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Pc hdmi imput card

Last response: in Home Theatre
February 1, 2012 11:37:24 PM

I would like to use my computer as hdmi switcher allowing me to hook multiple hdmi source to the pc and then from the pc to my tv is this possible

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a b x TV
February 2, 2012 6:45:38 PM

you are making this more complicated then it needs to be.

use a pc switch with everything hooked up to it. easy cable management and your pc does not need to be on for it to work.

a receiver can do the same thing.

the only reason i could forsee going through the hassle of what wolf explained would be if you wanted to use a computers sound system.
a b x TV
February 2, 2012 7:24:36 PM

Read the spec on the Hauppauge card carefully. The HDMI input is not HDCP compliant so it cannot be used with cable/sat, dvd, or bluray sources. They say to use component video. As far as I know you can't buy an PC board that has HDCP HDMI inputs.
And yes as ssddx says it makes no sense especially as you cannot use the PC as a recorder with HDMI.