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    Blackbird 4K Pro 5x1 HDMI Switch with HDCP 2.2 Support
    Product # 15263
    $49.99
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    Blackbird 4K Pro 5x1 HDMI Switch with HDCP 2.2 Support

    The Monoprice Blackbird 4K Pro 5x1 HDMI® Switch with HDCP 2.2 Support distributes five HDMI sources to a single HDMI display. It can handle video up to a 4K at 60 frames per second and delivers up to 10.2 Gbps bandwidth, assuring a great 4K picture.

    Its support for the latest in High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection and HDMI specification guarantees system compatibility and stability. The included infrared remote control allows for easy remote switching and control. Backed by Monoprice's one year warranty and support, the Monoprice Blackbird 4K Pro 5x1 HDMI Switch is the go-to solution for your current and future 4K switching needs.

    Features:

    • Compliant with the latest HDMI and HDCP specifications
    • Supports video formats up to 4K@30Hz with 24-bit RGB/YCbCr 4:4:4/YCbCr 4:2:2, and up to 4K@60Hz with 12-bit YCBCr 4:2:0
    • Supports 3D frame sequential video formats up to 1080p@60
    • Supports high resolution VESA mode video formats up to QSXGA@60Hz
    • Supports 7.1-channel LPCM, Dolby TrueHD™, and DTS-HD Master Audio™
    • Supports smart auto switching from inactive inputs
    • Includes an infrared remote control for easy remote switching and control


    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.

    Dolby® and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Dolby TrueHD™ is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories.

    DTS® is a registered trademark and the DTS logos, Symbol, DTS-HD™ and DTS-HD Master Audio™ are trademarks of DTS, Inc.




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    Can automatic input switching be entirely turned off? (Is it possible with the USB connection?)
    Mark O on Nov 28, 2016
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    Can automatic input switching be entirely turned off?
    New User U on Dec 11, 2016
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    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your inquiry. At the moment automatic switching cannot be turned off. I am truly sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding in the matter.
    Will this switch HDMI port automatically without CEC? Use case: I have a FiOS Cable box that sends a HDMI signal constantly. When I turn my XBOX on, will it switch to the XBOX even thought the cable box is sending a single at the same time?
    Justin E on Nov 28, 2016
    Does this support HDR?
    A shopper on Nov 21, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Kinda. It worked on my NVidia Shield, however there would be constant dropouts and the picture seemed to be washed out. Kind of like it was handshaking that it supported HDR, but then didn't actually pass the info on to the television.. It did not work at all (pass ANY video) from my UHD Blu-Ray Player. The PS4 Pro also was having issues. This seems to be a consistant issue with different switches I have tried. I would send this back, but I think I am going to keep it for my home theater setup (my projector is still 1080p).
    I already have the older Blackbird 4K Pro (15263). Does the 21614 have a separate IR remote than that? That is, can I use both with a Harmony together and not have them interfere with each other?
    Ryan F on Jul 20, 2017
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    Are the IR codes for this available somewhere?
    A shopper on Mar 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hi Shopper, the IR codes are not available for this device. We recommend using a learning remote if you plan on using a secondary control remote.
    Anyone having issues with PS4 Pro and this switch? Only getting a black screen when connected to the switch, but works when directly connected to TV.
    A shopper on Mar 22, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The PS4 Pro and my UHD Blu-Ray player both send out a black screen when connected to this switch. The NVidia Shield sends out a pictuer, but it seems to be washed out and drops out a lot. The switch, like many other brands I have tried, seems to have issue with HDCP 2.2 with HDR at 4k60Hz. The issue seems to be that the switch is advertised as 18gbps switch, but in reality its a 10.2gbps, meaning it is incapable of handling 4k60 HDR. Its false advertising.
    I bought this product about a year ago. I just bought a Xbox one X and the switcher will not pass 4K. Does anyone know if there is a firmware update I can do via the service port? Thanks
    Richard P on Nov 10, 2017
    Does this unit come with the 5v power adapter?
    A shopper on Oct 12, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The unit does ship with a power supply
    Can I use this with the HDMI out being a single active RedMere HDMI cable going about 60ft to a projector?
    Ray C on Jun 20, 2017
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    BEST ANSWER: I would think that if the 60 ft cable works without the switch in the signal path, then using the switch would not be a problem
    will send out a 2.o signal while defeating HDXP 2.2?
    A shopper on Dec 4, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, I don't know exactly what you mean by defeating HDCP 2.2, but it supports HDCP 2.2 as well as backwards compatibility with HDMI 2.0. I hope this helps, thank you!
    4.3 / 5.0
    49 Reviews
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    Poorly described. Poor in function.
    The switch is a 10.2gbps switch instead of the 18gbps as described here. The manual, box, and label all describe the switch as HDMI 2.0, but that is simply not true if the switch is 10.2gbps as the manual states. It is an HDMI 1.4b switch with an HDCP upgrade.

    The auto-switching also works poorly. The $12 switch that this one was intended to replace did a far better job of sensing which device is currently active and switching accordingly. This switch gets confused with always-on devices and ignores newly powered devices. The correct behavior is to default to the always-on item, switch to newly powered items, then switch back to the always-on item when the second item shuts down. This switch just stays on the always-on item, ignoring your intention to use a different source.

