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Okay, how hard is it to design an HDMI switch box with all the bloody sockets at the back, people?

The ports face the back, the switch button faces the front. Not rocket surgery. :blobfacepalm:

Related: Seeing Currys charge £50 for a store-brand switch box (Sandstrom) somehow reminded me of when they tried to pass off their Matsui brand as actual Japanese tech. >.>

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@noiob I managed to find one on eBay (Opened, never used for £10) among all the poorly-designed ones, eventually.

The closest I could find before that was a Sandstrom (read: Currys PC World store brand) device that was marked atrociously high at £50. >.<

@noiob (Worded that wrong, I found a decent switch box, but not a Hama one. :blobnervous2: )

@Jo that's a decent price! I got a really cheap one with a horrible form factor off of Amazon and it worked for a week, the hama one was maybe 20 bucks? but I wanted one from the local electronics store so I could exchange it if it broke

@Jo mine has four ports and input button on the back, and one port and an LED light on the front. it’s so bad it’s actually standing up vertically on one end partially yanked from the cabinet at all times

@Tiro And here's a NYT article on the Matsui brand (They even had the guts to use the slogan "Japanese Technology Made Perfect" despite none of its products or its components being built anywhere near Japan. :blob_laughing: ):

nytimes.com/1988/04/03/world/m

@Jo I just looked it up and gotta admit I was fooled by the Matsui branding lol

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