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2X1 Mini HDMI® Switch w/ Optional Power Input
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2X1 Mini HDMI® Switch w/ Optional Power Input

When all you need is a simple switch to choose between two input source devices, you will be hard pressed to find a better solution than the Monoprice 2x1 Mini HDMI® Switch!

Note that this switch has regular HDMI Connectors. The "mini" in the title and description refer to the size of the switch, not the type of connectors it uses.

This small switch automatically switches between two input devices, depending upon which one is turned on. It is powered by the HDMI source, so no external power supply is required (though one can optionally be used if one of the devices has a weak signal output strength).

The switch handles High Speed (1080p) signals with High Definition audio and 12-bit per channel Color Depth. A manual switching option is available via a button on the top of the unit, in case you don't want to turn off the unused source or your source continues to power the HDMI cable when in standby mode.

Note: Monoprice strongly recommends the use of minimum 24 AWG HDMI cables when connecting a device, such as this switch, between the source and destination devices to ensure minimal signal loss and maximum High Speed signal reliability.

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.

Maximum Video Resolution 1920x1080 (1080p)
Vertical Frequency Range 50/60Hz
Video Amplifier Bandwidth 250 MHz / 2.5 Gbps per channel
Supported Video Resolutions 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Color Depth 12-bits per channel (36-bit total)
Supported Audio Formats LPCM, Digital DTS, Dolby Digital, DTS-HD Master Audio™, and Dolby TrueHD™
Input Power Requirement none required (5V DC optional)
Power Consumption 5 Watts
Operating Temperature 0°C to +70°C
Operating Humidity 10% to 85% RH (no condensation)
Storage Temperature -10°C to +80°C
Storage Humidity 5% to 90% RH (no condensation)
Dimensions 3 13/32" wide by 1 3/4" deep by 5/8" tall
Weight 42 gm

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.

105 Reviews

89.33% of the reviewers recommend this product


Works great

  • John M,
  •  Marshall, WI 
  • 11/19/2015 8:53:25 AM

Pros: Auto switches, button for manual switching, no power needed.

Cons: None yet

Works great, I have it connected to a Charter cable box and a ps3. When I turn the PS3 on it automatically switches, I turn the PS3 off and it switches back. I have two of these the first one I bought about 2 years ago and it's still working great.

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Perfect transaction

  • Anonymous,
  •  Long Beach, CA 
  • 8/8/2015 1:57:54 PM

Pros: The precise piece of equipment my grandson wanted in order to make his XBox 360 and XBox 1 do something I know nothing about! Reasonable price, swift delivery, hassle-free. Monoprice is a Luddite's best friend.

Cons: None

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Great Product

  • Bruce,
  •  Carlsbad, CA 
  • 8/5/2015 5:57:28 PM

Pros: This item was exactly what I was looking for, a simple way to share one monitor between two computer towers. Set up was completely straightforward. Small foot print, power cable not needed for my application, push button operation.

Cons: NONE for my use

Great product and good price. This worked flawlessly for my basic need.

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Does not work with MHL Roku Stick as sold

  • CJS,
  •  Santa Barbara, CA 
  • 7/23/2015 4:15:07 PM

Pros: Nice physical switch
Works with PC+3M pocket projector

Cons: Does not work with unpowered Roku Stick
Product info does not make it clear there is no included power source
Product info does not make recommendations for compatible power sources
Online manual is hard-to-read light gray on white (physical manual is B/W)
No remote, which I expect will be inconvenient for unpowered inputs when used with a 5v source

I bought this to plug into the back of my 3M Roku Projector to switch between PC and Roku inputs through the standard HDMI port in the projector.

A PC input works but an MHL Roku does not. Even when a secondary HDMI input is powering the switch so the switch lights turn on and the switch button works.

A/V equipment and the power specs of HDMI are not my technical strengths. I'm unhappy that the requirement for a power source for this type of setup was not mentioned in the product copy or the manual (the manual merely says power may be needed for 5m+ HDMI cables and "no power needed for standard product"). I'm more unhappy that the product copy does not make it clear that a power cable is not included. You have to dig into the reviews to find this out, which I suspect many people skip when a product is 4.5/5 stars.

I am also not familiar with DC plug standards (I assume they must be standardized but don't want to make another mistake with this product), so at the very least it would be nice if they could sell a 5v power source for a few extra bucks, or at least point me to specific ones that are compatible.

5/10 for now, but will update if they improve their copy. It seems like a nice little switch otherwise and I'm disappointed my setup isn't compatible as is.

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  • Anonymous,
  •  Milton, ON 
  • 7/7/2015 9:32:34 AM

Pros: Fantastic. Been using for a few months without issue. Switches flawlessly from my PS3 to PS4 to my Plasma TV. Rarely have to use the manual button it auto detects which device I'm using. Using shorter HDMI cables with no signal issues.

Cons: Very minor but red LED light is fairly bright.

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