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Manual Switch 2 Way HDMI Selector £6.48 - Argos

£6.48 @ Argos
Transmits in 1080i and 1080p. Manual only. 2 year manufacturer's guarantee.
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#1
http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/71-5347627SPA68UC434200X.jpg
#2
I'll give it a go at that sort of price :thumbsup:
#3
What about 720p?
#4
Dont understand the comments on that page. People complaining of Snow Storm Pictures...

but isn't HDMI digital, and thus just a set of 1 and 0's? How would a switch effect the picture.....
#5
these are only £2 at the moment in ASDA Garthdee...but they have silver buttons instead of black
#6
shizimu


but isn't HDMI digital, and thus just a set of 1 and 0's? How would a switch effect the picture.....


True, which makes 1* comments like this:

didnt work even with quality hdmi cables


LAUGHABLE.
#7
Yeah but Oxygen free, Gold plated nano built HDMI cables for £60 are totally worth it. They give a much better picture than those crappy £5 ones.
#8
shizimu
Dont understand the comments on that page. People complaining of Snow Storm Pictures...

but isn't HDMI digital, and thus just a set of 1 and 0's? How would a switch effect the picture.....


It could affect it by not providing good electrical contact on each of the multiple wires that need switching over. I've experienced a similar problem trying to get away with a cheap 10m DVI lead (short ones are fine). Basically you get a sprinkling of white dots right across the picture, but there should be no problem taking it back if it's one of a bad batch.

They may only be ones and zeros but they still need to get there!
#9
shizimu
Dont understand the comments on that page. People complaining of Snow Storm Pictures...

but isn't HDMI digital, and thus just a set of 1 and 0's? How would a switch effect the picture.....


if the device is causing a lot of interference some of the data could get lost. This could result in some pixels having no information. I guess what your TV would do with this missing information is up to it's software. Maybe it would just leave them black, perhaps try to extrapolate the information based on the surrounding pixels maybe make them white.

Depends what they mean by a snowstorm picture I guess. If they mean like the classic analogue snowstorm then they are just confused. If they get a spattering of missing pixels though this is possible.

As an example of digital interference, ever watch sky in a thunderstorm? That's a digital signal too the sky box just tries to carry on as best it can with the missing data.

However this is NOT a suggestion you should buy expensive HDMI cables. Interference to a digital signal is usually very obvious. If you see no artefacts do not bother to buy a better cable.
#10
shizimu
Yeah but Oxygen free, Gold plated nano built HDMI cables for £60 are totally worth it. They give a much better picture than those crappy £5 ones.


Stop trolling.
#11
Can someone advise if this is caused by my TV or my cable?
Using the same device to play the media, but on different TVs with different HDMI cables... on one TV its fine, on another TV, the contrast is mega-low (compared to scart input or DVB on the same TV). What could be causing it?
#12
shizimu
Yeah but Oxygen free, Gold plated nano built HDMI cables for £60 are totally worth it. They give a much better picture than those crappy £5 ones.


^ Sure, whatever you say... :roll:
#13
machofairy
Can someone advise if this is caused by my TV or my cable?
Using the same device to play the media, but on different TVs with different HDMI cables... on one TV its fine, on another TV, the contrast is mega-low (compared to scart input or DVB on the same TV). What could be causing it?


Many tvs have contrast/brightness settings etc specific to an input. Have you tried increasing the contrast in the TV settings?
#14
shizimu
People complaining of Snow Storm Pictures......


my crappy cables do this for 'The Day after Tomorrow', even on blu-ray :o

I think the 'all expensive cables are a con' brigade need to remember that the opposite isn't always true - if its cheap then there is a chance the components are sub-standard and the internal connections are ropey... cheap manual switches are notorious for failing due to normal wear and tear.

Mind you, at this price maybe worth a punt ;)

aj
#16


Not everyone has a asda :thumbsup:
#17
The one I got today [in Argos] is Philex branded and not as pictured.

Seems to work fine for me - Popcorn Hour and HD Freesat receiver as far as signal transfer is concerned.

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