Originally Posted by golfwolf
I purchased an LCD 6 years ago and it has one HDMI input. Currently I use it for my HD cable box. I have an older DVD player with the old yellow, red, white cables, but it's on the fritz.
I want to get one of those new DVD players with streaming capabilities (netflix, etc...) built in, but they seem to have HDMI outputs.
Since I only have one HDMI input is there anything that can be done? I've seen HDMI splitters, but I would think I need both the cable box and DVD player on at the same time, or am I mis-informed. Is that even an option or should I just get a new TV with multiple HDMI inputs?
Spliiters are pretty cheap so even if the splitter option is viable, I could do $100 for the DVD player or get a new TV with the streaming WIFI built in for $500 and just use Netflix over the DVD player.
Any input is appreciated.
There are many options. One being getting a AVR. I had a HD CRT, with only one HDMI connection, and I had that hooked up to my AVR, with everything else connected to my AVR.
For me to give you a better answer, I would need to know if your one HDMI connection on your tv is ARC capable, and if you are interested in getting HTIB or Sound System. Frankly, I don't know how others put up with the stock sound in tvs, whether it be CRT, LED, or Plasma.
You can check out the powered splitters at monoprice, but I think there are better options.
My 2nd question is, does your HD Cable box have Component connections? If so, I would use that and hook up a new BD player via your one HDMI connection.
I would suggest upgrading to a BD player, possibly one that's 3D capable. This would be just in case you ever decide to upgrade your tv. Most new mid priced tvs (LED/Plasma) come with 3D.