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My Panasonic plasma has only one HDMI input, and I am currently using it for my DVD player. I have an extra Blu Ray player at home, and want to hook it up to this TV. I don't want to replace the current DVD player, as it has SACD and DVD-Audio playback capabilities.

Can I use an HDMI switch to connect both players to my TV?

How do they work? Do they automatically switch and allow whatever playing is sendign a signal to the TV? My wife and kids will never understand manually switching to each player, so I am looking for convenient solutions for them.

Any suggestions?
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Can I use an HDMI switch to connect both players to my TV?
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Do they automatically switch and allow whatever playing is sendign a signal to the TV?
Some do, some don't. Look for the word "automatic" in the title or description.
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Any suggestions?
Get one that has its own power supply. The ones that are powered off the HDMI cable can be problematic.
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thank you. I'll give it a shot.
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