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Terk HDMI-31 Smart HDMI Switch (3 X 1) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Terk

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  • Connects multiple HDMI components to a single HDTV
  • Automatically switches when you turn a product on
  • Compatible with all High Definition resolutions
  • Video amplifier bandwidth: 1.65 Ghz
  • Compatible format support: DVI, HDCP
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Terk
  • Model: HDMI-31
  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Cable Type: HDMI cable(VIDEO/AUDIO)
  • Left Connector Type: 19 pin HDMI Type A
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 9 x 3 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000LH2FH8
  • Item model number: HDMI-31
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 1, 2006

Product Description

SWITCH, AUDIOVOX, SMART AUTOMATIC

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Priced right, and it works great.
Jerry Jim
Whenever I would turn on the PS3 it would switch, when it was off it would go back to the cable box.
Kansas City Mike
I have a Time Warner HD cable box and an RCA DVD player.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

83 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 28, 2007
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When I bought my plasma TV a year ago, I never imagined that I would want to connect more than one HDMI device. That changed when I bought a DVD player with HDMI and the ability to upconvert DVD's to near HD quality. After first considering spending $400+ on a new receiver with dual HDMI ports, I opted to first try this device for about $65. Money saved. The device automatically switches between the cable and DVD inputs when I turn them on and I now can enjoy the much improved DVD video quality (I had been using composite video on the DVD player) that comes from HDMI. There is no change in the input quality from my cable box HDMI input. There was virutaly no setup involved. I simply unplugged my TV's existing HDMI connection from the cable box and plugged it into the output on the Terk box. Then I ran HDMI cables from the DVD and cable box to two of the three inputs on the Terk box and powered up. That was it. Rather than buy super costly HDMI cables, I purchased two HDMI cables from Abacus 24-7 (an Amazon contractor) at $6.99 each. They work like a charm. Since for audio I use a recevier rather than my TV speakers and my receiver is not HDMI capable, I have connected my receiver to the audio outputs of my cable box and DVD player using digital fiber optical cable and get all the capability of surround sound that I could want. Those optical cables are $5.99 each from Abacus (I found them for $12.99 to $25.99 at Fry's Electronics).

Update as of May 11, 2007. Still working like a charm. I haven't had to do anything to the unit and I basically forget it is there.

Update as of June 13, 2007. I now use my computer as a digital recording device, like a TIVO-type box. I record HDTV over the air using a Terk HDTV antenna and a Hauppauge HDTV capture card.
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53 of 56 people found the following review helpful By D. Becker on March 28, 2007
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I ordered this switcher but it doesn't quite meet my needs. It works great as an manual switch, but beware if you're set on the automatic switching mode. Not all devices terminate the HDMI link when you power them off (such as my TiVo). If you have a device that doesn't terminate the link, this switch won't switch back to it because it triggers based on the inactive-to-active state change of a connection. For example, I put my TiVo on input 1 and my DVD on input 2. When I turn on the DVD, it switched to input 2 as desired. However, turning the DVD off and the TiVo back on DID NOT switch back to input 1 because the TiVo never terminated the HDMI link and therefore didn't trigger the switcher. Bummer. I wound up ordering the 4-port Hdmi Switcher Box w/ Remote Control (1 Year Warranty) instead which solves my problem by using its remote control.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By D. Liu on February 28, 2007
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There are switchers out there that comes with a remote, at a cost of $50 or so. But the fact that this unit is auto-switching eliminates the need for a remote completely, and avoided another remote to clutter up my coffee table. The switcher can also be placed out of sight because of this feature.

Just remember to turn off one unit before turning on another unit for the auto-switching to work properly. Works like a champ with no static or green dots. AC adaptor is tiny, making it quite "power strip friendly".
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By E. Oxenberg on March 1, 2008
This product works great IF you can turn off unused components. However, if you record shows from your cable or satellite box, you know that the receiver must remain on at all times (as would the DVR if it's a separate component) or you would miss recordings. With a receiver and/or TiVo always on, this switcher won't be able to change inputs to, for example your DVD player or XBox, because it works by sensing whether a signal is being output over the HDMI cables, and thus won't switch if two inputs are active simultaneously.

If you have a complicated setup like this, you should instead buy a switcher with a programmable remote so you can either use the switcher's remote to change inputs or train a universal remote to drive the switcher and other peripherals at the same time.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 11, 2008
I like many others read all of the reviews and decided to take the plunge after a few others specifically mentioned that this works with the Netflix Roku movie downloader.

Well... for me it didn't.

The other thing everyone mentioned was that in order for this unit to work properly, you need to turn off one device before turning on the other or the unit may not auto switch peoperly.

That doesn't work either.

In addition, the ROKU unit is "always on" so there is no turning it off.

Regardless though, after using several different hdmi cables between the Roku, DVD player and TV... ultimately i give this 1 star for appearance only. What an utter disappointment this unit is.

EVEN WHEN MANUALLY SETTING (which you can do) it still did not send the signal to the TV properly.

When i plug the DVD player directly into the TV... works like a champ. When i plug the Roku unit directly into the TV... works like a champ.

So... i blame the TERK unit.

Now i'm back to looking. This time though i'll find someting with a remote since the ROKU unit is always on. That i did not know until after i bought it.

I hope this helps
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