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8X1 Enhanced Powered HDMI® Switcher w/ Remote
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8X1 Enhanced Powered HDMI® Switcher w/ Remote

It seems like everything uses HDMI® these days, from home theater equipment to your Android phone. With so many HDMI devices in use, most televisions quickly run out of available HDMI input ports. You don't want the hassle of plugging and unplugging cables whenever you want to watch or play something different and you don't want the expense of new TV. Just get this 8x1 Enhanced Powered HDMI Switch from Monoprice!

This switch has eight input and one output HDMI ports on the back, each of which is gold plated to ensure smooth, corrosion-free connections. The switch is powered by an included 9 VDC adapter, which is designed for international use with four different plug modules for the US, UK, Australasia, and the EU. The included remote control allows you to cycle through the eight inputs or access them directly using the numbered buttons. Additionally, the switch can be controlled with a computer via the RS232 serial port on the back panel.


  • HDCP compliant
  • Supports HDMI resolutions up to 1080p@60Hz
  • Dimensions: 13.5" x 5.1" x 1.8"

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.

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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.

* HDTV resolution up to 1080p, PC resolution up to 1600x1200 60hz.
* Support RS-232 Control.
* Remote controller for operation.
* Hot pluggable.
* Auto skips over the power-off and unplugged cable.
* Dimensions 342x104x45mm
* Weight 1170g

*Monoprice continually strives to improve its product line to bring our customers the best products available. Therefore, changes may be made to listed specifications without prior notice. Item received may not match photo or specs shown.

38 Reviews

79.47% of the reviewers recommend this product


Works Good and Easy to Use

  • AmberVAS,
  •  Moulton, AL 
  • 6/16/2015 8:05:40 AM

Pros: Easy to use with large buttons that give a status as to HDMI items that are active and a red light indicating the one selected going out. The status lights are extremely useful in telling what items are turned on and active, as well as the one you have selected to send out. Quality of the unit appears to be better than expected. Good value for the price. Includes rack mount which was very nice and was handy. It also has rubber feet on the bottom of the unit for table mounting.

Cons: The holes in the rack mount ears are not machined correctly, and take some effort to get them to tighten up. The holes are not lined up and so it is hard to keep a screw straight when tightening the rack ears up to the rack. That was very aggravating and it made you want to drill the holes out bigger in order for it to fit correctly. Still, for the price and to include rack mount ears as an option, is very good.

Overall, this is a great unit for the price. Commercial units cost much more than this one. Well thought out in that you can see with status lights, the HDMI sources that you have turned on and are active. A bright red light indicates which position is selected. Provided this unit holds up over time, it appears to be an awesome package for the price.

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Mostly works

  • deej,
  •  Orem, UT 
  • 4/5/2015 8:16:12 PM

Pros: Works with nearly every device I've connected to it.

Cons: It won't let you select an input that isn't currently active.

The auto switching "feature" is infuriating, as it will switch away from a source you're watching if the connected device is rebooted or powered off, even for a fraction of a second. I'd rather it only switch sources when I tell it to.

Fortunately, I've only had one device that this switch didn't like... the other dozen or so I've connected have worked fine, even when connected over a long cable. The one device it didn't like was a laptop, so it wasn't the end of the world it might have even been a software issue.

What I really don't like, though, is that the switch won't let you select an input when the connected source isn't active. When I press Input 5 on the remote, I expect it to select Input 5, no matter whether the signal on that input is alive yet or not. This makes using the switch with a Logitech Harmony remote control difficult often a device hasn't been fully powered on when the Harmony sends the command to select an input, so the switch just ignores it. It would be nice if there was a way to disable this "feature."

Also, the auto input select feature infuriates me as well. I don't want it switching over to my Roku because my Xbox is installing an update and its HDMI output shuts off for a fraction of a second in the middle of rebooting. It's another feature I wish I could turn off. My remote is smart enough to manage switching inputs I don't need a switch that tries to be handle this on its own, messing things up in the process.

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many improvements versus 3-port switch

  • Nathaniel,
  •  NY, NY 
  • 3/30/2015 7:45:50 AM

Pros: We just upgraded from the 3-port version (maybe a year old) & much prefer this 8-port version for the extra ports but also a few other important differences—This 8-port has push buttons on the front so you can operate the input selection *without* the small, easy-to-lose remote. Hooray. (You still need the small, easy-to-lose remote to power the unit on & off. Boo.)

Cons: We still want to see the LED brightness toned down. We plan to poke hole in electrical tape & then tape over the LEDs.Couldn't there be some theater mode where the displays lights go to very dim setting, or even off?

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  • ktg1,
  •  Phoenixville, PA 
  • 2/16/2015 1:55:57 PM

Pros: Lots of inputs.

Cons: Bright blinking LEDs that can't be turned off. They also can't be covered easily.
Not compatible with all HDMI input devices (nothing is).

This is working out pretty well as an accessory to my HT receiver. I don't particularly need any of the latest HDMI additions like 3D, CEC, ARC, etc. I've had to play around to see which input devices are compatible, but that's more a result of the pathetic HDMI specifications than a problem with the switch. So far, I've expanded the 4 HDMI inputs on my receiver to handle 8 devices with more room for expansion.

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Do what it says

  • Sauleil,
  •  Montréal, QC 
  • 1/27/2015 6:28:06 PM

Pros: * Can connect 8 devices!
* plug and play

Cons: * blinking red light.
* It turns off when turning off the TV.

My experience so far:
* My chomecast is working properly, even is when switching to it it's shaky.
* My 2 PCs are working properly
* My PS3 and Xbox is working properly
* My TV cable input is working properly

To fix the blinking red I've put some electric tape.
The only thing I don't understand is why when the image is not displayed on TV (when I turn off the TV) the switch just closes itself. I can't listen to music with the TV Off? Come on. That's a poor design.

by Sauleil
Actually, the sound only does work, but I found out that when the signal change, the switch kind of "reboot" which is annoying too but less annoying that not able to have only sound.
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