I know this has been asked to death but I need some advice on switches.
I'm out of HDMI inputs and I'm currently using component with my DirecTV DVR. Since I'm using component, I can't watch 3D and I have some audio sync issues that don't exist when using HDMI (switch cables around to test this and the audio sync problems go away with HDMI).
So, I'd like to get a switch. For now I'll probably only have 2 sources hooked up to it, probably my DVR and Apple TV. The switch needs to support 1080p and full 3D. Needs to have a remote or at least support discrete IR codes that I can program into my Harmony. Since I want to use my Harmony, auto switching is not something I'm worried about, Apple TV would cause problems with that anyway since it never truly turns off, same with DVR for that matter.
Just want the best switch I can get for less then $100. Need 2x1 but wouldn't mind 3 or 4x1 for future expansion. I've looked at Monoprice but some of the reviews have me nervous. Most of the reviews are fine except many of them, even some of the good reviews, mention them failing in short periods if time. A lot of reviews mention issue with auto switching or handshake issues and Monoprice claims that 24awg HDMI cables are recommended for all there switches. My HDMI cables are 28awg and I don't want to have to buy all new cables.
I've look at Octava's website but wish the were black (at least I didn't see black options) but, there 3x1 switch looks good, even though it is at the top of my budget.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank You.