In this article I talk about two products purchased on AliExpress, shop VEnTIOn Official Store. They are:
- Switch HDMI 2.0 4K Bi-Directional Vention 2 inputs 1 exit or 1 entry 2 outputs
- 7th HDMI cable 2.0 4K-3D 60 Hz Vention of 75 centimeters
The cable model is the VAA-B05-B075 and I already talked about it in previous articles on cables from Vention, so I will not stretch here. Be sure to view the previous articles on my other HDMI cables of Vention. This is already their twentieth:
- HDMI out 2.0 4K-3D 60 Hz Vention of 5 meters from 07/11/2016.
- HDMI out 2.0 4K-3D 60 Hz Vention of 2 meters from 06/12/2016.
- HDMI out 2.0 4K-3D 60 Hz Vention of 75 centimeters from 26/01/2017.
- 2th HDMI cable 2.0 4K-3D 60 Hz Vention of 2 meters from 15/02/2017.
- HDMI out 2.0 4K-3D 60 Hz Vention of 3 meters from 16/02/2017.
- 2th HDMI cable 2.0 4K-3D 60 Hz Vention of 5 meters from 16/02/2017.
- 3th HDMI cable 2.0 4K-3D 60 Hz Vention of 2 meters from 07/04/2017.
- 2th HDMI cable 2.0 4K-3D 60 Hz Vention of 75 centimeters from 21/08/2017.
- 4th HDMI cable 2.0 4K-3D 60 Hz Vention of 2 meters from 18/09/2017.
- 3º, 4and 5 HDMI cables 2.0 4K-3D 60 Hz Vention of 75 centimeters from 12/12/2017.
- 5th HDMI cable 2.0 4K-3D 60 Hz Vention of 2 meters from 04/04/2018.
- 2th HDMI cable 2.0 4K-3D 60 Hz Vention of 3 meters from 17/08/2018.
- 3th HDMI cable 2.0 4K-3D 60 Hz Vention of 5 meters from 04/02/2019.
- 6th HDMI cable 2.0 4K-3D 60 Hz Vention of 2 meters from 17/02/2019.
- 7th HDMI cable 2.0 4K-3D 60 Hz Vention of 2 meters from 18/02/2019.
- 8th HDMI cable 2.0 4K-3D 60 Hz Vention of 2 meters from 17/03/2019.
- 6th HDMI cable 2.0 4K-3D 60 Hz Vention of 75 centimeters from 21/03/2019.
So far no Vention HDMI cable failed me, therefore I intend to continue investing in this brand to my next cable.
The Switch HDMI 2.0 4K Bi-Directional Vention 2 inputs 1 exit or 1 entry 2 outputs é um switch fairly simple, that works in both directions. It can select between two different input sources, or direct the output of one device to two different devices.
It does not use an external power supply and should work with almost any equipment, for being one switch essentially mechanical. The manufacturer claims compatibility with the HDMI standard 2.0, that supports 4K in 60 fps. Two LEDs on the top, next to the selection button, indicate which input / output is selected.
Check out the photos unboxing and the video of unboxing and testing of the Switch HDMI 2.0 4K Bi-Directional Vention 2 inputs 1 exit or 1 entry 2 outputs and the 7th HDMI cable 2.0 4K-3D 60 Hz Vention of 75 centimeters:
My use for Switch HDMI 2.0 4K Bi-Directional Vention is the 1 entrance and 2 outputs. The idea is to be able to select where to direct the signal from a Sky decoder. Give way, the Sky exit will be directed to one of the two equipment listed below, that have already been shown here on the Skooter Blog:
- Splitter HDMI de 1 entrada para 4 saídas HUIYISHUN HDMI-400 HDMI v1.4 Full HD 1080p 3D
- Switch HDMI c/ Controle Remoto LINK-MI LM-SW04 1080p 3D 5 inputs p / 1 output
The Splitter HUIYISHUN I already use for 7 years to have Sky slave points on two more TVs. This will be the default position of the Switch HDMI 2.0 4K Bi-Directional Vention. It will feed the splitter, that will power the TVs.
