2X1 Mini HDMI® Switch w/ Optional Power Input
    Product # 8150
    2X1 Mini HDMI® Switch w/ Optional Power Input
    Product # 8150
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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.

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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.

    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.

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    What happens if both devices are powered on and providing signal?
    New User U on Feb 14, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: My experience: I have a Roku stick and a Chromecast. CC has HDMI-CEC, so the switch always defauklts to the CC, no matter which way I plug in the pair. If one of your devices has CEC and the other does not, the switch likely will default to the CEC capable device. I just keep the switch accessible so pushing the button to switch is simple and easy. Works fine.
    Will this switch work with the Ultra Slim (36AWG) 6-inch wires?
    James D on Jan 13, 2017
    4.6 / 5.0
    125 Reviews
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    8 seconds to switch
    We were going to use this switch to switch inputs between our computer output and our video output but decided going against it because it takes ~8 seconds to switch inputs, so there's ~8 seconds of just staring at a black screen between each inputs.

    PROS: Cheap and "works"

    CONS: It takes "~8" seconds to switch between HDMI inputs, it should be faster.
    May 5, 2012
    HDMI Switch works great
    This item works great, we have many customers that have small televisions that are limited to one input. The 2X1 HDMI splitter allows us to put 2 devices on the same small TV with a hassle free input. The fact that it automatically switches between the two devices when one is powered down and the other is powered up, makes this easier to use for our more technically challenged clientele. Note: Some low voltage HDMI devices may not trigger the HDMI splitter, for these devices you should get the powered version of the 2x1 HDMI splitter.

    PROS: Device works as intended, small, easy to conceal, low cost.

    CONS: You may run into low power, or no power HDMI ports, this would require the device to be powered and manually switch between the two inputs. If your devices don't put out enough power it might be wise to get the powered version of the 2x1 HDMI Splitter. Other than that the unit works flawlessly.
    March 1, 2016
    Works Great. Needed to add AC power though
    Was using this without issue for years. Was having some issues with my Directv DVR and was upgraded to the latest model, HR 44-700. I had previously had the 34 I believe. There weren't any issues with the HR34 but the HR44 doesn't seem to have enough power on the HDMI output to drive the switch. It would only work when the second device, a Blu-Ray player was turned on as well. Once I added a power supply (5V 300mA) to the switch everything started to work exactly the way it is supposed to.

    PROS: Works great and no longer need to switch between source inputs and no longer have to explain to the significant other how to watch a movie

    CONS: Little to no details on what the specifications are for the "optional" power input. Uses 3.4mm OD, 1.3mm ID plug.
    July 17, 2016
    Little box that saves hassles.
    I purchased this HDMI switch to be able to connect both my PC and my WiiU on the same monitor (Asus VW246H 1080p). It worked out of the box perfectly. The other reason why I purchased this model especially is because there was optional power input. The only problems, so far, since I received it, is that my monitor might not catch the signal correctly if a new signal is detected by the switch. However, as a workaround, I found out that powering off and back on the monitor usually solve the signal problem. Note that this might not happen if the switch has the optional 5V power source connected. Since I don't have this 5V power output, I can't test that out.

    Beside that, the LED that indicate which source the swicth is using is WAY too bright.

    To conclude, it IS a very good product and I recommand it if your sources are close to each other. Otherwise, you will need the not-included Power Output.

    PROS: - Small.
    - Price.
    - Auto-detect new source and switches immediately
    - Works with PC Monitors w/HDMI
    - Don't need extra power

    CONS: - Might need power if there is signal problems, 5V power output not included.
    - VERY bright source LED
    December 18, 2012
    Works as advertized
    Product works as advertized. Monoprice warns that 24AWG cable is required on both the input and output sides, but I am using a 15-foot 28AWG cable on the output and a 6-foot 28AWG cable on the input with no issues. The 24AWG cable was just too thick and unbendable for my application. The first time I hooked it up, I got degraded quality video output (720p) and no sound. I'm not entirely certain whether this had anything to do with the 28AWG cable I was using, but I corrected the problem but unplugging and replugging the HDMI cables at all connections. It seems that I may have had a loose connection somewhere because it has been working fine now ever since.

    PROS: Automatically switches between HDMI inputs

    CONS: No information given on amperage required for 5V adapter
    January 26, 2013
    No Complaints
    Switching between my AppleTV and Playstation 4 has been seamless. Only one time have I had to manually use the button to switch inputs-perhaps because the AppleTV did not shut off completely by the time I needed the other input. The switch worked as advertised and I would recommend this.

    PROS: Surprisingly small and very sleek.

    CONS: It is so light and small that the cables easily lift it into the air (not really a con). I used velcro to stick it to the back of a shelf on my entertainment center.
    January 9, 2015
    Great Switch
    Would recommend this switch, will buy another if needed for more devices due to lack of available HDMI inputs.

    PROS: I have to admit this switch is very good. Due to lack of HDMI inputs on my TV, I used this switch with my Xbox and blueray player. I simply power on either device I want to use. Never had any issues with the switch not powering on the device I turn on. Best part is, its self powered, no AC plug needed.

    CONS: I have not come across any yet.
    March 3, 2014
    Worked great easy setup
    My son got a new PS3 for his birthday, but he now has 3 video sources and only 2 HDMI ports on his TV. This little gadget makes it possible to switch between Xbox and PS3 simply by turning one off and the other on. While the gaming consoles share one HDMI port, the other port hosts the cable box. There is a manual switch on the unit in case he needs to leave both consoles on for some reason. I got this and a couple of HDMI cables delivered to my doorstep for less than $30! Great product at a great price! Thanks, Monoprice!

    PROS: Simple to hook up, works like a charm, automatically switches when new source is powered up.

    CONS: None
    February 1, 2012
    Perfect transaction
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    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
    August 8, 2015
    Highly Recommended
    I bought two of the 2x1 HDMI mini switches and they couldn't work more perfectly. Small, lightweight, didn't require power. Switching between my PS4 and gaming PC happens automatically, requiring no intervention on my part. Signal quality is great with no discernible degradation in output.

    PROS: Small, lightweight, didn't require power. Inexpensive. Works exactly as designed.

    CONS: None so far.
    January 18, 2016

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