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4x1 HDMI® Switch with Digital Coaxial and Digital Optical Audio Outputs
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4x1 HDMI® Switch with Digital Coaxial and Digital Optical Audio Outputs

If you're looking to expand the input capabilities of your TV of an A/V receiver that doesn't support HDMI®, then Monoprice's 4x1 HDMI Switch w/ TOSlink Digital Coaxial Audio Output (Audio Return Channel, 3D, and CEC Support) may be the perfect solution for you.

This 4-way HDMI switch also features Optical TOSlink and Digital Coax output ports to keep your A/V receiver in the loop with new HDMI High Definition systems. This switch is 3D capable and and includes support for the Audio Return Channel and Consumer Electronics Control features. It has 4x HDMI inputs and features a built-in audio converter, which will convert the HDMI audio from any of the four HDMI inputs and distribute it simultaneously to the audio output in HDMI, Optical/TOSlink, and Digital Coax outputs. That way you can integrate any type of sound system, even if it doesn't directly support HDMI audio.


  • Supports digital audio output simultaneously - HDMI TOSlink, and Digital Coax
  • Supports highest resolutions up to 1080p
  • Supports 225 MHz/2.25 Gbps per channel (6.75 Gbps all channel) bandwidth
  • Supports 12-bit per channel (36-bit all channel) Deep Color
  • Supports x.v.Color™
  • Supports HDCP
  • Supports Audio Return Channel (ARC)
  • Supports compressed audio, such as DTS® Digital, Dolby® Digital, DTS-HD Master Audio™ and Dolby TrueHD™
  • Supports all HDMI 3D video modes
  • Supports the Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature

NOTE: 24AWG or thicker (lower AWG number) cables are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for best performance. Some devices will require thicker gauge, category 2 cables to work with this switch. For runs up to 15ft, use 24AWG. For runs of 20ft or more, use 22AWG (which is thicker than 24AWG.) Also, some source devices will not work with HDMI cables shorter than 4ft. If you require short HDMI cables, we recommend using at least 4ft 24AWG cables with this switch.

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.

x.v.Color is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

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.

Video Formats SupportedDTV/HDTV
3D video support
Supported Video Color FormatsDeep Color (36-bit total), s.v.Color
Supported Audio FormatsDTS-HD Master Audio/Dolby TrueHD/LPCM7.1/AC3/DTS/DSD
Data Transfer Rate6.75 Gbps (Maximum)
Transmission DistanceUp to 49 ft. (15m) using 22 AWG High Speed HDMI Cable
Power Consumption4 watts (Maximum)
Operating Temperature Range+23 ~ +95°F (-5 ~ +35°C)
Operating Humidity Range5 ~ 90% RH (No Condensation)
Dimensions (LxWxH)4.5" x 2.4" x 1.0" (115 x 62 x 25 mm)
Net Weight7.3 oz. (208g)

Package Contents:

  • 1x 4x1 HDMI switch
  • 1x Remote control
  • 1x AC power adaptor
  • 1x User's manual

78 Reviews

82.18% of the reviewers recommend this product


Just what I needed

  • Quebarbara,
  •  Santa Barbara, CA 
  • 11/14/2015 8:31:49 AM

Pros: My Amazon Fire didn't have optical out - now it does!

I had a radio shack switcher but it didn't have optical out, this product does exactly what I need and it arrived shockingly fast.

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Love this unit... But!

  • Kaz,
  •  Edmonton, AB 
  • 6/17/2015 8:41:21 PM

Pros: Works exactly as advertised
Has 1 centralized TOSlink out which is HUGELY helpful
detects when new device has turned on and auto switches
small / compact

Cons: cheesey remote that uses expensive watch batteries.

I spent some time looking for an HDMI box that I could run all my different items to and then to my tv. My TV only has 2 inputs and I have 4 devices, this was an issue. On top of this, 3 of the units are gaming machines, I wanted to send the sound out to my surround sound system via a optical cable (toslink), BUT was worried about having so many toslink in, but found it didn't have 1 for each, it actually split it off the HDMI, it works PERFECTLY..

