Oppo HM-31 HDMI 3/1 Switcher Review
Standard Compliance: HDMI 1.3, EIA/CEA-861D, DVI 1.0, HDCP 1.1
HDMI Output Port: 1
HDMI Input Ports: 3
Remote Control: Built-in IR Sensors: 2; External IR Sensor: optional; RS-232C: optional
Power Supply: 5V DC
Power Consumption: 3 Watts (max)
Power Adapter: Input: ~ 100V – 240V, 50/60Hz AC; Output: 5V DC, 1A max
Operating Temperature: 5°C - 35°C; 41°F - 95°F
Operating Humidity: 15% - 75%; No condensation
Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 4-1/2" x 1-1/16", 187mm x 116mm x 27mm
Weight: 9oz (0.25kg)
- Looks great
- Works great
- Nifty auto selection protocol may make installation a snap
- Every custom integration option on the market (IR, RS-232)
Oppo HM-31 Introduction
The thing about new technology is that it is so expensive. Take receivers for example. You could upgrade your receiver so that you have all the latest processing and features. You could upgrade it for more power. You could do a lot of things. But only the person with a crazy amount of disposable income upgrades because they need an extra HDMI input. HDMI switchers are everywhere these days. They all look about the same, most cost about the same, and they all do the same thing. Or do they?
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Recent Forum Posts:
fmw, post: 325398
I was disappointed in the Oppo switcher because it doesn't turn on and off. It stays on constantly. In other words, for me it isn't full featured at all. I had one of the little 2 port switches from Mono price. It was less than half the price of the Oppo and was a better unit all the way around. I could even program it to turn on and off with my universal remote. I got the Oppo when I needed to upgrade to a 3 port unit thinking it would be better than the Monoprice. Not better. I recommend the Monoprice.
Who cares if you can't turn it off? Why would you really want to?
Austin M, post: 325331
Can you plug this into one of the HDMI-switching ports on a Denon receiver (expanding the number of HDMI ports), or does this need to plug straight into the TV? Do HDMI devices work when routed through two switches?
Clint already answered this but again, yes. For the review, the Oppo was used between two transports and a Denon 2307CI receiver. I experienced no problems.
blacks4, post: 325071
I have an HD-XA2 which won't work at all through a 5x1 HDMI switch from Impact Acoustics. Toshiba said it's not meant to work through a switch (only a direct connection or through an HDMI receiver).
I'm just curious if this switch is any different. Thanks.
I'll be testing this out as soon as I can. I'll let you know.