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    Monoprice Blackbird 4k - 4x1 HDMI 1.4 Switch, HDCP 1.4, With Toslink and Analog Audio Extractor, 4K@30hz
    Product # 15375
    Native Resolution:
    1080P 4K
    In Stock This item will ship on 9/24/2018 if ordered within 2 days 14 hours 56 minutes

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    Does this switch support HDCP 2.2? What about 4k at 60fps?
    John G on Dec 3, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: The specifications say HDMI 1.4a and thus just 4k at 30fps. HDCP 2.2 requires HDMI 2.0, so this will not support HDCP 2.2.
    Will this pass dolby digital 5.1 through to the digital audio out? Also, does it support ARC?
    A shopper on Dec 2, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: It does not support dolby digital passthrough. I hooked it up to my Sony BD player and wasn't able to get any sound from the optical output on the switch. DirecTV and chromecast work fine with dolby surround (not digital). After talking with customer support, I confirmed this is a limitation of the product.
    Will the 1535 Blackbird switch work with the Roku Premiere + and the Sonos Playbar for 5.1 surround sound? Thank you
    A shopper on Jul 20, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Not sure about the Roku but it will work with Sonos.
    Does this product convert Linear PCM audio to the other audio formats, such as Dolby Digital 5.1? I bought this product so I could output surround sound from the Nintendo Switch to my audio receiver (HDMI linear PCM audio from Nintendo Switch via this product to optical audio to receiver), but I am only getting stereo sound.
    Scott C on Sep 15, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hello Scott,

    This unit will not convert any formats, it supports 2 Channel PCM only. Thank you for asking.
    Does this auto switch?
    A shopper on Aug 10, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No, it does not auto switch. It is one of the cleaner signals I've seen in low-cost switchers with pass-through audio that I've tested.
    I just purchased this and didn't realize it was always on. Is this safe to leave on all the time? or do I need to turn it off every time?
    Mark S on Aug 16, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I leave mine always on and have never had a problem. Sometimes I wish the lights were less bright, but that's not a big deal.
    Do any of the HDMI ports have Audio Return Channel (ARC) capability?
    A shopper on Nov 27, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, in regards to your inquiry, this item should support audio return channel accordingly. Please refer to our live chat if you have any other questions. Thank you!
    Does this switch support CEC to automatically switch between inputs?
    A shopper on Jan 31, 2018
    The description states "Support multiplexed HDMI 4-input", does this mean I can tile four 1080p inputs on a UHD/4K display?
    A shopper on Sep 12, 2017
    Does this switch come with a power adapter?
    David E on Jan 19, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes the Blackbird switch comes with power adapter.
    Can I go HDMI into this from my PS4 and AppleTV and get 5.1 audio out from the optical?
    Ayaz A on Feb 6, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can. But the optical is only going to send what it’s receiving from your component. It isn’t a receiver - it’s just a pass-through. So if the PS4 or AppleTV is only sending 2.0 stereo for whatever happens to be playing, the optical can’t convert that to 5.1. But if you’re playing a movie or video game in 5.1, the optical will send that signal to whatever it’s connected to.
    Is this item better than the previous model - 5557 (HDX-401TA)? I've had this switch for years and it may be starting to have issues. But I notice that this model doesn't have coaxial out like that model did. I have an older set of speakers that have coax in and Toslink in. I'm already using the Toslink port. Is there a reason that this switch no longer has coax output? Is there another model that has HDMI video pass-through with coax out? Thanks.
    A shopper on May 31, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I've had this item for a few months and it has been trouble free. Don't need coax as HDMI is sufficient for my needs.
    Planning to use the optical out to my soundbar and connecting DVR, Chromecast, and home theater pc through this. My question is will the HTPC see the 5.1 capability of my soundbar or continue (as it is now while connected directly to the tv) see the TV as a 2.0 device and only allow output 2.0 through HDMI and the soundbar will faux the 5.1 as it is now while connected to the tv output?
    Christine K on Nov 28, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: i can’t speak for your HTPC specifically, but generally-speaking this is the reason I purchased this box, and it works well for it. My Sonos PLAYBASE was only getting 2.0 output from my TV and that bugged me. I bought this and now it gets 5.1 from connected devices. Works great.
    Can I hold up the 3.5mm headphone to my 2 channels stereo amplifier only with RCA inputs ?
    Frank W on May 12, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Yes, you would be able to connect from the 3.5mm port to the RCA inputs on your Stereo Amplifier. You would use a 3.5mm Stereo Male to 2 RCA Male cable. Such as Product # 5598.


