It sounds like h'e saying that you need more HDMI inputs that you have available?
Is that the issue you were trying to address?
So that you can have one switch box going into the HDMI port on the TV and then use the switch box to select between different input sources?
yes, this is my understanding...but where the advice comes from that I need a new TV is baffling to me.
He seemed to indicate that the new HDMI port may give me some extra time w the TV but it needs to be replaced. It has a beautiful picture and I have not had any problems w it. thank you for your help.