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Sherwood HSB6501 A\V Switcher with HDMI-Link Up-conversion (Black)

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  • Converts any component video input into an HDCP-compliant HDMI output.
  • Provides remote (or RS-232) switching for 2 HDMI source units
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Product Specifications

Brand NameSherwood

Product Description

SHERWOOD COMPONENT TO HDMI SWITCHER

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 5.5 x 13.8 inches ; 5.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000ICPEC4
  • Item model number: HSB-6501
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul Deane on July 20, 2009
I've searched high and low to find a device that does what this does. Not only does it do what it says it does, but it does it very well! It's reasonably priced, and it's fairly sleek. If you need to combine HDMI (up to 2) and a Component video source to one HDMI then this is what you want. Excellent Component to HDMI conversion! It also, splits the HDMI audio out to optical. I say again, the only one of its kind.
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This thing was designed with a very specific purpose. The company who made it had a $1600 preamp/processor (receiver without an amplifier built in).

The problem for them and the customers is that people wanted HDMI and they didn't want to have to replace an amazing premp/processor for that reason they designed this thing.

It DOES NOT scale lower resolutions to 1080p for a very good reason. The highest quality down to the mid quality preamp/processor and receivers have special video post processing that greatly increases the video quality. This part makes up a large portion of the cost of a new pre/pro or receiver.

One of the many post processing systems are made by Faroudja and is called DCDi there are much better ones out there as well but the bottom line is to incorporate that into a switch would greatly increase the cost and if it wasn't as good as the post processing in the Preamp Processor or the Receiver then it would just make it look worse.

So all it does is take the exact signal that it is given then send it through the HDMI cable.

Also as for the size this thing needs to be as wide as the products it was intended for. That also means it needs to be as wide as a rack spot incase you planned on putting it in a rack.

This product is pure genius and clearly they where given a problem and they solved it.

If you want HDMI but don't want to repurchase an extremely expensive component then this is the absolute best way to get your old equipment to be compatible with HDMI.

I LOVE IT!!!! I wish I knew about it 3 years ago when I replaced a flagship yamaha receiver for a Pioneer Elite that has no where near the power that the Yamaha had.

Not going to happen again... My main system has a Sherwood P965 and I would have gotten rid of it for a Emotica XMC-1 when it comes out. But then I stumbled upon this beutiful little gem!
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By R. Gray on January 7, 2012
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I bought this to use an older model receiver with current Blu-ray technology,
it works well for some components but not at all for others .it still is useful to me and at the price I paid it was a bargain but I would pay more if it worked with all my hdmi components rather than only a few .it does convert the component video to hdmi fine but if you want to use the other two hdmi inputs it may or may not work for you
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Robert Hodgson on February 11, 2010
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I wanted to make my title clear, so people don't make the same mistake I did. It CONVERTS compenent to HDMI, but it will not up-convert the picture quality. Mabye this was clear to others, not to me.
What this unit does do, it does well. The HDMI in and out work very well, and the sound is excellent (thought it does not have any connections for coaxial in or out) It is easy to setup and easy to use.

I gave this unit 2 stars simply because the compenent input is woefully lacking. I don't know that much about "types" of component signal, but this unit obviously is very picky about it. To be exact, it does not work with directv regular-definition satellite recievers (mine, anyway), or XBOX-360 component connections (I tried all 4 different resolution settings on XBOX to no avail). With these two units, its just sits there and says there is no signal, but if you connect the cables to your TV it works fine so you know it is the Sherwood not recognizing the signal. I know my unit was not comlpetely defective, though, because it works with my up-converting DVD (which doesn't help, because my DVD player only has coaxial sound output). All of these comments pertain to the componenet video input, remember.

I was very dissapointed in the limitations vs. my needs and expectations, and I will be returning it. I would only get this unit if you are planning on using DVD player in component input, and your DVD has an optical output.
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