    Big thumbs down.
    June 7, 2016
    Simple and effective
    I'm using this switch to connect gaming consoles to my TV. It switches quickly and without issue, and doesn't seem to degrade the picture at all. Being a parent I haven't actually spent a lot of time gaming since I bought it, so I don't know if it introduces any noticeable lag.

    The product description doesn't make this clear, but the IR receiver is not built into the box. Instead it is attached to a long wire plugged into a mini jack on the front of the switch. This turned out to be a boon for me, since I didn't have to put the switch itself near my Harmony Smart Hub or its IR blaster and simplified cable management.

    The manual that comes with the switch is not complete. It provides no information about the purpose of the circular arrow button on the remote, and doesn't contain any guidance about positioning the IR receiver.

    The product doesn't appear to have any actual model number, either, which made integrating with my Harmony remote a little more work. I ended up creating a new device:
    Manufacturer: Monoprice
    Model Number: Blackbird HDMI Switch

    PROS: Small
    Fast switching
    Easy to set up

    CONS: Manual is useless
    Heavy for its size
    No mounting holes
    March 4, 2016
    Not to HDMI 2.0 Spec
    The manual that ships with the switch states 10.2gbps bandwidth. HDMI 2.0 Requires 18gbps. This is kind-sorta HDMI 2.0, but only with a bunch of qualifiers.

    Monoprice needs to describe the switch properly on their site.
    May 10, 2016
    Awesome Product
    I just received my unit today after waiting for over a month for Monoprice to receive new stock. The wait was worth it. I have a LG 65UB9200 TV which is a 2014 model. it only has one HDCP 2.2 input. I have 4k DirecTv as well as the new Samsung UHD Blu Ray Player, UBD-K8500. So I now have two devices which require HDCP 2.2 inputs. This is the reason why I purchased this model. I choose the 5 input model in order to have additional capacity to expand if deemed necessary.

    This little device packs quite a punch. It is very, very well made even though it comes from China. The body is made of metal and has a nice weight to it. It will stay put and not move around once placed. It took of all 2 minutes to hook up. Really easy process. Works like a charm. It auto switches inputs. No need for the remote which is included. No HDCP 2.2 handshake issues at all. Switches inputs very quickly as well. A very solid switcher that I hope will last for years to come.

    If you are in the same situation as me and are on the fence about this product, fear not. It is very well made and works flawlessly. Purchase with confidence.

    PROS: No HDCP 2.2 handshake issues
    Switches inputs very quickly
    Auto Switches inputs
    Metal BodyVery Well Made

    CONS: None
    April 27, 2016
    Fantastic
    I wish they had an updated 8:1 version that supports 18Gbs HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 as I already ran out of ports. I cannot fault the product for my issues. I

    PROS: HDMI 2.0 compliant supporting 18Gbs for 4k @ 60 FPS
    July 13, 2016
    Not to HDMI 2.0 Spec
    The Good: Build quality, physical size, and power supply are all perfectly fine.

    The Bad: The product description here states 18gbps of bandwidth, which falls in line with HDMI 2.0. The box that the switch ships in is labelled as HDMI 2.0 5x1 Switch. The manual states that the switch is HDMI 2.0. The manual then goes on to state that the switch runs at 300mhz, supplying 10.2gbps of bandwidth. These are HDMI 1.4 numbers. Also stated in the manual is that 4K@60hz is only supported at 12bit 4:2:0. HDMI 2.0 is specified at 4K@60hz, 24bit 4:4:4.

    The switch will work fine for most of today's 4K, sub-60hz content, but you will eventually find properly defined HDMI 2.0 sources that don't allow control over color depth that will fail to function on this falsely labelled switch. Poor form, Monoprice.
    May 8, 2016
    Great for kids
    Works great. This switch makes it very easy for my kids to change from Xbox to wii to TV to DVD. I would recommend it for anyone that has with there own TV.
    December 17, 2016
    Purchased
    11 months ago
    4K HDMI switch
    This 4K HDMI switch is very nicely made, reasonable pricing, nice little remote, but I can not find a off switch. I a 4K TV but I don't have a 4K Blu Ray player so I can not tell you if this switch is passing 4K though.
    October 10, 2016
    HDMI Switch Works as it Should
    This HDMI switch works exactly as it should. Works great with my Logitech remote. I don't use 4K, so I can't comment on that. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that the IR receiver jack is loose and the plug loosened up enough to disconnect a couple of times. Once I tape the IR cable in place I had no more issues.

    PROS: Functions correctly and reliably.

    CONS: Loose IR cable jack.
    August 28, 2016
    Works very well
    This device works very well for what I needed it for. We only had one HDMI cable that the home builder ran through the wall. So rather than rip that open or try to pull more a switch seemed a good way to go. This has been working fine. My only complaint seems silly, but it does want to tip over from the weight of the cables (since this box is really small and light).
    December 14, 2016
    Purchased
    1 year ago

    In Stock This item should ship today (11/23/2017) if ordered within 5 hours 7 minutes