4x1 HDMI® Switch with Digital Coaxial and Digital Optical Audio Outputs
    Product # 7974
    4x1 HDMI® Switch with Digital Coaxial and Digital Optical Audio Outputs
    Product # 7974
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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 DTV/HDTV
    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)

    Package Contents:

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

    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. Dolby TrueHD™ is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories.

    4.2 / 5.0
    83 Reviews
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    1 Star
    Works well with my Sonos Playbar
    This unit solves my issue by providing DD 5.1 via TOSlink to the Sonos playbar greatly improving surround sound quality compared to the stereo output from my TV. Like many TVs my Panasonic st60 converts audio provided by HDMI in to PCM stereo optical output greatly limiting the potential of devices connected to it via an optical connection.

    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.
    November 14, 2013
    Great out of the box
    I got a new 3D projector (Panasonic AE7000) not thinking about my good old Marantz SR7001 receiver having neither HDMI pass through nor 3D. It was either buy a new $1000+ receiver or add a switch into my already complicated home theater.

    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.
    December 27, 2011
    works well
    Works as advised. the ARC acts a bit funny - probably just my ignorance.

    PROS: Connected my older DVD player as well as new BD and Dish receivers.
    January 22, 2012
    Great hdmi switch
    Does what it's supposed to as expected. Solid no issues, ease to set and us

    PROS: Ease of use
    Great remote
    Rock solid performance

    CONS: None
    June 30, 2012
    I was able to use this switch in place of my receiver, saving a ton of space and reducing clutter. 3 HDMI cables from current components in, 1 HDMI cable out to the TV and using the optical (TOSlink) output to send audio to my ZVOX sound base. The Monoprice switch was even in Harmony's remote database, making setup even easier. Great product!
    October 20, 2014
    HDMI Switcher and Panny SoundBar
    Well, this worked for me to get the proper audio out of my Panny 520 SoundBar. I connected my Panny 310 BD Player, ATV2 and FiOS HD-DVR all into this unit. I then sent the output from the switch to the SoundBar. I then ran an HDMI between the SoundBar and the TV (HDMI 1 ARC). Now, instead of 2.1 out of the SoundBar, I am getting 5.1, as advertised. ARC also works as well. I did use the recommended 24 AWG cables to connect everything. They are pretty stiff and I needed to use 90 degree adapters to plug in the SoundBar. Thanks again Monoprice for the right stuff at a fair price.

    PROS: It works.

    CONS: Very bridght LED lights on the front.
    February 9, 2012
    100% satisfied and happy
    This device saved me from having to spend an extraordinary amount of money on an entertainment system. I purchased an sound system that did not do passthrough hdmi, and only had 1 toslink port. You could definitely hear the difference in audio when using anything but toslink, there was a very distinct hissing noise. The device was extremely easy to set up and very easy to use as well. The video and audio quality is amazing with no loss at all when going through this device.

    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.
    November 15, 2011
    Nice capability
    I have a panasonic tv, Comcast cable, Panasonic BluRay and AppleTV. I was horrified to see and learn that the TV did not pass DD 5.1 through the Toslink Optical cable to my Sonos Playbar. After alot of research and conversations with both Sonon tech support and Monoprice, I decided on the 5557. But those lights were awful and the unit I got was intermittent, so I returned and got the 7974. Set up was a snap...less than 10 minutes. I set up the dip switcht to pisition 1 up, 2 up and 3 down first before adding power. The HDMI inputs for all 3 device sources were clean and easy. Then I connected the optical cable to the play bar......wham....great sound.....as all of you know, the speakers in today's flat panels are useless if you want to have great sound playing DVDs or TV Movies.

    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
    February 3, 2014
    Works great
    Bought this to add some more HDMI ports for my TV. Works great with my Harmony 650 (which is good becuase the remote it comes with is kind of crappy). Had one hiccup but it was because of a bad cable.

    PROS: Easy to set up.

    No issues with images.

    CONS: Goofy remote.
    March 24, 2015
    Works like it's supposed to
    I like this little unit. It does exactly what it's advertised to do. I have two of them, and have had no problems with either. The reason control of digital format is important is that the HDMI source negotiates with the HDMI destination on what audio format to use. If the destination is a video-only unit, or one with only rudimentary audio, who knows what it will tell the source to provide? This negotiation can be disabled via DIP switches in the 7974, so that the source can be forced to supply Dolby Digital if that's what the audio equipment wants. Very helpful!

    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.
    February 28, 2014
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    Does this device handle splitting the audio out from a Chromecast with Netflix? I'm wary of HDCP issues and would like to know for sure that it will work.
    A C on Nov 29, 2016
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