So, I have now had the unit for a year and a half... Still loving it Mostly! My biggest complaint is the small remote has failed. I thought it was the battery but nope... I dont know if the remote is under warranty or not, but dang I wish it worked..

I give the unit a 4 out of 5.. It would be a full 5 if it wasnt for the cheap remote..

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Pretty terrible

  • Anonymous,
  •  San Francisco, CA 
  • 5/13/2015 11:11:25 AM

Cons: - Huge cables required
- Doesn't work with PS3
- PC gets confused when the switch turns on or switches input
- Sometimes stops working entirely

I've had this for a while now (at least a year). It doesn't work with my PS3 (fat model), when I tried using it with the PS3 I started getting fairly scary "sparks" across the screen coupled with noise that made me concerned the thing might catch fire if I left it connected. It does work with my Apple TV and PC (though the PC goes nuts every time it turns on or switches inputs, looks like the PC gets connect/disconnect signals several times when that happens). I've had to run the PS3 directly to the speakers and TV.

The cables you have to use for this thing are monstrous (I got 5ft 24 AWG from monoprice), which makes it very difficult to move them at all. Occasionally I'll find myself having the disconnect the switch and reconnect it to get it to work again. I'm now looking at getting something else, either a different switch or new sound system so that I don't have to use this thing anymore.

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Does its job

  • rck,
  •  Philadelphia, PA 
  • 5/7/2015 6:43:16 AM

Pros: Small, simple, effective

Cons: Combined power/input select button can cause inconsistent response to remote commands to the power/select button. So when I turn the unit on, via remote, sometimes it isn't on the desired input. (Using a logitech harmony remote.) Seems expensive for what it does.

The unit is expensive for what it does, but it does its two jobs well. I use it to as a switch between 3 hdmi devices (Apple TV, Xfinity box, DVD player) and to strip off the audio (to optical) so I can send the sound to my Sonos play bar. The unit replaces my AV receiver, so maybe I shouldn't complain about the price.

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can't disable CEC?

  • Anonymous,
  •  Sunny Isles Beach, FL 
  • 4/27/2015 5:21:43 PM

Pros: if this worked right it would be a must-have device

Cons: can't turn off CEC functionality, required when using Logitech Harmony universal remotes to avoid conflicts and so the remote knows when a device is on or off

Bought 2 units so I could use older HDMI TVs with older soundbars. One TV thinks the switcher is an audio device and automatically disables any input it's connected to. The TV also tries to power off and on the switcher automatically, which leaves Logitech Harmony universal remotes in a confused state. If I could turn off the switch's CEC functionality I might be able to get the switch working.

by Monoprice Administrator

Thank you for your review and truly sorry to hear about the issues experienced with PID 7974. You are correct in that there is not an option to turn off CEC on the switch. If CEC is not needed in the setup, I recommend turning it off on the display instead. Please note that CEC may be listed under a different name depending on the TV. Such as, for Phillips it can be EasyLink, Sony would be Bravia Theatre Sync, Samsung is Anynet+, etc. If unable to locate it, I recommend checking the manual for the TV to verify. The switch's manual also lists examples on page 3, Note 5:

If unsatisfied with the switch, I can see if we are able to setup a return. We offer a 30 day return policy with no restocking fee. If you would like me to check on the return, please provide the order number and I can look into that right away. My apologies for the trouble and I hope this helps!

Gabby Villa
Tech Support Associate

by Anonymous
Bought this on Amazon. I have a Mitsubishi Diamond rear projector which shows nothing in the menus about turning off CEC.

by Monoprice Administrator

I see - thank you for your reply! Unfortunately I would be unable to setup the return due to Amazon's third-party selling rules. If you wanted to proceed with a return, it would have to be done through your Amazon account.

Regarding the TV, it may not be listed as CEC specifically as different brands tend to provide their own names for CEC. Mitsubishi usually labels theirs as NetCommand. If you would like, I can try checking online for the manual to see if I can verify where the CEC settings may be. However, I would need the full model number of the TV in order to proceed.

Gabby Villa
Tech Support Associate
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