that the "Instant-On" feature on my Blu-Ray player meant that the player was still receiving a tiny bit of power even when it was "off", and that was preventing the HDMI switch from working properly, since it is designed to switch when one of the inputs is unpowered. I deactivated the "Instant-On" feature and now the switch works as advertised. I do wish that there had been some kind of instructions sent with the device mentioning this fact, or that there had been someone from the vendor who knew about it when I sent them an e-mail complaining that the switch wasn't working properly.
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