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xDarKnighTx's Avatar xDarKnighTx 09:14 PM 12-28-2012
I have 1 long HDMI cable (25 ft) connecting my PC to my TV. Here's my setup:



I just purchased a 3D monitor, and I want to hook up my PS3 & 360 to it.

Is it possible to share the HDMI cable so I don't have to run another 25ft cable? If so, what set up/switch would you guys suggest I will need?

PS - I know that I can't use the cable to display my PC on the TV while displaying my PS3 on the monitor. Only 1 direction will be used at any given time.

petern's Avatar petern 09:59 PM 12-28-2012
If you manually disconnect the 25' HDMI cable from the TV input and plug it into the output of your 2x1 switch, and at the other end from the PC and plug it into the 3D monitor then you will be able to use the cable as you wish.

Because you are changing the signal direction you won't be able to use switches: HDMI switches are directional. You'll have to manually switch the cable at both ends.
xDarKnighTx's Avatar xDarKnighTx 06:19 AM 12-29-2012
Yea, i know I can unplug cables to make it work, but that'll be my last option.

btw, just found this guy. Think it'll work with my set up?

http://www.amazon.com/Sewell-HDMI-Bi-Directional-Switch-Passthrough/dp/B00629NHW6
jautor's Avatar jautor 12:43 PM 12-29-2012
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Originally Posted by xDarKnighTx View Post

Yea, i know I can unplug cables to make it work, but that'll be my last option.
btw, just found this guy. Think it'll work with my set up?
http://www.amazon.com/Sewell-HDMI-Bi-Directional-Switch-Passthrough/dp/B00629NHW6

No. You'll be trying to connect "input 1" to "input 2" in the reverse path case - those ports won't ever be connected together. I can't think of any product that will help here.
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