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The Octava 4x1 switch has been outstanding for me. It has built in equalization to compensate for long runs and active input sensing which obviates the need to use the Remote often. I haven't tested it with two active sources on at the same time. My guess is in that case you'd have to select with the Remote.
 

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I just returned an Octava 4X1 it or my Sony LCD kept on losing my computer signal if I switched between the computer and Sky HD or my DVD player.


I am waiting to hear back from Octava (they are testing it) but the salesman said maybe go for a Gefen. If that doesn't work I may go with the Radiient.


Very frustrating having to hard reboot the HTPC everytime.


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I've also got a Monoprice 5x1 (2.1). But I'm having a problem with an Oppo Digital DV-981HD upconverting DVD player. Works fine directly connected to a Sony KD-34XBR960, but nothing if connected to the switch.

R8ders2K,

I have the same problem you do. OPPO 981 will not work with the 3x1 (2.1) switch either.

Have you found a solution to this problem? I a was thinkg of getting the SIMA 3x1 from CC. Any thoughts?


BTW, I did write OPPO and Monoprice support hoping for some answers.


Thanks.
 

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Using the Monoprice 3x1 and works fine except for a DVI to HDMI connection for an intel mac mini.


Is anyone having any luck with this on a DVI to HDMI? I'm getting the blue screen only on the intel mac mini on different ports.
 

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I have similar problem with intel mac mini. I do get picture but I have to disconnect and reconnect the connector. Interestingly when I was switching the video with RX-V2700 receivers it's the Motorola DSR-550 that wouldn't work (only output at 480 resolution). I'm going to play a bit more and probably call monoprice.
 

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Well, I just called monoprice and they recommended using DVI doctor.

My switch is supposed to be temporary until HDMI 1.3 receivers come out, so I'm not sure if I want to invest on additional device. I'm going to play with the switch some more when I get home today.
 

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Okay, I figured out what the issue was with the intel mac mini. I had it set to 720p setting and rebooted the computer. When it came back on, I flipped back to it on the remote and it came right up.


The setting wants to be in one of the higher 1080p type modes at 60hz for the Sony projector it appears. Three modes including 1920 x 1080 show up under the display menu in the finder.

No problem and it works great now.


My setup is going from three devices, (SA 8300HD, Toshiba A1 and intel mac mini) to a Sony Pearl.
 

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I'm using a Gefen 4x4 matrix switch. When directly connected to a display, it works well aside from a glitch where when switching sources I get video but no audio until I re-select the source (at least some of the time). Also, it does not at present work as input to a receiver, but I think (and hope) they are working on fixing that.
 

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The Radiient Select-4 is a 4to1 HDMI Switch that has both HDMI and SimplayHD logos, meaning it has passed both HDMI compliance and SimplayHD certification and interoperability testing.


I'm the President of Radiient, and a co-inventor of HDMI, and I just wanted the community to know about our product, as it has solved many problems for our customers who have experienced issues with compatibility when trying to connect multiple HDMI sources to their HDMI displays. Please see our website for details, and search the web for the many positive reviews the product has received.

Here's a link to the $300 Radiient-Select 4. It sure looks like the $400 DVDO VS4 . What are the differences? Who's the OEM?
 

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R8ders2K,

I have the same problem you do. OPPO 981 will not work with the 3x1 (2.1) switch either.

Have you found a solution to this problem? I a was thinkg of getting the SIMA 3x1 from CC. Any thoughts?


BTW, I did write OPPO and Monoprice support hoping for some answers.


Thanks.

Just want to update anyone who may come across this issue.

I tried a SIMA 3x1 HDMI switcher and it works fine (you have to enable the enhanced feature). I purchased mine at CC.
 

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Anybody here heard something about the quality of Psyclone HDMI-switchers?


It seems that BestBuy (and eBay) sell the new (HDMI 1.3 capable) Psyclone PCS47 for $200, which Bestbuy calls the "Griffin HDMI Switcher". There are some pictures on there also, but I couldn't find anything on Psyclones' own website



Is this the 1st / only HDMI 1.3 capable switcher at the moment, or is this not true?

Thanks.
 

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R8ders2K,

I have the same problem you do. OPPO 981 will not work with the 3x1 (2.1) switch either.

Have you found a solution to this problem? I a was thinkg of getting the SIMA 3x1 from CC. Any thoughts?


BTW, I did write OPPO and Monoprice support hoping for some answers.


Thanks.

I am having the same problem everyone seems to have with the Monoprice switchers. We must have all gotten our deliveries last week! No luck with the Oppo 981HD thru the 5:1 switcher. Have you gotten a reply from either Oppo or Monoprice? Thanks
 

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I am having the same problem everyone seems to have with the Monoprice switchers. We must have all gotten our deliveries last week! No luck with the Oppo 981HD thru the 5:1 switcher. Have you gotten a reply from either Oppo or Monoprice? Thanks

I've started a new thread solely about the Monoprice 5:1 HDMI switch problem with the Oppo. It is at

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=804014


Thanks for posting over there.
 

