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Aphelion (sonship@twcny.rr.com) wrote in alt.tv.tech.hdtv:
> Let's have 'em...

Do you need remote control capability? If so, then the Video Storm
unit is about the best price/performance:

http://www.video-storm.com/proddetail.asp?prod=CSM42

I have a Zektor HDS4, but can't recommend it due to bugs in their coaxial
digital implementation (it just doesn't recognize some devices), although
the video portion is great.

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"Aphelion" <sonship@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Let's have 'em...
>
> Particularly interested in switches that you've had for a while and show
> no loss in quality. No signal degradation is of course is crucial.
>
> Anyone have this?:
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005USA7/qid=1123718422/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_sbs_1/102-6027121-6768151?v=glance&s=electronics&n=507846


yep... I have one... use it to switch between HD cable box and OTA HD
receiver (and a 480p DVD)

pro's - cheap, no video issues at all, lots of inputs, robust and nothing
electronic to break or power
con's - doesn't switch optical audio, manual
 

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In article <MywKe.7746$EX.5058@twister.nyroc.rr.com>,
sonship@twcny.rr.com says...
> Particularly interested in switches that you've had for a while and show no
> loss in quality. No signal degradation is of course is crucial.
>


I bought a Digital Optical unit on eBay several months ago -- like
current item #5796373739. It's not bad especially considering the price.
I see no particular problems or signal degradation.

One word of caution though: the remote control codes are exactly the
same as a similar device for switching A/V inputs. If you have both it
takes a little planning to get everything to play nice together.

On the inside are a bunch of CMOS 4052 switches. Paralleled hex buffers
are used to drive the outputs. A little PIC microcontroller runs the
works. Pretty clever design. The board inside looks like it was wired by
a third grade class somewhere near an inscrutable Nike sweatshop but it
works.
 
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