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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| animal for some silly superstition?"
| "I didn't personally slaughter the rabbit. I shot
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In article <MywKe.7746$EX.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> 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