HDMI Hub vs simple Y connection

I have a 3 HDMI devices but only 2 HDMI inputs on my TV.

I'm looking for some kind of Y connector that plugs into my TV into which I can plug 2 input devices; which would only be used one at a time.

All I seem to be able to find is expensive, multi-port, powered, hubs. Are those my only options?
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aleghartCommented:
I've never heard of a Y splitter for HDMI that's 2-to-1.  I've seen 1-to-2 like this.  No idea if it would work backwards.

1. Use component cables for one device, such as DVR or DVD player.
2. $110 for 4x HDMI switch (with HDCP) ports.  3 rear, one front for temporary gaming/notebook connections.
3. TV with more HDMI inputs.
4. Home theater receivers have multiple HDMI inputs with one output for the TV monitor.

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mikecox_Author Commented:
I was looking at the 1-to-2 but it seems to be for dual outputs, not 2 inputs.  For it to work the 2 inputs would have to be; female?

Seems like this would be a better, cheaper option



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aleghartCommented:
It is cheaper.  It has some very enthusiastic reviews dating back a while.  But, you always have to be careful of products that weigh heavily on 5-star ratings, then have a poor distribution of votes for 4,3,2,1 stars.

Could be good.  Could be faked up reviews (or compensated).  Amazon has tags that show "Real Name" for which they've obtained some kind of verification that you're a real person.  There is also a tag "Amazon verified purchase" which notes that the item was purchased through the site by the reviewer.

This doesn't eliminated compensated reviews, but it's a decent attempt to clean up the reviews.

If the return policy is good, the price makes it worth a try.  One 1-star review said that a defective unit killed the HDMI port on his audio receiver.  But there's a risk with any item...the sellers will not warrant or repair anything but their own equipment.
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