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HDMI switcher help!!!

Hopefully someone can give me some advice. I have a 3 year old Yamaha reciever currently being used with a Toshiba LCD, Bose surround sound, Verizon FIOS cable box, and Toshiba blu ray player. My reciever doesn't have an HDMI input so currently I am switching the HDMI cable (via the TV) from the cable box to the blu ray player every time i want to watch a blu ray disc. I figured an HDMI switcher would be an easy/effective solution for this hassle. It hasn't been. I've tried two models and both have compatability issues with the blu ray player - with one all there was was a black screen and with the other I got the "handshake" effect. Does anyone know of a reasonably priced switcher that is compatible with the Toshiba blu ray player and/or a way to find out if one is or not. Basically I'm trying to avoid having to buy several models and waiting to find out if they work or not. Thanks a lot.

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honestly

honestly, if the TV is old enough to have only 1 HDMI input, i assume it is a 720p TV. Being 720p, i would probably just run component cables for one of the devices with optical sound (probably the cable box)

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HDMI switcher help!!!

The TV itself is brand new and has 3 HDMI inputs. However, when the installation was performed, which is all contained behind the wall, only 1 HDMI cable was ran to where the reciever, etc is accessible. This is why I need the HDMI switcher unless I buy a whole new reciever. I really like the reciever (and I don't want to re-wire the surround sound) so I'm tryng to make the solution a little easier. Unfortunately, I'm finding it's a little difficult to be certain that the switcher I buy will work.

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trial and error will be needed unfortunately

Since you don't list model numbers of the blu ray & HDTV, it would be hard for someone with a switcher that worked to necessarily know what would be compatible.

I'd suggest consulting a more dedicated forum like AVS. Start here-

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=168

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