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Location: Northern, VA - Washington, DC
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Why not use component video? Why not just get a component video switcher instead of a HDMI switcher?
Your TV is not a HDMI TV, trying to force it to work with something it wasn't actually designed to work with may cost you a great deal more time, headache, and frustration then simply working with component video.
To that point (the why) - Your TV is likely not capable of 1080p resolution, It probably does 1080i only (common with rear projection CRT), it may be able to do 720p, but 1080p wasn't out then, and wasn't supported. Component video 1080i is identical to HDMI video 1080i. It looks the same. identical. So, you don't gain quality or lose quality if you use HDMI or if you use component video. So, you will reduce your headaches, have a more stable video connection, and can buy less expensive gear that is more reliable with component video compared to HDMI.
I understand you want to... But, this seems like a battle against what you already own, and I wouldn't try to force you down that path since you have a much cleaner path already available to you.
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