|Gefen Releases 1:5 HDMI Switcher - Necessary for Consumers?|
|Home Theater News Video Processors-Switchers News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Friday, 05 December 2008|
Seems like the switcher is backwards. Shouldn't it be 5 signals in and one signal out. Honestly, who needs to send one signal to five displays. A consumer doesn't and venues need a whole lot more complex distribution setup than one in and five out.
But, apparently this switcher supports full DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD passthrough as well as 1080p bandwidth. Gefen even includes a six-foot HDMI cable. Their press release states the device can be bought for a "minimal fee." Right. And minimal means what exactly?