4x1 HDMI® Switch with Analog, Digital Coaxial, and Digital Optical Audio Outputs
    Product # 5557
    4x1 HDMI® Switch with Analog, Digital Coaxial, and Digital Optical Audio Outputs
    Product # 5557
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    4x1 HDMI® Switch with Analog, Digital Coaxial, and Digital Optical Audio Outputs

    If you're looking to expand the input capabilities of an A/V receiver that doesn't support HDMI®, then this 4x1 HDMI Switch from Monoprice may be the perfect solution for you!

    This 4-way HDMI switch features S/PDIF (Toslink) Digital Optical Audio, Digital Coaxial Audio, and analog 3.5mm stereo audio output ports, allowing you to connect to the audio inputs of any AV receiver or amplifier. A built-in DAC allows simultaneous audio for HDMI as well as the three audio only outputs.

    The switch supports the full High Speed HDMI resolution (1080p@60Hz), supports all HDMI 3D modes, Deep Color up to 36-bit total, and high definition multichannel audio, including Dolby TrueHD™ and DTS-HD Master Audio™. One HDMI input is on the front panel of the switch, making it easy to connect the HDMI output from mobile devices, such as your Android phone.


    • 4x HDMI audio/video inputs with one front-panel input for convenient connection to portable devices
    • 1x HDMI audio/video output
    • 1x S/PDIF Optical (Toslink) audio output
    • 1x Digital Coax audio output
    • 1x Analog 3.5mm stereo audio output
    • Integrated audio converter for simultaneous digital and analog audio output on all audio output channels
    • Selectable 2-channel (stereo) and 5.1-channel audio output for digital channels (5.1-channel output requires 5.1-channel input and output)
    • Audio sampling rate of 44.1 to 192 kHz
    • Supports uncompressed LPCM audio
    • Supports compressed DTS® Digital, Dolby® Digital, DTS-HD Master Audio, and Dolby TrueHD audio
    • Support for 1080p and 3D video output
    • Supports 225 MHz/2.25 Gbps per channel (6.75 Gbps total) bandwidth
    • Supports 12-bit per channel (36-bit total) Deep Color
    • Full HDCP support
    • FCC, CE, and RoHS compliant

    Note: Monoprice strongly recommends using 22AWG, 24AWG, or active HDMI cables with Redmere technology to achieve the best results and to ensure minimum signal loss over longer distances.

    Support Files:

    HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.

    DTS is a registered trademark and the DTS logos, Symbol, DTS-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio are trademarks of DTS, Inc.

    Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

    Audio/Video Inputs 3x HDMI on rear panel, 1x HDMI on front panel
    Audio/Video Outputs 1x HDMI on rear panel
    Digital Audio Outputs 1x S/PDIF Optical (Toslink)* and 1x Digital Coax*
    Analog Audio Outputs 1x 3.5mm (1/8") stereo
    Supports High-Speed 1080p HDMI yes
    Supported Video Resolutions 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
    Supports 3D Video yes
    Fully HDCP Compliant yes
    Supports Deep Color (x.v.Color) at 12-bits per channel (36-bit total) yes
    Uncompressed Audio Support LPCM
    Compressed Audio Support DTS Digital, Dolby Digital, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby True HD
    Audio Sample Rate 44.1 to 192 KHz
    Dimensions 6 x 2.75 x 1 inches

    * The S/PDIF Optical (Toslink) and Digital Coax audio output formats are based on the HDMI audio output. If any of the sync devices (e.g., HDTV, Projector, etc.) connected to the output can only support stereo audio, then the S/PDIF Optical (Toslink) and Digital Coaxial outputs will be limited to PCM stereo audio.

    Package Contents:

    • HDMI Switch
    • AC Adapter
    • Infrared Remote Control
    • User Manual
    4.1 / 5.0
    607 Reviews
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    1 Star
    Used it for 14 months now..work for me
    This switch lets me easily connect my tablet, smart phone or video camera HDMI output to my home theater. The thing that made it different for me is that my home theater sound processor is pre-HDMI and I use a projector for video so I need to connect HDMI video and digital audio to the system separately. This is not a problem for all my other sources such as the Sat/OTA receiver, Sony PS3, etc as they have separate digital audio outputs. It had been a hassle connecting portable devices with only an HDMI output to the system until this switch. Now it is a piece of cake.

    Since I installed it and configured my HT remote for it I have had only one glitch. At one point a couple months ago the digital audio from the switch stopped. At the suggestion from Monoprice support to power cycle the switch (unplug it), that was cleared up.

