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Post by NOT MONGO on Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:13 pm

my monitor has one HDMI port on it but i would like to connect an HDMI cable from my ps3 to the monitor and also an HDMI cable from my computer's video card... how do i make this possible? Do I buy a "Splitter"?

I found this and this seemd like the opposite of what I want:

http://sewelldirect.com/articles/HDMISplitterCentral.aspx?ad_source=GoogleAdWords&ad_medium=PPC&ad_term=HDMI%20splitters&ad_campaign=53983803&ad_group=2132274723&ad_network=search&ad_creative=7970282643&gclid=CLvYzvumpq0CFQXd4Aodu30OoA



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thats the diagram. but i want the opposite, i want two devices hooked up to one port on one monitor... Do you guys follow?[b]
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Re: HDMI question

Post by NOT MONGO on Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:14 pm

i was thinking that there could be some kind of plug-in with a y split that connects two hdmi cables to one port, that would have a switch on it to switch between the sources..
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Re: HDMI question

Post by winterborne1 on Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:37 pm

You're looking for an HDMI switch, not a splitter.
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Re: HDMI question

Post by winterborne1 on Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:40 pm

NOT MONGO wrote:a switch on it to switch between the sources..

haha, i think you answered your own question
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Re: HDMI question

Post by NOT MONGO on Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:20 am

lol i had no idea there was such a thing called an hdmi switch... im definitely going to scoop this up
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Re: HDMI question

Post by Guero on Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:18 pm

wow. seriously. i mean. come on man!
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Re: HDMI question

Post by Soylent Brown on Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:54 am

Can we make this into the "technologically impaired" topic?


I have comcast internet and a modem, but two computers.
So I need a router, right? so that I can use the same account on both?
if yes, what kind do I get and where can I get it the cheapest?
If no, please halp.

Sincerely,
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Re: HDMI question

Post by uhoh on Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:38 pm

so I've had a router for a long fucking time and have no idea what modem's support but... I think if it has the ability to connect 2 ethernet cables to the modem you can just do that. No idea if modems can actually do that, though.

If not you'll need a router. Best Buy is probably fine. I suspect 30-50$. If not just shop around online. I can link some decent deals if you're having hard times finding any.
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Re: HDMI question

Post by Guero on Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:17 am

ale wrote:Can we make this into the "technologically impaired" topic?


I have comcast internet and a modem, but two computers.
So I need a router, right? so that I can use the same account on both?
if yes, what kind do I get and where can I get it the cheapest?
If no, please halp.

Sincerely,
internet impaired.
i have commiecast also...

if you want to use both your computers for the internets you can get a router to go wireless on both. when you get the router just insert the disc on your computer, follow the instructions, then you will set up a secure wireless network name and password. you will use the password you created to use your secure wireless internets connection on both your computadoras.

walmart is probably your best bet. netgear is a good brand. probably cant go wrong with amazon as well.
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Re: HDMI question

Post by Soylent Brown on Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:59 am

Thanks, dudes!

@uhoh our modem has two ways to connect through USB and ethernet port, but only ethernet works at all and I suspect I wouldn't be able to use them at the same time anyway.

So it doesn't really matter what kind I get?I saw a couple seemingly decent ones on ebay, one of them for wireless.

@uhuh, I probably would like some help looking for one, and wireless would probably be a good idea, unless there's a huge downside to that? If anyone else would also like to lend a hand I'd appreciate it too!
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Re: HDMI question

Post by uhoh on Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:24 am

thefuck. I just typed up a fairly long reply and it told me I don't have access to this page when I tried to post. No text in the message when I went back a page too.
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Re: HDMI question

Post by uhoh on Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:45 am

OK it's not letting me post this so I'm going to try without the links maybe. If you want the links to some of the routers I found PM me your email and I'll send them. If not the below info might help.

Most PCs and laptops, and some printers, should all have wifi ready to use so wireless should work fine. Directly plugging into the router or modem is probably the slightest bit faster but I doubt you'd notice.

the routers are all marked like 802.11b/g or 802.11b/g/n. I don't really know a lot about it but I /think/ b is old, g is what's used now and n is the future of wifi?

I'd stick with the brands D-Link, Netgear, Linksys, Belkin. You probably don't want to get some junk router made by Walmart's offbrand. I saw an Asus I'll probably link. I didn't know they made routers but I think their computer parts are usually fine.

I think you lived in SD area? According to google there's a Frys out there so just check the Friday sale spread and I bet you'll find a router on there for cheap.
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Re: HDMI question

Post by uhoh on Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:45 am

yeah that post worked... I even tried to PM the post and it said I didn't have rights there too.
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Re: HDMI question

Post by Soylent Brown on Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:38 am

Nah, I used to. I moved a year and a half ago to Santa Cruz. There's hardly anything here, except a radioshack.

Thank you so much! my current email is but.mutated@gmail.com
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Re: HDMI question

Post by Soylent Brown on Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:39 am

I got this one: http://www.frys.com/product/6585433?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

it's not super fast but it's way better than the spotty wifi I was jacking from my neighbors.
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Re: HDMI question

Post by Guero on Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:54 am

noooooo

i should have warned you about belkin. theyre shitty!
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Re: HDMI question

Post by Guero on Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:57 am

i told you NETGEAR was the way to go!
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Re: HDMI question

Post by Soylent Brown on Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:47 am

goddammit.
well, at least it looks cool?
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Re: HDMI question

Post by uhoh on Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:49 am

ha. That one does look kind of snazzy.
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Re: HDMI question

Post by Guero on Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:17 pm

yeah it does look pretty cool lol
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