HDMI Ports & Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Benny Blades, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. Benny Blades macrumors newbie

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    My Samsung 40" LCD HDTV-LN-S4095D has only two HDMI ports. Those two are currently used by my DirecTV HR 20-700 and a Samsung Blue Ray BD-C6500. I'm looking to add Apple TV but need one more HDMI port.

    What are my options? Would a HDMI hub or switch work to give me more HDMI ports? If I'm sharing say the Blue Ray player and Apple TV via the same HDMI port on the TV, will I encounter any issues?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    A Switch is your only option. And as far as having problems, you shouldn't but then again that has more to do with the quality of the HDMI switch then the devices.

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  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Get a good AV receiver with multiple HDMI inputs and route all your peripherals through it and from there with one HDMI to TV. Get a set of surround sound speakers and really enjoy your viewing experience.

    Or get an HDMI switcher.
     
  4. AshMan macrumors regular

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    Why not just use component connection to your tv frm the apple tv? Hdmi switchers can be expensive
     
  5. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Agreed. Use the component connection from one of your other devices.
     
  6. ericvmazzone macrumors regular

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    Because the new AppleTV does not have component output, only HDMI.
     
  7. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Should work fine from his sat box though.
     
  8. Benny Blades thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My DirecTV HR20 only has one HDMI port on the back. All component connects to back on my TV are used by Xbox 360.
     
  9. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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  10. KJA68 macrumors newbie

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    What is possible to connect a new AppleTV to an older HD TV. HDMI to component converter out there? Buying a new TV makes AppleTV a bit expense.
     
  11. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    They exist but are usually in $100+ category.
     

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