Below are common, lower priced, HDMI products that have/will hit the masses in large numbers. Seems to me that 4 in/ 2 out HDMI would be standard on all receivers in the very near future...with 2/1 and even 3/1 obsolete in 1-2 years. And why not, as HDMI is here to stay and not just expensive hype anymore. Else do we all just pony up and pay $500 -$1000 for a gefen 6x1... or do we just re-route our cables between device use...LOL
HD-DVD Xbox 360 upgrade - $200
HD Tivo - $300 retail (launched in July 2007)
HD Elite Xbox360-$480 retail
PS3 - $500
HDMI Cable and Dish
Computers (DVI digital output colors are superior to vga)
Am I missing something here...why is 4x2 and 6x2 not common yet? So many HDMI items already, and much more coming very, very soon!
So which company will win the prize on a 4x2 or 6x2 HDMI receiver under $800....TBD
, but I'm placing a bet on JVC as the 2 year old 702b was very close, and the next version will probably fix 1080p/24 and add 4/2 hdmi...all at a retail below $800. JVC lead the HDMI mid range two years ago, and I'm hoping they fill the huge void again in 2007.
Any other predictions/guesses?