"Quality dependent mostly on end user."3.5 starson by tccoven
Pros: Connects several gaming consoles, looks at home among your mid-high-end electronics, easily programmed
Cons: The output must match the input. Hate the glaring red light
Summary: The Intec selector is a stylish addition to your entertainment center. However, its quality is directly dependent upon your intent. If you intend on building a superior home theatre system and this will be the hub that may also add some HD gaming, perhaps you might want to consider an alternative. But, If you have several old gaming consoles that you want to connect through one piece of equipment that looks at home among your mid-high-end electronics, you may have found it.
Keep in mind, for each type of input, you must use the identical type of output, and therein lies the curse or blessing of this product. You can NOT hook up several different items and use the HDMI to connect them to your monitor or receiver. I have the following consoles running through it: 3DO (yeah baby), PS1, Xbox, and N64, through RCA hookups. They connect to my monitor through 1 RCA hookup. The blessing is having a selector that DOES NOT look like a videogame switch.
There was no need to route my 360, Blueray or Tivo through, but I tried it just to see. There appeared to be some signal degradation (or interference) through the HDMI connections, and a slight delay through the component (360) hookup, which may have been gamer paranoia, but I insist I felt it. I did not bother with the ethernet connectors.
BOTTOM LINE: If you have some older game consoles that you want connected to your modern monitor but your wife doesnt want you "junking up" the entertainment center, the Intec may be a cheap way to appease you both. And it doesn't look like another piece of gamer equipment.