So I, like many, had all of my HDMI ports except for one go out. I tried an HDMI switcher from Monoprice that didn't work well and returned it. Then, I had a Joytech tri-link switcher that was marginally better, but still buggy. Some of it probably has to do with the 15 foot run of cable from the cable box or blu-ray to the tv. It's pretty good cable, though; 24-26 awg, I believe.
But, lo and behold, there is a switcher that switches automatically (the way my TV used to do), has a remote just in case, and has a button selector on the unit in case you lose the remote (like I did last time). It works flawlessly, has a plug-in IR sensor so that you can hide the tiny unit if you want to, and doesn't even require an AC adaptor, even though it has a place where you can plug in a 5V adaptor you have laying around if you should decide you want to try it for some reason. It amplifies the signal as well. I think that I may have seen someone complain that it is rated to 2.5 gbps, but the picture and sound looked perfect to me. Disclaimer - I just do standard stereo sound. 217 people have given it 4 of 5 stars and you can pick it up for 16.38 including shipping at Amazon. Just search 3 Port Smart HDMI Switch. It is made by Game Infinity. Here is a link if it is allowed here - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015YWKYY
As you can tell, I am kind of excited that other family members can work the TV again, and not just myself...
Hope it helps someone!