2 hdmi devices but only one hdmi input on tv

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by psburley, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. psburley macrumors member

    Nov 19, 2009
    I have one spare HDMI input on my panasonic TV but want to connect 2 devices, and apple tv and a panasonic HDD/DVD drive. Can someone recommend a low cost 2 in to 1 hdmi please. I have read some auto switch but some are unreliable can anyone make a recomendation and do they work ok for the purpose above?
  2. GilesM macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2008
  3. GilesM macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2008
  4. Rich1963 macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2008
    Not to hijack this thread, but is anyone still having HDMI issues with AppleTV anymore? There used to be issues right after the 2.0 update where the appleTV would suddenly not play purchased media via HDMI, and would simply give a "You are not authorized to view this content" or some such warning.

    I haven't seen any threads on this lately; actually, in a long time...
  5. topmounter macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    FEMA Region VIII
    I bought a 3x1 manual HDMI switch from Amazon earlier this year. It works great, but I wasn't sure whether an 'auto' switch would work for me since I don't turn off my Tivo.
  6. mscriv macrumors 601


    Aug 14, 2008
    Dallas, Texas
    HDMI switchers are available from monoprice.com for great prices. I have a remote control unit I bought from them over a year ago and it's great. My Panasonic HD TV only came with two HDMI connections and getting this switcher solved all of our problems. Not to mention you can also get your cables from them for really cheap. :)

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