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Nintendo Switch "switch". Is it seemless?

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Okay, this may be an obvious question.. I consider one of the biggest draws for the Nintendo Switch to be its versatility. I especially like the concept of going between TVs in different rooms. I k… Read More
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3m, 3d agoPosted 3 months, 3 days ago
Okay, this may be an obvious question..

I consider one of the biggest draws for the Nintendo Switch to be its versatility. I especially like the concept of going between TVs in different rooms. I know that you can buy nests (that's what I am calling them) to do so! I just want to find out more...

My main question is whether the Switch somehow "talks" to the TV to change inputs.. Let's say that I have Sky TV on in the background while I'm sat on the sofa playing on the Switch... Then I decide to use the device on the TV. So, I put the device in the "Nest" to get it on the TV. Now, am I going to have to find the remote to change inputs? Or does the device do so? Similarly, let's say I want the TV back on again, but I just want to finish something off on the game, so I take the device out of the nest. Will I then need to manually change inputs again?

The reason I ask is that I want to know how seemless the "switch" actually is. Is the nest literally just a charger with an HDMI port.. Or can it genuinely do a little more? If it can change the input on the TV (via IR I guess) then that is far more impressive than simply being the equivelent of plugging in an hdmi cable...
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3m, 3d agoPosted 3 months, 3 days ago
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#1
This sort of thing comes from how your TV is set up, not the console - quite commonly, TVs can be set to switch automatically to HDMI inputs when they become active.

As far as we know, the dock is, yes, essentially a charging cradle with HDMI output.
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I doubt it will do what you want, especially if your sky box is an active signal.
#3
Won't you need to pause the game to disconnect the controllers anyway? This means it doesn't need to be perfectly seamless.
#4
Yeah, this is nothing to do with the switch but how your TV is set-up

Edited By: Hx3KinG on Jan 19, 2017 13:46: Typo

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