It turns out that eventually I record something with the Sky decoder, and I definitely want to save. An example of this are Formula racing 1 in which Ayrton Senna was champion for the first time (Japan GP of 1988) and when he won for the first time in Interlagos (Brazilian GP of 1991), which the Globe has recently resumed.
Globo also reprized three football games that I already have recorded from the original broadcast: the World Cup finals in which Brazil won the title, in 1994 and 2002, respectively, and the game in which São Paulo F. C. was tri-world champion in 2005. My recordings were made on VHS and I scanned later, so I took the opportunity to record the replayed version, with a better quality.
In all cases I will need to correct the aspect, because Globo gave that stretched nut to make the image 4:3 to fit in 16:9, because most people prefer a stretched image than bars on the sides, Go figure…
But the only way to get these encrypted recordings out of the decoder HD is to play the content and record it with a capture device, like Elgato Game Capture HD60, who has also shown here in Skooter Blog.
Well, the Switch LINK-MI LM-SW04 is connected to the input of another splitter, the Splitter HDMI 1×2 1.3b 1080p 3D, whose outputs are connected to the Elgato Game Capture HD60 and at an entrance of another switch, the Prevention VAA - S20 HDMI HDMI switch 2.0 [email protected] c/ 3 inputs 1 output. The output of this VAA-S20 is connected to an input on my receiver, the Yamaha Aventage RX-A870, which in turn is connected to the Sony XBR TV-55X905E. And so I can see and hear what is being captured, without delay, what is essential for video games.
Confused, some? But the important thing is that this set allows me to capture from most video game consoles that I have installed in the room, and now it will also allow you to capture from the Sky decoder, without changing cables.
And why not connect one of the Splitter HUIYISHUN directly in the LINK-MI LM-SW04? There is to avoid two possible problems: the first is that when you turn on / off some TV, the splitter can unsynchronize and resynchronize quickly, and that would spoil the capture. The second is that Switch LINK-MI LM-SW04 automatically selects the active signal, and as I only turn on one console at a time, never need to select automatically. Sky's decoder sending a signal whenever it is connected would hinder this functionality, because Sky could be used on another TV while a console is being used.
The connection is not yet complete, because another switch is yet to arrive, at Ünnlink 5×1 HDMI 2.0 HDCP 2.2, that will enter between the Switch LINK-MI LM-SW04 and the Splitter HDMI 1×2 1.3b 1080p 3D, increasing from 5 to 9 the possibilities of source for capture, because now I already have 7 possible sources:
- Analogue Mega Sg
- Analogue Super Nt
- Sky decoder
- Playstation 3
- Nintendo Switch
- Framemeister (Atari 2600, Playstation One)
- MiSTer FPGA
But I already tested the Switch HDMI 2.0 4K Bi-Directional Vention 2 inputs 1 exit or 1 entry 2 outputs just making the move to the Splitter HUIYISHUN and it worked perfectly. Check the photos of the equipment in operation:
The package came in the mail from Hong Kong and arrived in just 15 calendar days, arriving in front of several other packages sent before.
These are the package tracking information obtained from the AliExpress website:
2020.05.21 16:05 (GMT-7): Delivery successful 2020.05.15 08:05 (GMT-7): Accepted by Last Mile Carrier 2020.05.13 22:50 (GMT-7): Arrived at destination country 2020.05.11 19:50 (GMT-7): Departed country of origin 2020.05.11 19:50 (GMT-7): Departed country of origin 2020.05.09 13:05 (GMT-7): Shipment arrived at country of origin post office 2020.05.08 15:41 (GMT-7): Shipment left country of origin warehouse 2020.05.06 01:26 (GMT-7): Shipment at country of origin warehouse 2020.05.06 01:23 (GMT-7): Shipment at country of origin distribution center
And these are the information obtained on the site of the station:
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This is the table-summary of purchase:
|Store:||AliExpress | Store: VEnTIOn Official Store|
|Payment Method:||Credit Card Visa International|
|Shipping Type:||Aliexpress Standard Shipping|
|Package Home Country:||China|
|Time in Transit:||15 days|
|Type Marked Content:||Commercial Sample|