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I have an Xbox360 Elite and use HDMI to display onto my HDTV as well as to capture video via HDMI with a Blackmagic Intensity.

Instead of having to turn off and restart the 360, unplug and move cables, and all that every single time, I would like to get a reverse HDMI switch.

1 input that can switch to 2 outputs.... but i can not seem to find any. I don't know if it would be called something else besides a reverse switch.

I have tried running a few of the regular switches in reverse from a local Best Buy, but I have had no success.

Does anyone know where to find a reverse HDMI switch, or of a regular switch that can be used in reverse?

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Check the Gefen line. They have 4x2 switchers and other devices with 2+ outputs.

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I have an Xbox360 Elite and use HDMI to display onto my HDTV as well as to capture video via HDMI with a Blackmagic Intensity.

Instead of having to turn off and restart the 360, unplug and move cables, and all that every single time, I would like to get a reverse HDMI switch.

1 input that can switch to 2 outputs.... but i can not seem to find any. I don't know if it would be called something else besides a reverse switch.

I have tried running a few of the regular switches in reverse from a local Best Buy, but I have had no success.

Does anyone know where to find a reverse HDMI switch, or of a regular switch that can be used in reverse?

Thanks,
Scott


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Welcome to the forum...

Do you really need to switch between the two devices? It sounds more like you want to distribute one signal simultaneously to two devices. If so, an HDMI splitter should work:

http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=2514
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Blech, expensive!

You could try monoprice for much less.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...d=10113&style=

Also, they have passive splitters for cheap, but I have no idea how well they would work. Cheap enough that it might be worth the gamble.

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Blech, expensive!

You could try monoprice for much less.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...d=10113&style=

Also, they have passive splitters for cheap, but I have no idea how well they would work. Cheap enough that it might be worth the gamble.

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Or get the monoprice 5 in 4 out.
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If I were you I'd be looking for a splitter/HDCP stripper. It would allow you to not only do what you're asking for, but also to do forbidden things like record premium HD from cable.

Something like the Spatz Dvimagic.

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Blech, expensive!

You could try monoprice for much less.


Also, they have passive splitters for cheap, but I have no idea how well they would work. Cheap enough that it might be worth the gamble.

Ozy


Ah, thank you! That isn't much more than a retail HDMI switch costs.

Looks like it has what I need and has good review from the website.

Thanks again,
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And again, you could try the passive ones for much cheaper...just don't know if they would work properly.

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I use the one from FireFold. It was cheaper then monoprice and works well.
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Ah, firefold FINALLY got their 1x2 HDMI splitters in stock (yes, almost two months from OP). Should be arriving within the week.

Man, that $53 pricetag is nice.

http://www.firefold.com/Products/1X2...2SPLITTER.aspx
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Did this work for you? I know it's been a long time. Perhaps you've come up with another solution? Please post if you have.
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