Question on hooking up Apple TV

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macrumors 6502a
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Sep 4, 2011
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I'm thinking about getting the Apple TV device since it is on sale at Amazon for $89 . The problem that I have is that the TV that I want to connect it to has only one HDMI port. That port is currently being used by my Dish Network receiver. I was thinking that some sort of HDMI hub might be the solution, but each hub that I found had terrible reviews. What would be some good options for hooking up ATV to this particular TV. The TV is a six year old SONY XBR.
 

mic j

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Mar 15, 2012
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I'm thinking about getting the Apple TV device since it is on sale at Amazon for $89 . The problem that I have is that the TV that I want to connect it to has only one HDMI port. That port is currently being used by my Dish Network receiver. I was thinking that some sort of HDMI hub might be the solution, but each hub that I found had terrible reviews. What would be some good options for hooking up ATV to this particular TV. The TV is a six year old SONY XBR.
Amazon is loaded with HDMI hubs for $10 that have 4-star reviews...looking for perfection?
 

MarkG21

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Mar 21, 2010
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I would recommend MonoPrice

HDMI spitters can be found here:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10113


If all your looking for 2 ports (Dish and ATV), this looks good:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10113&cs_id=1011306&p_id=8153&seq=1&format=2


They have good HDMI cables too and other great products. I've ordered from the numerous times over the past 7+ years.



As mentioned by the above poster, Amazon is a great place to look too. Probably a little cheaper.
 

mic j

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Mar 15, 2012
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I would recommend MonoPrice

HDMI spitters can be found here:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10113


If all your looking for 2 ports (Dish and ATV), this looks good:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10113&cs_id=1011306&p_id=8153&seq=1&format=2


They have good HDMI cables too and other great products. I've ordered from the numerous times over the past 7+ years.



As mentioned by the above poster, Amazon is a great place to look too. Probably a little cheaper.
I like Monoprice as a source. Never been disappointed with a purchase. I searched for "HDMI Hub" and didn't get anything or I would have guided the OP there too.