    Those LEDs!!! Initially I put a piece of electrical tape over the lot of them, but I found I sometimes needed to know the state of the switch as it doesnt always pick up the IR from the HT remote (my experience with this is that such occurrences seem to be inversely proportional to the items price) and I need to switch it to the correct input. So I poked a pinhole in the tape in from of each. That worked for the most part...reducing the LEDs to a less annoying level but allowing me to see their state. But it was not very elegant looking. I should point out that the channel and 2/5.1 LEDs are fairly narrow beam non-diffuse body types so the appear way brighter anywhere directly in from of the switch than well off to the side. The PowerOn/Standy dual LED is a diffuse body type that prsents a more unifor - but too bright intensity on and off axis.

    So after living with it covered with tape for over a year I decided to open it up and see what I could do about the problem. All the LEDs except the PowerOn/Standby dual LED use a 681 Ohm SMT current limiting resistor. I found that by increasing these resistors to 5000 Ohms (4.99K) these LEDs light output became acceptable. They could still be reduced more and remain visible, but I stopped there. That is about a factor of 7 reduction in current thru the LEDs. For the dual power LED I used a 2000 Ohm for the red and 1500 Ohm for the blue in place of the resistors originally there. This brought the red output down to something more suitable to a "Standby" mode brightness and the blue LED output close to matching the other blue LEDS. In the process I think I put a marginal blue channel LED into a failure mode but I found a 3mm NTE clear blue LED at my local electronics parts store that seems to match the other blue LED outputs with the came current limiting resistor. If yours is out of warranty, like mine and you arent afraid of desoldering and soldering tiny SMT resistors, this is a good solution to the excess light problem.

    PROS: HDMI = Digital audio

    Front panel HDMI input


    CONS: LEDs WAY too bright for a darkened room
    January 9, 2014
    Works As Advertised
    Words good, good price, and would purchase again if needed.

    PROS: Works fine.
    Switches to the correct ports relatively quick.
    Passes 5.1 audio to Toslink.
    Programmable in a Harmony 880 remote as a MonoPrice HDX-401TA. (Big plus for me)

    CONS: I gave it a 9 because of 2 issues.
    1. Port 1 is in the front instead of in the back. I would rather it was in the back, but I can see if someone wanted to hook something up temporarily to the switch, then the front would be useful.
    2. The LEDs are real bright. I'm not sure why manufacturers are doing this now, but I really don't want to have LEDs blinding me while I'm trying to watch TV or a movie.
    December 1, 2011
    simultaneous audio = perfect for my needs
    I have a receiver that won't allow a digital input to be used for zone 2 (patio). My problem was that I am using a HTPC and when i want to play music by the pool I would have to plug in an analog cable and go into the control panel and change the default sound device. Then, when i wanted to play a movie with surround sound i would have to reverse it back to HDMI. Huge pain. After much research about how to get windows 7 and/or XBMC to output through multiple sound devices simultaneously I found out this is a common issue and very few solutions exist and only for specific hardware. But I digress.

    In steps this little device. This allows me to split full digital hdmi to full digital hdmi and good ol fashioned rca for the patio speakers. My initial concern was that it would introduce a bit of a delay but they are absolutely dead-on in sync. I couldn't be happier and would recommend this to anyone with similar issues.

    PROS: - much smaller than i expected
    - audio plays in sync through all outputs simultaneously
    - no sound/video noise

    CONS: - LED's are too bright (hello electrical tape)
    September 22, 2011
    Great upgrade path for old non-HDMI receiver
    Provides a very cost effective upgrade path to extend the life of my old $2-3K Denon surround amp. My old amp sounds great, it just does not support HDMI and latest Dolby and DTS audio stds. If I were to upgrade my amp, I would have to spend another $2-3K to get similar sound quality.

    This switch allows you to simultaneously output audio out of the SPDIF ports and analog ports.

    Came in handy for my satellite receiver which is in a separate room from my Denon surround. I ran an HDMI cable from the satellite to the switch in a separate room. From the switch, I run HDMI video to my front screen projector and SPDIF to the Denon receiver. Works perfectly. Sounds very good.
    January 28, 2010
    Great Switcher
    Perfect for people with older devices that only have one HDMI input. This will allow you to use the best connection possible with all your other devices. Great product overall and very happy with my purchase.

    PROS: 4 HDMI to ONE and Optical audio out. Perfect for me because my projector only has one HDMI in and doesn't handle sound so I've got all my inputs going into the switch and sending the image from the desired input to the projector and the sound to the surround sound system. great build and quality

    CONS: Very minor things and FYI for other buyers. LED indicators are very bright and annoying for a dark home theater setup so I had to tape them over. No way of knowing if the switch has been muted, I found this out the hard way after trying to re-insert the wires a few times only to realize my kid had pressed mute on the remote !!! HDMI (in) port (1) is on the front which for my setup isn't the best and the remote is VERY small but those are both exactly as shown in the pictures so no surprises there.
    August 27, 2012
    Unit works great until the remote stops working
    I am now on my 3rd unit in less than 6 month because the remotes quits working or breaks very easy. Called to ask if I could buy just a remote and was told no…I have to buy the entire unit. There should be a way to buy the remote separate from the entire unit or a much better quality remote should be included.

