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4x1 HDMI Switch with CEC Engine (Full 1080p HD) with 3D Support
It seems like everything uses HDMI® these days, from home theater equipment to your Android phone. With so many HDMI devices in use, most televisions quickly run out of available HDMI input ports. You don't want the hassle of plugging and unplugging cables whenever you want to watch or play something different and you don't want the expense of new TV. Just get this 4x1 Enhanced HDMI Switch from Monoprice!
If you're looking for a switch that will allow you to take advantage of the advanced HDMI features your equipment has to offer, then this is the switch for you. This switch features a CEC (consumer electronics control) engine that allows the switch to communicate with your devices, automatically power your TV on when a source device is powered up, and will even switch your TV to the correct input for the connected device. This switch also supports advanced HDMI features, such as full High Speed (1080p) resolution, 3D video, and Deep Color (up to 36-bit). Additionally, it provides full support for advanced digital audio formats, including DTS-HD Master Audio™ and Dolby TrueHD™.
The four input and one output HDMI ports on the back of the unit are gold plated to ensure smooth, corrosion-free connections. It is powered by an included 5 VDC, 2A AC adapter. The remote control allows direct selection of each input by pressing the appropriate numbered button.
Note: Certain devices may not be compatible with the CEC engine and certain functions may not work with your specific equipment. Manufacturers have developed different variations of the CEC protocol (Samsung ANYNET+, Sony Bravia Sync, Sharp Aquos Link, etc.), and equipment from different manufacturers may not be fully compatible with each other.
Note: Monoprice strongly recommends using 22AWG, 24AWG, or active HDMI cables with Redmere technology to achieve the best results and to ensure minimum signal loss over longer distances.
- User's Manual (Nov 4, 2009)
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. Dolby TrueHD™ is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
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When both the Dish PVR (vip722 - stand by mode) and the TV are turned off, the Monoprice switch - remaining on - loses the connection, although the port setting does not change. I have to use the switch's remote to cycle the input ports to get it to "wake up" and pass the signal.
The chatline-tech was only able to suggest I replace the cable (2 meter/6 ft) switch to the TV because the signal strength might be low. This did not help. The PVR-to-switch cable is only about 45 cm (1.5 ft)
May work for you, not for me.
The only thing that I would say is a detriment to the product is more of a nit picky thing. The button that controls the switching between ports and the power button are the same thing. I think that I would have preferred there to be two buttons, one for each function, as it took a few times getting used to using as I had misplaced my remote. Like I said, a nit picky thing, and definitely not a deal breaker by any stretch of the imagination.
PROS: Expandability of HDMI ports on TV, small footprint, matches the rest of my entertainment center.
CONS: Four ports, a little weird to switch between ports without the remote.
PROS: Works right out of the box, just as advertised.
CONS: No auto switching? I honestly have to play with it a bit more (just hooked it up last night). But it would be nice if it could "auto select" devices based on priority and what is powered on. Either way, once I get my Harmony remote programmed, this will no longer be an issue.
PROS: Provides extended HDMI connectivity without loss of signal strength or clarity. Supports full 1080p. Easy to install and configure.
1 year ago
CONS: Remote doesnt work
loses signal as soon as you switch TV inputs
PROS: low price, works with Harmony remote, does what it's supposed to
CONS: Seems to glitch evry so often. I'm running a Motorola HD DCT and a Samsung bluRay player. they both glitch every 3 or 4 minutes.
I know this issue is probably because I have the output to the TV running thru the Monoprice passive wallplate HDMI extenders. they work fine when I bypass the switch, but not great when it's connected. I know this going into them as Monoprice strongly suggests running 24 guage or lower HDMI cables.
One small annoyance is that if an input is selected and a source is then plugged into that input, you must switch away from the input and then back to activate it.