Monoprice HDMI Switch question

chizow

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For those that have experience with these, as title indicates, is a DVI signal from a video card "passed through" at full single link DVI or is it limited to 1080p and typical HT resolutions and frames per second? I've heard that "upscaling" receivers will do this, essentially cap signals at 1080p or 1080i or whatever their max supported signal is. Thanks in advance!
 

sdifox

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What are you doing that you need more than 1080p on a hdmi connection?
 

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Originally posted by: sdifox
What are you doing that you need more than 1080p on a hdmi connection?

I want to connect my PC to my 24" LCD via HDMI switch or A/V Receiver. If the HDMI switch capped at 1080p that would be a bit of a problem since my monitor is 1900x1200, but if its true pass through then it wouldn't be a problem. If it caps at 1080p I wouldn't need it as the receiver I'm looking to get does the same and has 3 HDMI inputs. Although the monitor can't do more than 60Hz, I still like being able to see maximum frame rates beyond 60 for benchmarking and comparison purposes.
 

sdifox

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Originally posted by: chizow
Originally posted by: sdifox
What are you doing that you need more than 1080p on a hdmi connection?

I want to connect my PC to my 24" LCD via HDMI switch or A/V Receiver. If the HDMI switch capped at 1080p that would be a bit of a problem since my monitor is 1900x1200, but if its true pass through then it wouldn't be a problem. If it caps at 1080p I wouldn't need it as the receiver I'm looking to get does the same and has 3 HDMI inputs. Although the monitor can't do more than 60Hz, I still like being able to see maximum frame rates beyond 60 for benchmarking and comparison purposes.

why switch your PC at all? The LCD monitor has more than 1 input no?

Describe what you are trying to achieve. Limiting factor may in fact be the use of hdmi since it does dictate what you can send over it. But in terms of bandwidth, single link hdmi can accommodate up to 2560x1600p60 and the monoprice 5 to 1 says it maintains highest hdmi single link video resolution...
 

chizow

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Originally posted by: sdifox
Originally posted by: chizow
Originally posted by: sdifox
What are you doing that you need more than 1080p on a hdmi connection?

I want to connect my PC to my 24" LCD via HDMI switch or A/V Receiver. If the HDMI switch capped at 1080p that would be a bit of a problem since my monitor is 1900x1200, but if its true pass through then it wouldn't be a problem. If it caps at 1080p I wouldn't need it as the receiver I'm looking to get does the same and has 3 HDMI inputs. Although the monitor can't do more than 60Hz, I still like being able to see maximum frame rates beyond 60 for benchmarking and comparison purposes.

why switch your PC at all? The LCD monitor has more than 1 input no?

Describe what you are trying to achieve. Limiting factor may in fact be the use of hdmi since it does dictate what you can send over it. But in terms of bandwidth, single link hdmi can accommodate up to 2560x1600p60 and the monoprice 5 to 1 says it maintains highest hdmi single link video resolution...

Unfortunately it only has 1 DVI input. It has a bunch of component, VGA and S-Video inputs as well but only one DVI/HDMI input possibility. Basically I'm trying to hook up a bunch of HD sources to my LCD through the single DVI input, however, I don't want to pass the video to the receiver then to the monitor because it seems the receiver limits video sources to 1080p. I'd use the HDMI switch to take inputs from the 1080p receiver and from my 8800GTX (via DVI > HDMI converter cable).

I'm probably making a fuss out of nothing though as the HDMI switch just seems to pass through feeds in their original format up to single-link DVI/HDMI specs and doesn't "treat" the signal in any way. The receivers I looked at do however, as they upscale non-HD signals to 1080p, but would also limit signals higher than 1080p.
 

sdifox

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Originally posted by: chizow

Unfortunately it only has 1 DVI input. It has a bunch of component, VGA and S-Video inputs as well but only one DVI/HDMI input possibility. Basically I'm trying to hook up a bunch of HD sources to my LCD through the single DVI input, however, I don't want to pass the video to the receiver then to the monitor because it seems the receiver limits video sources to 1080p. I'd use the HDMI switch to take inputs from the 1080p receiver and from my 8800GTX (via DVI > HDMI converter cable).

I'm probably making a fuss out of nothing though as the HDMI switch just seems to pass through feeds in their original format up to single-link DVI/HDMI specs and doesn't "treat" the signal in any way. The receivers I looked at do however, as they upscale non-HD signals to 1080p, but would also limit signals higher than 1080p.

Then that switch should do the trick. Just get all the cables from monoprice in the same order, easier on you and shipping charges. I am assuming you have tried feeding your 19020x1200 through the receiver and no dice?

You can always try picking one up from best buy, try it and return it.

p.s. I read the spec tab on monoprice, the 5-1 has been tested for 1.2a, not sure whether it can handle 1.3.