HDMI Switcher with Front Display

June 26, 2008

The other day while cruising through Best Buy for a video card, I noticed a HDMI switcher from “Psyclone” with a front display. I kept on going then I thought to myself, hey a HDMI switcher with a front display, neat. Now I know in a perfect A/V world you wouldn’t even need a HDMI switcher or even if you did you wouldn’t necessarily need one with a front display. But let’s be honest, few of us live in a perfect A/V environment.

Yeah I know the benefits of having a HDMI switcher with a front display to indicate the current source might not be apparent at first, but believe it or not I could use such a device right now. Anytime I’m testing, switching between multiple devices, or using a HDMI device outside my main system, the ability to reference what input I’m on at any given time could be handy. No, it’s not the best thing since sliced bread. Hey after all we know, that would be sliced cake.



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under HDTV Equipment


Comments

  • Peter

    What I’m really waiting for is a box that will not only serve as an HDMI switch, but will strip the uncompressed audio off of the HDMI signal and send analog 7.1 to my 3 year old processor. I wonder if there’s even a market for such a product, and if it makes sense to buy one when HDMI 1.3 receivers are available for under $1k.

  • Peter

    What I’m really waiting for is a box that will not only serve as an HDMI switch, but will strip the uncompressed audio off of the HDMI signal and send analog 7.1 to my 3 year old processor. I wonder if there’s even a market for such a product, and if it makes sense to buy one when HDMI 1.3 receivers are available for under $1k.

  • Derrick

    I’ve used this for almost 2 yrs works great with 4 in 1 out and the front display light doesn’t stay it after selection.

  • Derrick

    I’ve used this for almost 2 yrs works great with 4 in 1 out and the front display light doesn’t stay it after selection.

  • Brian D.

    I found a good one last week that works great. 3×1 switcher with a remote. Good price as well.

  • Brian D.

    I found a good one last week that works great. 3×1 switcher with a remote. Good price as well.

  • B.Greenway

    Hey Gary, on that we agree, but if it was say a game room, or a situation where you were going back and forth between several different inputs a lot, I could see the allure.

  • B.Greenway

    Hey Gary, on that we agree, but if it was say a game room, or a situation where you were going back and forth between several different inputs a lot, I could see the allure.

  • Gary J

    I just have my universal remote send my Oppo HDMI switcher the correct input. Works everytime. No need for another display staring at me.

  • Gary J

    I just have my universal remote send my Oppo HDMI switcher the correct input. Works everytime. No need for another display staring at me.