I got this Gefen 2x1 hdmi switcher because having read many reviews, and snooping around Gefens site, I had simply become convinced that they were the real deal; especially since the switch has the bandwidth to go all the way to 1080p. It is an active electronic switch and not just a passive, mechanical switch. Additionally, I found a great benefit I did not think I would get when one hdmi cable is deselected, the device it was connected to is then convinced that its hdmi cable is unused. This is important because my tuner/dvr will not output component video if hdmi is in use and you know component video is important.
Trivial, easy install. The greatest problem I had with installation was unscrambling my spaghetti-nest of cabling prior to install (EVERYthing is smashed into a small space).
The 2x1 switcher accommodates my inputs: 1) Sony DVD and 2) Sony cable tuner with cableCard and DVR, then out to the HDTV. Not surprisingly it worked exactly as it should.
The Remote works good; and the small size of the 2x1 switch is nice.
Some people complain of the baby-blue color, but at least it isnt the same old extremely boring and simple silver or black, both of which are white-haired and antiquated.
So with this new HDMI switcher, maybe now I can get rid of my 4x2 (active) component video switch nahhhhh.
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