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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2011
I bought, connected and spent a day with another 5 X 1 HDMI switch and could not get it to work. It would not sync nor pass the cable tv's set top box, HDMI signal, (but worked with some of my other gear).
This little jewel worked right out of the box! Happy, happy... I need more ports than this provides, but when I'm ready to buy another switch, It will be IOGEAR. The HDCP compliance is a huge deal. With the previous switch that did not work, I could get the audio signal through the switch, but only a visual message on my HDTV that mentioned "not HDCP compliant". This IOGEAR switch IS HDCP compliant, as mentioned on the box and tech info.
It's powered thru the HDMI cables, so no bulky transformer or any power cable, and recognizes which equipment is powered up. If I have 2 (or more) components powered, I have to manually switch to the component I want to use, but the remote makes this easy. Now, on to provisioning my Harmony remote to learn this switcher's numbers.