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MonoPrice 5x1 HDMI Switcher $25.30!! HOT!!

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Feb 9, 2005
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I bought the 4X1 Enhanced 1.3b Certified HDMI Switch with built-in Equalizer and Remote (REV.3.0) just two weeks ago, what a waste of money, it didn't work with my Philips 5990 dvd player, wouldn't even get a picture with the monoprice hdmi cables I ordered. Though for whatever reason I did get a picture with a monster cables but it kept stuttering. They have a good return policy, but it's costly sending it back for us Canadian purchasers. I didn't think a 'switch' would have such compatibility problems.
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Mar 7, 2005
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kjack wrote: I bought the 4X1 Enhanced 1.3b Certified HDMI Switch with built-in Equalizer and Remote (REV.3.0) just two weeks ago, what a waste of money, it didn't work with my Philips 5990 dvd player, wouldn't even get a picture with the monoprice hdmi cables I ordered. Though for whatever reason I did get a picture with a monster cables but it kept stuttering. They have a good return policy, but it's costly sending it back for us Canadian purchasers. I didn't think a 'switch' would have such compatibility problems.
****. I hope this isn't the one I just bought.

Is it a little black box with white MONOPRICE lettering on the top of it?

It just arrived for me 2 days ago but I haven't tried it yet
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Dec 30, 2008
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Thanks to RFD, I'm now broke :mad:
Thx OP ordered :D , the remote seems cheap, but its a nice touch :cheesygri
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Mar 8, 2008
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i have a 4x1 hdmi switch and it works flawlessly, htpc, rogers box and upconverting dvd player all work, and this is a killer price on a 5x1
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Jul 19, 2006
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Good price but I'm worried about duties.

Monoprice is usually fine for cables because Canada Customs ONLY assesses taxes (GST or HST) on goods valued at $20 CAD but .... will this get dinged? Anyone buy more than $20CAD from Monoprice?
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Oct 10, 2006
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HSK wrote: Good price but I'm worried about duties.

Monoprice is usually fine for cables because Canada Customs ONLY assesses taxes (GST or HST) on goods valued at $20 CAD but .... will this get dinged? Anyone buy more than $20CAD from Monoprice?
I've ordered plenty over $20 bucks. I think I only got hit once when the box was pretty large.

Last order was $50 and no duty.

Of course now that I say that your order will get hit.

:-0
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Apr 9, 2008
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I've puchased 6 times from Monoprice and all products came as described and work great. The last 4 shipments were all over 50 bucks and the last 1 was 160 (couple of their flat panel wall mounts and several cables and ipod accessories) and I haven't had any duty tacked on yet. They ship USPS. To Halifax I usually receive items in less than 5 days.
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Aug 18, 2008
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Looks like a pretty solid deal but what exactly does this do? Does it give you more HDMI Ports?
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Oct 6, 2007
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TimelessVictory wrote: Looks like a pretty solid deal but what exactly does this do? Does it give you more HDMI Ports?
Yes.
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Dec 8, 2006
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lpsaad wrote: I think the regular price is above $60. Great deal for anyone who needs it. Comes with a remote and has a built in equalizer. Very highly rated too!

Link: http://www.monoprice.com/products/produ ... 1&format=2

Enjoy!
I doubt the regular price is above $60. They have a Rev.3.0 which is HDMI 1.3 certified that's only $8 more at $33.35.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/produ ... 1&format=2
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Nov 11, 2006
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duz it come with IR remote? if so HOT! good with harmony 550? :idea:
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Nov 16, 2008
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kleptodathief wrote: duz it come with IR remote? if so HOT! good with harmony 550? :idea:
Yes it does :-)
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Jul 30, 2001
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Formula1 wrote: I doubt the regular price is above $60. They have a Rev.3.0 which is HDMI 1.3 certified that's only $8 more at $33.35.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/produ ... 1&format=2
Hmm..... The one on sales says "Even though the switch itself is not 1.3 certified, numerous sources have reported in independent tests that it will function well with most of the latest high definition features like 120Hz picture and new multi-channel formats like Dobly TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio"

The one you listed is only $8 more and is officially 1.3 certified.

I'm thinking "spend the extra $8" and be sure that my Popcorn Hour, PS3, HD-DVD and whatever else will work.
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Dec 4, 2007
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the one you talking about at 33$ USD, is not available....
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HyperTech wrote: the one you talking about at 33$ USD, is not available....
Good observation :) I guess that makes the decision easy :)

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