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    One reviewer says that Harmony remotes are not supported, but I found an entry matching this device listed as MonoPrice 15375.. which is correct?
    David E on Jan 19, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I'm using the 15375 device.
    Does this support 60hz for 1440p or even 1080p video sources?
    Rick E on Jul 2, 2018
    I connect the WDLIVEHUB to my projector EB-X27 . My home cinema Philips 3600d has no hdmi.Will this solve the problem of low volume speech in movies?
    New User U on Jan 31, 2018
    4.1 / 5.0
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    Audio outputs useless, cheap build quality
    If you need this switch's audio outputs, look elsewhere. I tried three different sources, all set for PCM stereo audio, and got nothing out of the analog or optical connector, irregardless of the audio output mode setting. Well, if I turned off "display discovery" on my xbox 360, I would then get audio, but with garbled video. I then inserted my Monoprice 10251 HDMI Audio Converter between this switch and my TV, which produced audio out of all three sources, so I know for certain my sources were outputting PCM audio over HDMI.

    To make matters worse, the build quality is cheap. The two audio connectors are so close, I could not plug in my analog audio and optical audio cables at the same time. The box itself is so small and light, that HDMI cables will just pull it to the floor unless it is mechanically clamped down in some way. To add some confusion factors, it comes with a cheap generic remote which has extra buttons having nothing to do with this switch, Monoprice states that it has a digital coaxial connector which it doesn't, and the documentation supplied is a joke.
    February 21, 2017
    Response from Monoprice
    Truly sorry for any inconvenience while using the Product. From your feedback, it sounds like you may have a defective product. If you can please reach out to us direct at reviews@monoprice.com with your order information, we can look into see what options are available for replacement.
    April 9, 2017
    Steven L Staff
    Samsung TV and Blackbird 4K 4x1 HDMI® Switch with Digital Coaxial and Digital Optical Audio Outputs
    This auto switch does not play well with my Samsung TV. The autoswitch must be turned on after the TV is turned on. Otherwise the TV does not recognize the signal from the autoswitch. This is also true if you switch from the TV input to one of the three other input options such as a Blue Ray player. In the latter situation, while the TV is still on you must turn the autoswitch input from the Blue Ray player to the TV then turn off the autoswitch and then turn the autoswitch back to the on position. The problem is multiplied because the remote for the autoswitch does not have a ON/OFF button. The ON/OFF is a button on front of the autoswitch that must be manually pressed. As a workaround for the manual ON/OFF, I plugged the autoswitch into a remote control unit designed for a lamp. Otherwise the autoswitch appears to work okay.

    PROS: Allows four inputs and a single output to the TV. Fewer cables visible to the wall mounted TV.
    All inputs can take advantage of the optical (TOSLINK) output. Allows me to bypass the SAMSUNG TV lower quality audio setting for my SONOS soundbar.

    CONS: Remote does not have a ON/OFF button.
    Does not work well with my Samsung TV.
    July 16, 2016
    Multifaceted Switch for Advanced Home Theater Setups
    This switch was purchased with the hope that it did not have to be powered off half the time in order to get a valid
    HDCP handshake with any of my inputs including DirecTV, Roku or LG Blu-Ray player. I previously used a Monoprice 5557 unit which was always troublesome.

    This new switch meets and exceeds all of my requirements and has worked flawlessly for the past 6 weeks in all modes.

    Note that there is an error in the web site spec listing. The switch does not support Digital Audio Out, only Optical and stereo. Highly recommended and for the extra $10, the older model (5557) should not be considered.

    PROS: Meets all requirements of a high performance HDMI switch for advanced home theater setups.

    CONS: None at this time.
    July 7, 2016
    The Blackbird 4K - 4x1 HDMI switch works great. This allows me to switch five different sources to my tv that has only three HDMI inputs. The picture is great and I have taken the sound from the Toslink output on the Blackbird switch. I would recommend this to anyone that wants to simplify their av system.
    August 16, 2018
    1 month ago
    Great product with some room for improvement
    The switch doesn't automatically switch when a device is turned on. This could be a pro for some but I haven't had any trouble with it on my other Monoprice switch and I miss it a bit in this one. The remote also has an auto button which will change to a powered on device. I plugged all my devices that stay on into this switch and everything else into my old switch and daisy chasing them together. This gives me the auto select feature for the devices I want it for but limits me from using it with 4k. The other feature I wish this switch had is volume control on the remote. The audio outputs operate at a set volume and it's inconvenient in my situation as I can't control my volume with a remote.

