Does anything switch digital A/V sources?
February 2, 2005
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I recently bought a 60-inch HD-ready TV. I'm really interested in upconverting DVD players, but I have only one DVI input on my TV, so I have to choose between the upconverter, satellite HDTV, and an eventual HTPC. Are there any switchboards for DVI/HDMI on the market?
| |Denon's $6,000 AVR-5805 is the only receiver I've seen
that switches DVI and HDMI, so you'll likely have to settle for a dedicated switch for now. Gefen and Dtronics are the two companies that I know of that currently produce 2x1 DVI switches, which cost about $200. Gefen also makes models that pass/switch audio, switch HDMI, or offer more than two inputs. If the switcher doesn't seem right, you may want to wait for more DVI/HDMI-switching receivers to appear. That should start happening this spring, although if products such as the Samsung AV-R3000
are any indication, prices will be quite high.
, a TV reviewer with five years' experience, has color bars and a resolution chart tattooed inside either eyelid.