Found 16th May 2010
ordered a playstation 3 and want to connect it to tv through hdmi cable. problem is we only have 2 sockets and both are taken. i know you can get splitters or boxes to sort the problem but dont know which is the best or which one to go for. would prefer it to be automatic too so it comes on without pressing buttons. any help or links to a suitable product would be much appreciated. oh and not too expensive please

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Something like this? Out of stock online but might be worth checking in your local store

maplin.co.uk/Mod…ule

Maplins do a cheap auto one....

Whats already taking up your hdmi? (sky,DVD player, xbox?)

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Painkiller;8623743

Something like this? Out of stock online but might be worth checking in … Something like this? Out of stock online but might be worth checking in your local storehttp://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=265062&C=Froogle&U=265062&T=Module



we dont have a maplins nearby, but thanks for giving me an idea on what to get

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RickT;8623749

Maplins do a cheap auto one....Whats already taking up your hdmi? … Maplins do a cheap auto one....Whats already taking up your hdmi? (sky,DVD player, xbox?)



dvd cinema surround and a freeview recorder. ive already mentioned to run the surround sound through component but he wont

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would this work? ebay item number 260593601118

donna-lou;8623896

would this work? ebay item number 260593601118



Should do, I've noticed some boxes have issues switching automatically - they switch one way fine but won't switch back.

See if you can find some reviews before buying.

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Painkiller;8623885

How about one of … How about one of these;http://www.amazon.co.uk/Neet%C2%AE-SWITCH-REMOTE-output-Switcher/dp/B001PL5QDY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1274045090&sr=1-2Have to use a remote rather than rely on automatic switchingor the auto version;http://www.amazon.co.uk/Neet%C2%AE-SWITCH-input-output-Switcher/dp/B001DAHS5Q/ref=pd_cp_ce_1



looks similar to what i just found on ebay for loads cheaper but from hong kong. never know if its gonna be of the same quality though. thanks will show the father and see what he says

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Painkiller;8623906

Should do, I've noticed some boxes have issues switching automatically - … Should do, I've noticed some boxes have issues switching automatically - they switch one way fine but won't switch back.See if you can find some reviews before buying.



thanks. his feedback was good so they cant be that bad. will have a good check though

How about something like ebay item 120494741648

A bit more expensive but has a remote as well as auto switching - still from hong kong.

i got one like item number 390179560254 off ebay, works great and automatically switches between each source and can also be manually switched

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Painkiller;8623977

How about something like ebay item 120494741648A bit more expensive but … How about something like ebay item 120494741648A bit more expensive but has a remote as well as auto switching - still from hong kong.



noticed it has a power supply, do they all? i just assumed that they didnt have one :oops:

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dcx_badass;8624027

You checked you don't have an extra socket on one side?



no just av on the side :thumbsup:

donna-lou;8624043

noticed it has a power supply, do they all? i just assumed that they … noticed it has a power supply, do they all? i just assumed that they didnt have one :oops:



the one i linke to doesn't have a power supply :thumbsup:

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souljacker;8624036

i got one like item number 390179560254 off ebay, works great and … i got one like item number 390179560254 off ebay, works great and automatically switches between each source and can also be manually switched



that looks ideal! says no power needed so wont be using yet another plug socket and its a uk seller :-D

The freeview recorder is a bit of a waste of a socket really, as it is not HD, just plug it into SCART, there may be a slight difference but i doubt you would be able to tell. Then you can use the HDMI

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peodude;8624258

The freeview recorder is a bit of a waste of a socket really, as it is … The freeview recorder is a bit of a waste of a socket really, as it is not HD, just plug it into SCART, there may be a slight difference but i doubt you would be able to tell. Then you can use the HDMI



ours is also a dvd and upscales to 1080i :thumbsup:

I bought one of ]these as I can only fit one hdmi lead through the wall and it auto switches perfectly.

dcx_badass have you ditched Hayden until you find a hit girl avvy?

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donna-lou;8624264

ours is also a dvd and upscales to 1080i :thumbsup:



so does the tv upscale, so you could just as well use it via scart or component and save your hdmi

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Painkiller;8623885

How about one of … How about one of these;http://www.amazon.co.uk/Neet%C2%AE-SWITCH-REMOTE-output-Switcher/dp/B001PL5QDY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1274045090&sr=1-2Have to use a remote rather than rely on automatic switchingor the auto version;http://www.amazon.co.uk/Neet%C2%AE-SWITCH-input-output-Switcher/dp/B001DAHS5Q/ref=pd_cp_ce_1



Just to say that I bought two of the Neet splitters for use with a single HDMI connector on two of my childens TVs that both needed to connect a PS3 & an XBOX360 via HDMI - they cost about £20 if you get the auto switch one without the remote (it does have a little switch on the box if you do need to manually switch over for any reason) and it's a fab piece of kit. Excellent seller reviews on Amazon & Ebay - really pleased with it
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