    The unit is solidly built and the lights aren't the blinding blue leds that plague some of the other Monoprice switches.

    All in all the unit works as designed. The audio out is useful if there are grounding issues in your house as HDMI can pick that up with the audio signal. Coax cable is notorious for this. Whenever my cable box was plugged into my old Monoprice switch my audio was unbearable. The optical audio output on this switch doesn't allow the noise to travel to the speakers.
    December 22, 2016
    1 year ago
    A real solution for custom AV guys
    I am a pro who installs AV systems daily. This is a really nice piece because it seems to solve a few problems at once. It extracts Audio from HMDI, it has switching, and for installs where you need localized switching with a system remotely located in a rack it’s great. All you neee is a coax or Cat 5/6 to extract your audio, keep your sources local, and send the digital audio to the receiver. Unlike the toslink out on the TV, which is often only a PCM signal, this unit is extracting 7.1 channels. If you’re in the business, you’ll understand the value of this unit. It’s essentiallh a higher quality switch board over what’s built into the TV. The TV can remain the hub. This is a boon for installs where you want to use the cable box remote instead of a universal. You keep voice control and costs low for the client. My only reason for not giving it 5 stars is that it was not able to sync with an older TV. Image and sound both there, but everything was pink. I’m talking really old TV with a DVI only input. Overall for the cost and being able to handle 4K, it’s fantastic. I haven’t yet tried to learn the IR codes into a universal which may or may not be an issue.
    August 30, 2018
    1 month ago
    Inexpensive, basic fix for Sonos audio sync issue
    I bought this to fix the Sonos audio sync issue.

    This is the issue where the audio is delayed coming out of the Sonos speaker (a Playbase in my case) relative to the video being seen on the TV (a 3 year old Sony).

    It occurs when the signal from the cable/satellite box is fed into the TV, then the audio from the TV is sent to the Sonos speaker. The TV adds extra processing time which causes the de-sync.
    [The Sonos speaker does have a delay setting, but it's to delay the audio in the event the audio is heard *before* the video. This issue is the opposite of that.]

    Anyway, if you have this issue, this Blackbird 4K 4x1 HDMI Switch (#15375) will fix it. There will be some rerouting of cabling involved.

    The reason I gave 4 stars is because the box doesn't support ARC. Or at least I couldn't get it to work. I was trying to watch Netflix via the TV's built-in app, and the audio continued playing from the Input #1 source. The ARC button on the remote has no effect (as expected since the manual designated it as "No Function").

    Also, be aware that if you have a cable box like mine where it never actually turns off, the audio will continue to be heard, even if the TV is off (since it's no longer routed through the TV). And it doesn't look like you can turn off the HDMI switch box remotely. I ended up just muting the Sonos speaker when turning off the TV.

    Another note, even though the the product name says "Blackbird 4K 4x1 HDMI Switch with Digital Coaxial and Digital Optical Audio Outputs", it:
    1) Works fine on lesser resolutions than 4K like 1080p (my TV's resolution), and
    2) Does not have a Digital Coax in or out, which doesn't matter in my case, but might for someone else. To be clear, this only has a Stereo headphone output and a Toslink output.

    If you need a basic inexpensive fix, this will work. If you need more functionality (ARC, volume control, full remote control, etc.), look at some of the more expensive offerings.
    October 9, 2017
    11 months ago
    Another win for Monoprice
    Monoprice is consistently on point with their hardware. This is no different. Great job, guys.
    October 13, 2017
    1 year ago
    Does its job.
    Got this unit as a replacement for a cheaper unit from another store with nearly identical capabilities (or so it stated). Unlike the cheap unit, this one works as it's supposed to. Remote works too.

    - PC with nVidia graphics card
    - Playstation 4
    - Dell monitor (no sound output)
    - 2+1 speakers through the 3.5mm audio jack

    One minor inconvenience is the PC source loses sound output occasionally when the monitor was off (while the PC was off too). This is fixed by turning the monitor off and on again (while the PC is on).
    June 4, 2018
    4 months ago
    well worth the investment ...
    product was easy to set-up and install ... connecting xfinity cable box, Roku, LG Blu-Ray and amazon firestick to a Sharp Aquos/Vizio soundbar via HDMI connections ... all work easily and well ...
    February 20, 2017
    1 year ago