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Originally Posted by HDMI_CoInv /forum/post/0


The Radiient Select-4 is a 4to1 HDMI Switch that has both HDMI and SimplayHD logos, meaning it has passed both HDMI compliance and SimplayHD certification and interoperability testing.


I'm the President of Radiient, and a co-inventor of HDMI, and I just wanted the community to know about our product, as it has solved many problems for our customers who have experienced issues with compatibility when trying to connect multiple HDMI sources to their HDMI displays. Please see our website for details, and search the web for the many positive reviews the product has received.


Well, after reading the review Audioholics gave this unit, it seems like a no brainer.

As I am just starting to move into the digital domain (perhaps I should say "reading up on all the headaches")

It seems every digital device I'm reading about won't work with one thing or another...except this one.

I will be bookmarking this little jewel.
 

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Anybody here heard something about the quality of Psyclone HDMI-switchers?


It seems that BestBuy (and eBay) sell the new (HDMI 1.3 capable) Psyclone PCS47 for $200, which Bestbuy calls the "Griffin HDMI Switcher". There are some pictures on there also, but I couldn't find anything on Psyclones' own website



Is this the 1st / only HDMI 1.3 capable switcher at the moment, or is this not true?

Thanks.

I went to a B&M BBY thinking I would be getting a Griffin HDMI switcher, but ended up deciding to give the Psyclone PSC47 a try when I discovered it to be the one billed as a Griffin on the BBY site. The packaging/manual does show it to be hdmi 1.3 compatible, but I only have one hdmi 1.3 capable device connected to a 720p display with the audio running over optical, so I can't confirm this. As to whether this is the only compliant switch out there, I couldn't say.


My impression so far: I'm pretty happy with it. The picture quality is great, and it also switches Toslink/optical signals (although I haven't experimented with this part yet). The front panel and remote are well laid out, and the industrial design/build quality is much better (in my opinion) than other switches at comparable price points. It has a nice looking (but marginally useful) backlit display which shows the current input (with customizable naming).


Hope this is (marginally) helpful.
 

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I went to a B&M BBY thinking I would be getting a Griffin HDMI switcher, but ended up deciding to give the Psyclone PSC47 a try when I discovered it to be the one billed as a Griffin on the BBY site. The packaging/manual does show it to be hdmi 1.3 compatible, but I only have one hdmi 1.3 capable device connected to a 720p display with the audio running over optical, so I can't confirm this. As to whether this is the only compliant switch out there, I couldn't say.


My impression so far: I'm pretty happy with it. The picture quality is great, and it also switches Toslink/optical signals (although I haven't experimented with this part yet). The front panel and remote are well laid out, and the industrial design/build quality is much better (in my opinion) than other switches at comparable price points. It has a nice looking (but marginally useful) backlit display which shows the current input (with customizable naming).


Hope this is (marginally) helpful.


I picked this unit up at Best Buy on Sunday. So far, it is working great. It has a good build quality, you can custom name the inputs, and it is HDMI 1.3 (fingers crossed). At the moment, I have the DTV HR 20 and HR 10 HD Tivo hooked up to it and it works well. Have an Oppo DVD player on the way, so hopefully there won't be any issues. Eventually, I'll do something around HD-DVD or Blu Ray and will use the switcher for that too.
 

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@dtron30 and 111R:

Thank you very much! I decided to buy one soon.


Regarding HDMI 1.3:

When you search for "PSC47" on the US-website of BestBuy, you will see the Psyclone / Griffin immediately. After selecting it, you can view more pictures in the left-hand corner. The last (4th) picture, is the one from the packaging. This picture indicates "clearly" that it should be HDMI 1.3 compatible. I hope my attachment of the picture works

 

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@dtron30 and 111R:

Thank you very much! I decided to buy one soon.


Regarding HDMI 1.3:

When you search for "PSC47" on the US-website of BestBuy, you will see the Psyclone / Griffin immediately. After selecting it, you can view more pictures in the left-hand corner. The last (4th) picture, is the one from the packaging. This picture indicates "clearly" that it should be HDMI 1.3 compatible. I hope my attachment of the picture works


The box mine came in does say HDMI 1.3 on the side.
 

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I've started a new thread solely about the Monoprice 5:1 HDMI switch problem with the Oppo. It is at

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=804014


Thanks for posting over there.

RMA'd my Monoprice this week, no problem doing that with them.


Received my SIMA 3:1 HDMI switch from Circuit City online today (2 day shipping via FDX), it works great with all settings on the Oppo into the Benq.
 

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I'm using the psyclone PSC47. Seems great so far. Love the way it looks like an actual component instead of a little box. It is HDMI 1.3 spec. It also comes with digital optical for sound if needed on each port.
 
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