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need help with identifying HDMI cable please

Rocketman122

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new TV only has one HDMI input. so we connect the cable box. we also have a streamer. im not proficient with this. are there different versions of HDMI or is this a basic HDMI cable?

need a splitter and many ebay sellers sell them for cheap. one store wanted to sell us one for $60. I asked if it was gold plated. seems unreasonably high

these are the pics of the cable box and the streamer. the tv is the female.
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=t02kac&s=8

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-3-Port-1080P-HD-Video-HDMI-Switch-Switcher-Splitter-For-PS3-Xbox-360-HD-DVD-/200963475319?pt=US_Video_Cables_Adapters&var=&hash=item2eca5b4777

hows this one?
I think the none square one is what I need, correct?
 
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DesiPower

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Does your TV and cable box have component? Component is good enough for digital cable box... That will leave your HDMI free for the other thing...
 

BonzaiDuck

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I'm still rather sketchy about HT options, but I thought it was possible to chain devices serially to a single output. I recall -- or think I recall -- that you could run, say, a PC or component (BD player?) to a cable box, cable box to TV. When the cable box is turned off, it should provide some sort of pass-through.

I could be wrong.

I'm just really happy that the LG HDTV I purchased some two or three years ago has four HDMI inputs. And I'm happy for the pass-through feature on my AVR.

I'm SO happy . . .
 

Automaticman

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I'm still rather sketchy about HT options, but I thought it was possible to chain devices serially to a single output. I recall -- or think I recall -- that you could run, say, a PC or component (BD player?) to a cable box, cable box to TV. When the cable box is turned off, it should provide some sort of pass-through.

I could be wrong.

I'm just really happy that the LG HDTV I purchased some two or three years ago has four HDMI inputs. And I'm happy for the pass-through feature on my AVR.

I'm SO happy . . .

Generally no, you can't daisy chain boxes together. There are a few exceptions, like the XBox One and obviously AV Receivers with HDMI, but for the most part things just do not have an HDMI input.
 

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