I need to connect my HD-DVD player and Satellite HD receiver to my plasma TV via HDMI cable. How can I do that TV has only one HDMI input. Do I have to purchase any special splitter or something. Thank you for help.
You need to purchase a HDMI switcher.They allow to to hook up multiple HDMI devices when you only have one HDMI input available.I believe they're available with between 2-5 inputs and some even have remote controls.I suggest you check out monoprice.com they have a nice selection and great prices.
Thanks for all the informations guys. I was thinking HDMI connection better than component, so you think I just use HDMI for HD-DVD and use component connection for the HD Satellite receiver. Picture quality doesn't change on regular HD programing for HDMI versus Component?
The difference in PQ between HDMI and Component is debateable. With D* and their HD-Lite, you'll be just fine with Component. The difference isn't really noticed unless compared on two 1080p displays with 1080i/p content.
Don't forget the audio cables with the component connection. I was just replying to a guy that ran component to his XBR and couldn't get any sound. It turned out he only ran the video side of the connection.
Thanks guys, I will use HDMI for HD-DVD and component for the DTV connection for now. For the DVD HDMI I can buy any HDMI cable out there is okay right and this provides video and sound together right, do I have to do anything special for the plasma setup for this.
If you have a set of Component cables, then just hook it up and look at it. You should be
able to tell if it's any worse. Most of the difference is theoretical. Personally I'd deal
with "only having Component" for the STB before dealing with a separate HDMI switcher.
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I know for HD-DVD I have to use HDMI connection in order to get upconverting standard DVD's but I'm not sure for watching directv HD programming HDMI or component makes any difference. I mean if any and HDMI is better I rather go with HDMI connection for the Directv.