HDMI switcher recommendations?

#1mike468Posted 2/8/2014 11:53:12 AM
Can anyone recommend an HDMI switcher that doesn't introduce any input lag?

I ran out of HDMI inputs on my tv and don't want to swap the cables every time I want to play a different console, but I also don't want to introduce any input lag when ti comes to fighting games either.
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#2djwagonPosted 2/8/2014 12:12:53 PM
http://www.monoprice.com/Product/?c_id=101&cp_id=10110&cs_id=1011002&p_id=8463&seq=1&format=2&utm_expid=58369800-11.R-enhtUGRrSdHz5vzpVS2g.0&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.monoprice.com%2FProduct%2F%3Fc_id%3D101%26cp_id%3D10110%26cs_id%3D1011002%26p_id%3D8463%26seq%3D1%26format%3D1
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#3rgwPosted 2/8/2014 1:29:30 PM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0018DQYQ2/ref=oh_details_o09_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


This has worked great for me. Of course, I have my Wii U and Apple TV connected to it on a separate HDMI input on the TV. I just have the tv receiver in the Xbone pass through and the Xbone on an individual HDMI input.
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#4mike468(Topic Creator)Posted 2/8/2014 2:04:29 PM
Thanks I'll look into both a little more. Does anyone else have any other suggestions. I was originally looking into the rocketfish.

I need something to connect my 360, Xbox one, PS3 and Ps4.

Right now I have the cable box, xbox one and ps4 hooked up to the tv currently and swapping the ps3 and 4 as needed. I have the 360 hooked up with VGA, but I want to hook my dreamcast back up with a VGA cable, so I was going to swap the 360 to a hdmi.

Since I use my older systems mostly for fighting games I'm concerned about input latency when running them through a switcher.
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#5rgwPosted 2/9/2014 9:36:57 AM
My option is cheap and works well but doesn't meet your needs. While it has a physical switch input button, it will automatically switch on the event of a device waking from sleep or being powered on. I previously had my 360, Wii U, and Apple TV on it but the Xbox One changed my configuration up a bit. The issue you will have with my preferred switch is that the switch is just a 3-to-1 and you need 4-to-1 minimum.


MarginMart (the switch manufacture) makes a beefier HDMI switch that supports 5-to-1 and includes a remote for input selection control for around 15-20 dollars on amazon. http://www.amazon.com/MarginMart-Inc-DAZ-HDMI-SW005-01-5-Port-Switch/dp/B001VNHPPS/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1391967332&sr=1-3
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#6ImThe8thWonderPosted 2/9/2014 9:39:43 AM
I have an EnjoyGadgets HDMI switch (the 5 input one with a controller). That one seems fine to me, and usually, I'm easily irritated by input lag.
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#7crynryanPosted 2/9/2014 11:57:24 AM
I'm using one of the devices rgw had posted, and the only problem I have with it is that it doesn't have a remote. When I bought it I only had my consoles connected to it, and I only ever had one of them on at once. Now I have my PC plugged into it as well, and where it's at physically is hard to get to to switch back and forth from a console to PC.

I highly recommend the product. And switches shouldn't ever have any extra latency. Most don't need external power sources because the power coming from the cord is enough to power it, and you don't lose any picture quality because you aren't splitting the source. The ones that do have a remote that you can use to switch the source, but nearly all (if not all) will automatically detect the most recently turned on device and switch right to it. They even switch to a powered on device when the current source turns off.
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#8rgwPosted 2/9/2014 12:09:32 PM
the power is probably needed for the IR sensor to run the remote?
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