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    Monoprice Blackbird 4k - 3x1 HDMI 1.4 Switch, HDCP 1.4, 4K@30hz
    Product # 13704
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    A power supply is not included; lovely. I would like to know which one to buy. .7mm plug? More info would be helpful.
    A shopper on Dec 16, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I had the pleasure of guessing and checking. The power cord that I found works is a type N barrel. Similar to this one. The size smaller might work which would be type M but I do not know and Type N does work. A google search for "Type N 5vdc" will show you want you are looking for.
    what benefit does the power cord add?
    Brad G on Dec 1, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hi and thank you for your inquiry. The optional power input allows the switch to allow for longer runs on the switch. If you will be using runs 50ft or less, then external power is not required. I hope this helps, thank you!
    Can this do 1440p 60?
    Martin D on Mar 25, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, but I have not tried.
    does this have auto-switching? if so, does it cause the screen to blackout when scenes are cut or blacked out?
    Richard L on Jan 6, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It does not have auto-switching. It will go to whatever input you request (even if there isn't a cable plugged into that input) and stay there. You can even unplug and replug the HDMI cables and it will still stay on that input. No funny business.
    Is 2220 the correct power source?
    A shopper on Apr 19, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It does not need a separate power source.
    Can these do 1080p60? seems odd it can handle 4k but not get to 60.
    A shopper on Jan 16, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your question. Yes this unit does in fact support 1080p@60Hz, we sincerely apologize for the confusion.
    I have an early 2000's year CRT likely with HDMI 1.0 or 1.2. Is the Switch backwards compatible with the original version HDMI ports?
    Marquice L on Nov 27, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your inquiry. This item is indeed backward compatible with older versions of HDMI. So please rest assured it will work with your devices. Thanks and I hope this helps!
    one review from a year and a half ago says that redmere cables don't work with this. is this still the case?
    Andrew R on Mar 19, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Mine are working. What seems to be the problem with your equipment. I'm using mine for cable, PS4 and Blu-ray player. No issues so far. I've been using it for 6 months.
    Has anyone noticed artifacts on the screen when using this switch? Would using a power adapter resolve this issue?
    Michael L on Mar 26, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I've never noticed any lingering artifacts. I don't receall whether I am using a power adapter (I think not).
    Is this comparable with Apple TV 4?
    A shopper on May 18, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: No, it is not comparable with Apple TV because it does not generate any signal. If you meant compatible, then the switch is compatible with any device that you can hook directly up to a television with an HDMI cable. All the switch does is increase the number of HDMI ports to your television.
    How do the LED lights work on this HDMI switch if you do not use the optional power cord? If the power cord is not used then how do you know which HDMI port is on when looking at the front of the HDMI switch?
    Greg H on Jun 28, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Standard HDMI has +5v on pin 18. This switch uses that voltage to power itself. As soon as your input cables are connected the switch will power on. I use it to switch between an iMac and a laptop for a projector, with no power supply needed.
    I was having trouble with the remote and thought it was the battery. Purchased a new one and still not working. It came with a 2025 button battery. Is that correct? Any suggestions?
    Martha C on Jul 5, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I have tow of them the first one I dropped and it now has some sparkle on inputs but the remote works perfect on both. Are you feeding it external power? I am. Maybe it's necessary for the remote to operate.
    Can this work in reverse, as a switch (not a splitter), so that I can choose which one display is used with my source?
    Jeff K on Dec 21, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: This is a switch but it’s 1 output and you select 1 of 3 inputs
    does this work in reverse can i have a few tvs connected to one computer?
    Ulysses N on Sep 13, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Cant answer that but it works great for me
    is this product sensitive to magnets? thanks!
    Andrew H on Mar 4, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Sorry I didn't try magnets
    4.5 / 5.0
    57 Reviews
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    A great HDMI Switch
    A great HDMI switch for displays that are a higher resolution than 1080P. Don't expect Redmere cables to work with it though, even with a power adapter it only artifacted on bios screens and did not display anything else otherwise. Spend the extra money on the 5X one as you never know whats going to happen in the future. I ended up putting screws through the case to mount it on the underside of my desk, there are 4 screws that allow you to take off the metal case and mount it (you have to drill your own holes though)

    PROS: Quick

    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
    November 6, 2015
    Excellent little HDMI switch
    We have several HDMI switches used all day every day in conference room in a business environment. We were seeing some random issues with image quality, weak signal and so on with the switches we initially purchased from another vendor (for more $). Picked up a few of these, swapped them in and all the little issues we'd been seeing disappeared. We have Apple TVs, Chromebox for Meetings, MacBooks... you name it running through these all problem free with excellent picture quality. Couldn't be happier or recommend these enough! And at a bargain price to boot! Thanks Monoprice!

    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.
    January 11, 2016
    Best Switch Period
    My TV didn't have enough HDMI inputs and I Have to many devices to connect.. I started searching for a reliable switch with 4k capabilities something as most up to date with technology as I can afford.

    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.
    December 19, 2016
    1 year ago
    Works great, very bright
    I ordered this to eliminat some cables from my wall-hanging TV. I use a Harmony remote and unfortunately this model is not in the database. I tried the 5 port model (which was there) but the 2,3 ports don't use the same frequency, apparently. Any way, I just trained my Harmony with all the IR frequencies from the remote and it works great. It is EXCEEDINGLY bright. Ordered some LightDims to help. By the way I had no trouble using the switch without a power cableHDMI power works fine.

    PROS: -Works accurately and quickly
    -Came with a remote to train my Harmony
    -Does not need additional power

    CONS: -Very bright LEDs
    June 4, 2016
    Works well with Logitech Harmony Hub
    I bought the 113704 switch to allow me to use a Logitech Harmony Hub in order to manage a Raspberry Pi 2 (running Plex) and an Amazon Fire TV connected to an older Vizio TV which has HDMI ports.

    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..
    November 23, 2016
    Awesome little switch that does its job.

    PROS: Easy to setup use
    Works as expected with no fuss

    They are really, really bright!
    December 17, 2015
    Blackbird 4K 3x1 HDMI Switch
    Works Great. Great Price. I been using this over 6 months and no issues at all. LED is a little distracting , but after a while I don't even pay attention to it.
    November 4, 2017
    1 year ago
    Simple and easy to use
    I picked this up to allow me to switch between my PC, XBox One, and PS4 from a single monitor, and so far all is going great. My monitor does not support 4K so I haven't been able to test that aspect out, but everything else has been flawless.

    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.
    June 23, 2017
    1 year ago
    Love it
    Works great with my switch and ps4 xbox one no more cords all over
    February 16, 2018
    7 months ago
    Awesome! Just one issue the LED are way too bright.
    December 12, 2016
    1 year ago