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Blackbird 4K 3x1 HDMI Switch
In a technology driven world high definition content has become the standard. If you love watching movies and playing the latest and greatest games in HD, you need to be able to connect your HD devices to your display. Normally you would connect each device to an HDMI® input on your display, but what if you only have one input? With these switches, you can easily change between multiple sources using the included remote or directly on the switch itself, instead of constantly swapping out cables.
These switches not only push up to 4K HDCP protected video content to your display or TV, they also push compressed audio content, such as Dolby TrueHD™ or DTS-HD Master Audio™, and uncompressed audio content, such as LPCM. Whether your need is at home, at school, or at work, these switches are the perfect portable solution to view HD content from multiple sources on one display without complicated configurations or swapping cables.
- Manual or remote selection (IR sensor and remote control included)
- Small and portable - the switches are small enough to travel with and light enough to be mounted in permanent locations
- Supports HDMI Version 1.4 and HDCP Version 1.4
- Supports compressed audio such as DTS® and Dolby®
- Supports uncompressed audio such as LPCM
- Deep Color 36-bit support
- Supports signal re-timing
- 10.2Gbps maximum data rate
- Power Source: 5 VDC, 1A (power adapter not included)
HDMI Resolutions Supported:
Size and Weight:
- Product Weight: 6.8 oz. (172g)
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 4.4" x 2.1" x 0.8" (112 x 53 x 20 mm)
- 1x 4K 3x1 HDMI Switch (3D)
- 1x IR Remote Control
- 1x English User Manual
- Operation Temperature: +5 ~ +131°F (-15 ~ +55°C)
- Storage Temperature: -4 ~ +158°F (-20 ~ +70°C)
- Humidity (noncondensing): 0 ~ 90%
Note: For optimal distance and performance, please use High Speed HDMI Cables and a 5V/1A power supply, sold separately.
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.
Questions and Answers
PROS: Fast switching between sources, excellent picture quality compered to other brands, solid signal even over very long HDMI cables where other switches have failed
CONS: None yet after a few weeks of HEAVY use.
Doesn't require power cable
CONS: Disconnects displays that are not active
Redmere (Gen1) cables do not work on it
No mounting options
Does not come with a power adapter
This switch is the best you can get for the low price. It doesn't need power although you can connect a 5V dc input, because it can draw power from the HDMI itself. It also comes with a remote control. ARC and Dolby Audio pass-through work.
It has been 2 weeks using it and it works flawlessly.
11 months ago
PROS: -Works accurately and quickly
-Came with a remote to train my Harmony
-Does not need additional power
CONS: -Very bright LEDs
Since the TV in question is in the children's playroom and I don't have a surround sound system connected to it I decided to spend $150 on a cheap AV Receiver in order to control the HDMI input switching between the Amazon FIre TV and the Raspberry Pi 2.
This switch, like most at this price range, is auto-sensing which can prove problematic when using the Harmony Hub, however after spending the time to set it up correctly I have encountered no issues with using the Harmony to control the switching of the HDMI inputs.
I have the Raspberry Pi (which is always on) connected to input 1, and the Amazon Fire TV connected to input 2. Input 3 remains vacant for now but may later be used with an XBox 360.
I did find that the Logitech Harmony Hub did not have this switch (113704) in its database, however it did have the 5 port version. Unfortunately you can't use the 5 port version commands since the wrong hdmi input gets selected.
I therefore spent 30 minutes programming the Harmony Hub to recognize the IR commands using the original Blackbird switch remote. After having programmed the Harmony Hub the switch has performed perfectly.
I am giving 4 stars - rather than 5 stars - for 2 reasons:
1) The LEDs are VERY bright - this can be fixed with some tape or a marker pen.
2) I wish the switch makers would include a way to toggle on/off the auto-sensing - albeit I have not had an issue with my current set up..
PROS: Easy to setup use
Works as expected with no fuss
CONS: BRIGHT LEDS!
They are really, really bright!
7 months ago
Does not auto-switch when one of the other devices turns on, which is great. :)
The device allows for a power plug, but doesn't come with it, and isn't necessary as best I can tell. Not sure what the point is, and the manual doesn't help clarify, either. Weird.
6 months ago
11 months ago
5 months ago