5 Port Hdmi Full Hd 1080P V1.3 Switch Switcher + Remote
Package arrived at workplace, in timely fashion. I decided not to open the industrial strength clear display plastic packaging (you know the sort), good quality scissors would be required at home.
Expectations very low, particularly after reading the rear packaging description that follows (yes, this is verbatim):
"Ultra-High Performance HDMI Switcher
This is a kind of high performance mini HDMI Switcher. It is compatible well for HD-DVD,Sky-HD, STV, PS3, Xbox360etc. The multiple resolutions is can be up to 1080p. This kind of the HDMI Amplifier Switcher not only has key-press-switching function, but also has the IR remote control and intelligent function. That is to say, as soon as the power supply of the source equipment is switched, this switcher will respond automatically. Standardly equipped with infrared-ray receiver extender."
WTF? Not exactly as described in the PlayTrade description (is it? I'm still not sure). A call to eSecureGB seemed destined.
At home, applied the scissors; yes all the bits were there as NOT expected. So far so good. Plug it all in (hey, only Sky-HD and DVD player [Xbox360 not connected, red ring, nuff said]).
Result: gobsmacked (to put it politely). It works, works well - in all the ways described.
I've now got three spare HDMI ports (PS3, repaired Xbox360, one extra for the future?).
I don't care what anybody says, it does what it says in the Chinese quote. AND it cost how much?
Buy it, buy it now. Nuff said?