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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.
|Video Formats Supported||
3D video support
|Supported Video Color Formats||Deep Color (36-bit total), x.v.Color|
|Supported Audio Formats||DTS-HD Master Audio/Dolby TrueHD/LPCM7.1/AC3/DTS/DSD|
|Data Transfer Rate||6.75 Gbps (Maximum)|
|Transmission Distance||Up to 49 ft. (15m) using 22 AWG High Speed HDMI Cable|
|Power Consumption||4 watts (Maximum)|
|Operating Temperature Range||+23 ~ +95°F (-5 ~ +35°C)|
|Operating Humidity Range||5 ~ 90% RH (No Condensation)|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||4.5" x 2.4" x 1.0" (115 x 62 x 25 mm)|
|Net Weight||7.3 oz. (208g)|
- 1x 4x1 HDMI switch
- 1x Remote control
- 1x AC power adaptor
- 1x User's manual
- User's Manual (Apr 8, 2011)
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. Dolby TrueHD™ is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
With this switch I connect my TiVo and Blu-ray player to the switch, then run HDMI out to the TV for video and Toslink directly to the soundbar. My first attempt did not work and customer support quickly sent me a replacement which exhibited the same issue. I then ordered 2 24AWG 4 ft cables for inputs to the switch and a 30ft Redmere HDMI and 25 ft. high quality Toslink for outputs. Everything now works great. Using a Harmony One remote to turn off the switch since TiVO continuous output keeps the switch and the soundbar on if you don't turn off the switch by command.
PROS: Provided 5.1 audio directly to my Sonos Playbar bypassing TV's PCM stereo output.
CONS: Fussy about what HDMI cables are being used.
Obviously I went with the switch with hopes it could seamlessly fit into my system. I plugged it in, swapped a few HDMI inputs from my receiver, plugged the Optical out into my receiver and it worked immediately. I decided to put the output from the receiver through this switch as well. Now my DirecTV DVR with 3D channels recognize instantly, 3D BluRay work and the sources plugged into the receiver work too. It was pretty easy to add it into my activities on the Harmony.
Thanks for another as advertised product Monoprice!
PROS: - Works out of the box
- Converts the HDMI audio signal out to Optical toslink
- Works with my Harmony One remote
CONS: - Not really an issue for me, but everything needs to be PCM OR DTS, the dip switches control the audio out. So if you have a PCM device and a DTS device, you'll need downgrade DTS to PCM... but again not an issue for me.
PROS: Connected my older DVD player as well as new BD and Dish receivers.
PROS: Ease of use
Rock solid performance
PROS: It works.
CONS: Very bridght LED lights on the front.
Thanks monoprice! i was searching for a device like this for a long time, it has saved me from having to spend wastefully to enjoy my entertainment center.
Have a Blu-ray player, HTPC, and PS3 all connected to this HDMI switch with room to expand and couldnt be happier.
PROS: 1. instantly works with all devices.
2. turns an intermediate level sound system into a complete entertainment center.
3. easily switches between devices.
4. excellent video quality
CONS: 1. bright led's
2. dip switches on the back of the device to set up different audio signals are kind of hard to flip without any tools... but this is a one time setup so its not that big of an issue.
I added a Sonos sub........and tried everything out manually before I started programming my Harmony One..Everything worked flawlessly.......now for the real challenge....the Harmony Remote....the download for the new software was simple and adding the devices was also easy. The Logitech database recognizes all of my devices....tv, BluRay and AppleTV....I set up the activities and specified the inputs from the 7974 switch for each device......it was a very painless process......programming took about 25-20 minutes.....the appletv was a little tricky becasue you have to add a step to turn off Appletv .....after everything was done.....i syncronized the remote. then the moment of truth.
I tested every activity......tv, bluray and appletv.......the switch works perfectly.....turns power on to each devise and turns off and automativcally swithes to the input of the device you are using at that time for source information. I am a very happy camper now...One remote for everything.......just hope it continues.
Oh yes........did I mention how great the Monoprice tech support is? They asnwered every question I had on numerous calls and were polite, courteous and very knowlegable.....thanks Monoprice.....
PROS: low ilumination of light, better than 5557
easy set up
switches fast using Harmony One Remote, Panasonic TC-P50ST60, ComCast, Panasonic BluRay and AppleTV
compact unit that look good
IR pass through for (Harmony) One remote control
CONS: Needs longer power supply cable
PROS: Easy to set up.
No issues with images.
CONS: Goofy remote.
PROS: Reliable HDMI switching
Splits off digital audio stream, essential for separate audio equipment
Allows static control of digital audio format (forcing Dolby Digital, for example)
Powers up in "on" state
Very reasonable price
CONS: None that I can think of.