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5.0 out of 5 stars Exceeded all expectations!, November 8, 2008
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I have to say this the no-name switch outperforms the pros. I needed to connect my ps3 (hdmi) and dish receiver (hdmi) to an hdtv which only had a dvi input (using an hdmi to dvi cable). I tried the sony str-dg720 receiver for hdmi switching, then the monoprice hdmi switcher. Neither worked (the sony manual says it doesn't play well with hdmi-dvi cables, so I was going out on a limb there).

Now this little baby on the other hand, comes with extremely poor written instructions (think google translation of a foreign language manual), so I connected it not even expecting it to work. But wonders! Not only does it switch flawlessly between the ps3 and the dish receiver (producing a perfect output), it even has a "priority" function which works perfectly.

Basically, the dish hdmi port always outputs a signal, even on standby, so I keep it on a lower priority input (port 2). I've connected the ps3 to port 1, so if I turn on the ps3 this switches automatically to the ps3. When the ps3 is powered off, it automatically switches back to the dish receiver.

It's great to find a product which actually performs as advertised. Kudos to the manufacturer and CE compass (the amazon seller I bought this product from). 100% worth the money.
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Initial post: Nov 7, 2009 9:14:11 PM PST
Lem says:
What happens if you have your PS3 and CD player hooked up to it? You want to play the PS3 and listen to the CD player? Is it possible? thnx

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2009 7:31:22 AM PST
it will jump to the higher priority item. That is how i have it set up also. i just put some audio cables to my reciever. i can now play the ps3, and listen to the sound from the reciever

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2010 10:23:49 PM PST
Trevor says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2010 1:58:05 PM PST
The biggest reason I purchased this was because I am running out of HDMI inputs in the back of my TV. Now I can hook my PS3, Directv box, and my PC to the TV with no problems. I haven't received it yet however that's what I bought it for.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2010 8:11:20 AM PDT
Peaty says:
if like me your TV only has one HDMI input and you have up to three devices you want to show on the TV. In my case I have an older Sony TV with one input with a blu-ray player and a WD-TV both with HDMI outs. With this device you can use both.

Posted on May 5, 2010 2:09:47 PM PDT
How Come When I Switch from ps3 back to my diectv i get no picture until i plug out the hdmi cable out of the switch box and back in. Is their anyone that knows how to fix thit problem ?

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 11:52:18 AM PDT
Great review and posts from the others!!! Thanks all; I'll probably order one of these now!

Posted on Sep 29, 2010 11:54:52 AM PDT
aay says:
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Posted on Oct 19, 2010 3:38:37 PM PDT
Is the priority switching automatic, or do i need to do something? I have my ps3 on 1 and my cable box on 2. However it does not switch, I have to use the remote! Other than that, great device.

Posted on Apr 4, 2011 9:53:01 AM PDT
I have this device hooked to my cable box and a blu ray player only. When I turn on the blu ray player it does not auto switch, what am I doing wrong, how do you do priorities, is it the higher numbers have higher priorities. So if I only have a blu ray play and my cable box hooked up why is it not switching, do I need to change what numbers they are attached to?
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