    PROS: It does as it is supposed to do until the remote quits working

    CONS: Remote is very cheaply made and cannot be bought independently.
    May 28, 2014
    Awesome little Box
    My TV had two HDMI ports and wanted to add another HDMI device out of luck. I shopped for lot of switches that would do the trick but was worried about the audio. i DON'T have HDMI capable receiver and didn't wan to spend another $300, besides my current receiver is THX certified and works great! I was running Optical cables( for audio) from my DISH DVR & PS3 to my Audio receiver. Once I had this lil boxmy problem was all resolved. I just used 1 optical cable from this switch to my A/V receiver and added 3 HDMIpictures were transmitted to my TV for each of the devices and also audio was switched from HDMI to my receiver through the optical.

    I am a very happy camperI later found out that one of my friends also uses Monoprice products and he was happy.

    PROS: Works great both for Picture and Audio switching
    Front HDMI port is very convenient
    March 25, 2013
    Great Purchase
    I also purchased this unit before there were any reviews. There weren't even any pictures or even a very detailed description (I didn't know if it was going to come with a remote, etc.). When I received it I was pleasantly surprised. It came with the remote. I ended up taping it to the back of another remote so that it won't be lost so easily (it is small). I was also surprised by how small the unit itself was.

    The main thing I was worried about was that it would not be able to provide surround sound audio. I had read about other devices that could only provide stereo because that is what the TV said that it could use via HDCP. Thankfully that doesn't seem to be the case with this device. I had no problem getting surround sound to my receiver through the optical port.

    I currently am using three of the ports for: an AT&T U-Verse cable box, an XBOX360, and a DVD player. The only thing I am really disappointed about (why this is a 9 rating, and not a 10) is the port on the front of the device. The output goes to my older Pioneer receiver over optical and my newer Epson HD projector. The colors are much better than they were over component (dark areas on Halo 3 don't seem to be as dark now).

    My purchase from monoprice also included 3, 3 ft, flat style HDMI cables for the 3 sources, and a 30 ft, flat style HDMI cable to run to the projector. I was worried that the 30 ft cable would cause issues, but so far it is working great with the switch.
    October 27, 2009
    I'm using an LCD monitor to hook up my PC, as well as an xbox 360 through HDMI. I recently bought a PS3 and was forced to keep switching the hdmi and toslink cables each time I wanted to switch between the 360 or PS3, so I bought this on a whim as a hopeful solution to this problem and merely skimmed over the reviews prior to purchasing.
    After purchasing, I read more in-depth and saw that a lot of people were having problems with their devices not detecting 5.1 audio since the switch was detecting the audio type that the OUTPUT supported. I was worried because my LCD monitor only supports stereo audio through the HDMI cable.
    Well, I decided I would let the order process and wait to test it out in person, and I'd just return it if it didn't work properly.
    To my surprise, the device actually works perfectly and detected the 5.1 audio right away.
    The xbox 360 worked perfectly. The PS3 had a bit of trouble with the center channel like other people have mentioned, but there are some instructions on one of these reviews that tells you how to fix the problem.
    Overall I'm really happy with this and urge people to at least try it with their setup. If it doesn't work, you can always return!

    PROS: Perfect video quality
    Perfect audio quality

    CONS: Device MUST be the last device to turn on.
    Super bright LEDS
    Input 1 is on front. IMO the front port should be input 4.
    November 29, 2010
    Perfect solution
    This switch is exactly what I needed. I only have one HDMI cable going to my TV which really uncluttered my cable mess. I've hooked up a DirecTV HD Receiver/DVR, Blu Ray player and Xbox 360. They all display crisp clear HD. The audio works great (using the Toslink port to connect to my speaker controller) with no residual sound from going through a switch (no hiss or buzz at all) - I'm really happy with the result.

    My only complaint is that the blue LEDs are really bright but I've compensated by putting them at the bottom of my component rack.

    I have left HDMI port 1 (at the front of the switch) open for connecting to my HD video camera and digital camera. The ports on the switch seat the HDMI cables well and have not slipped at all in the 2 weeks I've had it hooked up. It's probably not a problem for most HDMI ports but it was a bit of a headache with my old component video cables.

    The switch itself is pretty small which allows you a lot of flexibility in placement. The remote is tiny and I'm not sure I can "learn" it's functions on my universal remote but will give it a shot over the next few weeks. For now, I just have to be careful where I leave it. :)

    December 25, 2009
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