[kwlug-disc] Switch between monitors

John Van Ostrand john at netdirect.ca
Thu Apr 5 21:04:20 EDT 2012


Excuse me if this was answered, I'm jumping in the middle without reading. But cheap commercial HDMI switches exist.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/search.asp?keyword=hdmi+switch&x=0&y=0

----- Original Message -----
> I looked up HDMI on Wikipedia and noted:
> "Although no maximum length for an HDMI cable is specified, signal
> attenuation (dependent on the cable's construction quality and
> conducting materials) limits usable lengths in practice. ..."
> "With better quality construction and materials, ... " (referring to
> cables).
> 
> My point is that I thought that a home brew, HDMI switch box would be
> tricky - given the requirements of the cable/medium. I think that this
> was confirmed by the article in Wikipedia.
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI
> 
> jsquared
> 
> On Wed, 04 Apr 2012 16:20:26 -0400, Tudor Holton
> <tudor at tudorholton.com> wrote:
> > Do you mean a monitor switch box?
> > http://www.cablesnmor.com/monitor-switch-box.html
> > (There are HDMI versions, also, of course.)
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Tudor.
> 
> 
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