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So i am about to order the BENQ W1070...... but since i have 5 HDMI devices that are going to be connected i dont really want to climb on a latter to switch the soucre sine i will be alot, so if i got a 4 port hdmi splitter and plugged my devices in and pluged the splitter into the projector would it work? thanks also any reviews/things i should know aboyt the w10780 LET ME KNOW, THANKS
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Do you have A TV as well? You may want to look at an HDMI Matrix Switch rather than a simple non powered switch .. If you have not other display device then a standard switch is all you need.. just remember long HDMI runs can be a big problem...
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Sometimes you just never know if a splitter will work which is why I suggest being ready to get a matrix (sometimes they don't work either by the way), but try a passive first. Even the cheap ones off ebay may do the trick sometimes. I use one with my old HD65 and it works with everything except my PS3 go-figure.
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So i am about to order the BENQ W1070...... but since i have 5 HDMI devices that are going to be connected i dont really want to climb on a latter to switch the soucre sine i will be alot, so if i got a 4 port hdmi splitter and plugged my devices in and pluged the splitter into the projector would it work? thanks also any reviews/things i should know aboyt the w10780 LET ME KNOW, THANKS
You don't want a splitter. Direction of flow is SOURCES TO DISPLAYS - So, you have multiple sources like cable, dish, game 1, game 2, appletv, etc. Those sources are things you want to SWITCH to the display.

A splitter is the opposite - one source to multiple displays. For example, you have a bar TV and billiards TV, and a projection TV, you want them all to display the exact same thing. So, you take your cable box, and you run that into a splitter then it sends the SAME signal to all 3 displays.

So, with five sources you need a 5x1 switcher.

This one may work...
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10110&cs_id=1011002&p_id=8463&seq=1&format=2

A typical home theater A/V receiver is far more common and many come with 5 or more HDMI connections on them.

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So i am about to order the BENQ W1070...... but since i have 5 HDMI devices that are going to be connected i dont really want to climb on a latter to switch the soucre sine i will be alot, so if i got a 4 port hdmi splitter and plugged my devices in and pluged the splitter into the projector would it work? thanks also any reviews/things i should know aboyt the w10780 LET ME KNOW, THANKS

Sounds like you need a receiver, not just for the switching, but also for the better audio. I'm actually surprised at how good the audio is on the W1070, it's about the same quality as a decent flat panel TV. However, it's a little weird when the audio comes from the projector rather than the screen. I wouldn't recommend using it.

As far as switches go, though, my receiver only has a single HDMI out and I wanted to feed HDMI to my TV and projector. I used this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003UYOEMI/ and it works very well. It automatically sends the signal to both displays at the same time.

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As AV_Integrated mentioned, sounds like a switch is needed. I use the 3x1 version of the one he mentioned and have no problems with it, on a 30' run of cable. It will "auto detect" the active source, and switch to it, making it easy to use. I did however have to put some electrical tape over the unit's led, as it was way to bright.
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how do you have a projector and no receiver?

but yeah, a splitter won't do you any good. you need a switcher

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