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Sony HDZ235 HDMI

I was suprised to find no HDMI in on the unit. Currently my cable box runs to my Sony TV via an HDMI cable. If I want to watch a DVD I have to unplug the HDMI from my cable box and plug it into the Sony DAV-HDZ235.

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  • Airsportster Dec 03, 2007

    There's no input available on the Motorola cable box other than for the cable. I'll probably just take the Sony unit back. There are a couple of units from JVC and others that do have HDMI input and output and internal HDMI switching function.

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Use component outputs of that unit to play on tv.Or use component or video output of sony unit and connect to cable box if available and use the source switching on cable box to change sources that way you wont have to unplu HDMI cable..By the way HDMI has a new challenger in the near future called ' DISPLAY PORT' ..

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