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I have 3 devices with HDMI outputs - HD cable box, HD sat. RX, and PS3 / Blueray player. The devices are located in the RV basement. I have one HDMI cable pulled up to the main TV and component leads pulled to the bedroom TV. I was going to run another HDMI cable to the main TV to connect the PS3 because right now if I want to use it I have to unplug the HDMI cable and replug it.

I just discovered that there are lots of HDMI devices I could use. I figured a switcher would allow me to connect all three devices without pulling another cable. A splitter would allow both TVs to be connected via HDMI. Then I got to thinking that a matrix might be best. You know how it goes...

Has anybody done this? Do you have recommendations at to which unit to buy? There's a J-Tech HDMI matrix on Amazon for $73 that looks perfect, but does it work?

Auto switcher would be OK, but if it has an IR remote I can drive it with my Logitech Harmony.

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I found this using a google search pretty quickly.

HDMI Multiple outputs


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I bought this one from eBay. The price is right and it works just fine.

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Linda Z wrote:

I bought this one from eBay. The price is right and it works just fine.
Which one?

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jetenbu wrote:

I found this using a google search pretty quickly.

HDMI Multiple outputs
Yeah, there's lots out there but I want to find one that has been verified to work.

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joebedford wrote:

jetenbu wrote:

I found this using a google search pretty quickly.

HDMI Multiple outputs
Yeah, there's lots out there but I want to find one that has been verified to work.

Right here.


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Sorry - this one: Ebay.





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I use two of the similar units in my home and they work great. Although mine are push button there are many that have remote controls which can shift between the various devices.

Use Amazon as you can read reviews on each unit.

Good luck.

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If you have multiple HDMI inputs and wish to go to multiple TVs you need an HDMI matrix. These cheap quality products are nothing but trouble. They take forever to switch and are not HDCP compliant which is a must for HDMI. I would recommend checking KVMSwitchTech. I use them for all my HDMi product needs.

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I ordered THIS ONE based on recommendations over on Digital Home forum. I'll let you know how it works (or not).

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