Want a new Apple TV, but..

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by heyyitssusan, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

    Feb 9, 2014
    I really want the new Apple TV.. however, I only have 2 HDMI ports on my TV which are taken up the cable box and Blu-Ray player. I guess it's not a big deal to take out the HDMI cord once I'm done with Apple TV and plug it back into the Blu Ray.. but I'd rather keep it plugged in so it'd be ready to go. Those of you who have 2 HDMI ports on your TV, what do you do? I was thinking about a splitter but not sure how that works.
  2. George Dawes macrumors 6502a

    George Dawes

    Jul 17, 2014
    Get an av amp

    They're pretty cheap nowadays and usually have between 5-8 hdmi's on them
  3. heyyitssusan thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 9, 2014
    What do they look like?
  4. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    If you don't want a fullblown A/V receiver, you can use an HDMI switch. They are available for <$15. Some are simple passive adapters that don't even need a power supply (e.g. this one), others come with a remote so you don't have to get up to switch the inputs (e.g. this one).
  5. Mac... nificent macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2012
  6. jdag macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2012
    Yeah, while you can get an AV receiver to do this, that is overkill unless you also plan to attach speakers. 1 of the HDMI switchers will work for you to basically "add" extra HDMI ports to your TV.

    Alternately, if/when you are ready for a new TV, be sure to get one with at least 3-4 HDMI ports.
  7. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

    BeefCake 15

    May 15, 2015
    near Boston, MA
  8. 2010mini macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2013
    If you have a bluray player then do yourself a favor and get yourself a 7.1 surround sound system. Playing blu-Ray movies through tv speakers is just a waste.

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