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Not for everyone - but a bargain for me!,
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This review is from: Fosmon HD1832 Intelligent 5x1 5-Port HDMI Switch/Switcher with IR Remote and AC Adapter Supports 3D (Electronics)
What do you expect for 15 bucks? If you're looking for perfect, forget it. But the good news is: it works! Now for the caveats . . .
1. It's very small. So what? you may ask. Well, imagine trying to fit a gallon of oil in a two cup container. This thing is the size of a deck of cards, weighs less than my smart phone, and you're supposed to connect SIX hdmi's to it? Heh. It's plug and play all right - but the "plug" part is really tricky.
2. The remote eye has a very short cord. Ideally, you'd like to locate this device with the rest of your equipment in the cabinet under the set, but the cord on the remote eye is only six inches long. Which severely limits your placement choices.
3. The remote eye is large. Honestly, it's huge. Compared to the device itself, it's a monstrosity. If it were hollow, you could about get a ping pong ball inside. Trust me, you do not want to stick this thing on the front of your TV set where you have to look at it.
4. The eye is picky about directionality. The flat surface with the adhesive pad has to be vertical. If you mount it horizontal, you'll get about two feet of range.
5. The clicker buttons are cheap. They're going to wear out. Quickly. Trust me. If you use this device every day, I'd give it less than two years.
OK, having said all that, would I buy another one? Sure. It has its place. Hopefully my review will help you decide if it qualifies for your place.
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Initial post: May 23, 2014 8:57:24 PM PDT
Johnson Nguyen says:
Lol thanks for putting in good details for this item! Great review! Bought it few seconds ago!
Posted on Nov 17, 2014 3:55:27 PM PST
Amazon Customer says:
don't waste your time or money on this hokey device
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2014 10:04:48 PM PST
Robert Kelleher says:
What are you using?
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