5x1 Enhanced HDMI® Switch with Built-In Equalizer & Remote Control
    Product # 8463
    5x1 Enhanced HDMI® Switch with Built-In Equalizer & Remote Control
    Product # 8463
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    5x1 Enhanced HDMI® Switch with Built-In Equalizer & Remote Control

    Enjoy the easy switching life with the Monoprice 5x1 Enhanced HDMI® Switch!

    This switch allows you to connect five HDMI inputs and direct them to a single HDMI output. It fully conforms to the the HDCP standard and includes support for all 3D formats.

    Four of the inputs are in the traditional location on the back, while the fifth is on the front panel. This allows you to easily make temporary connections, such as from a phone or tablet, without having to reach behind and locate the plug by feel.

    The switch includes a remote control, with an on/off button, five direct access buttons, and a pair of directional buttons to cycle between available inputs. Whenever a device is turned off, the unit automatically switches to the next device in the chain, the same as if you had pressed the "next" button on the remote or pressed the "Touch switch" on the front panel.

    The switch also incorporates an amplifier, which automatically regenerates the HDMI signal to full strength, allowing you to use longer-than-normal HDMI cables from the input devices. An external 5VDC power supply is required and supplied with the unit.

    Note: Monoprice strongly recommends the use of minimum 24 AWG HDMI cables when connecting a device, such as this switch, between the source and destination devices to ensure minimal signal loss and maximum High Speed signal reliability.


    • Supports full High Speed HDMI 1080p@60Hz resolution
    • 250MHz / 2.5Gbps per channel bandwidth (7.5Gbps total)
    • Supports Deep Color up to 12-bits per channel (36-bit total)
    • Supports HDMI 3D video modes
    • Supports x.v.Color™
    • Supports high definition multichannel audio, including Dolby TrueHD™ and DTS-HD Master Audio™
    • Includes 5 VDC, 2A AC adapter
    • Gold plated HDMI connectors
    • Includes remote control
    • Front panel HDMI port for easy connection of mobile devices
    • Dimensions: 6.1" x 2.7" x 1"

    Please remove plastic tab from remote control battery compartment and plastic covering from "Touch Switch" before use.

    Maximum Video Resolution 1920x1080 (1080p)
    Video Input 5x HDMI®
    Video Output 1x HDMI® with HDCP and 3D support
    Vertical Frequency Range 50/60Hz
    Video Amplifier Bandwidth 250 MHz / 2.5 Gbps per channel
    Supported Video Resolutions 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
    Color Depth 12-bits per channel (36-bit total)
    Supported 3D Formats 1080p @23.98/24 Hz, 720p @59.94/60/50 Hz, bandwidth up to 250 MHz
    Supported Audio Formats LPCM, DTS® Digital, Dolby® Digital, DTS-HD Master Audio™, Dolby TrueHD™
    Input Power Requirement 5 VDC, 2A
    Power Consumption 5 Watts
    Operating Temperature +32 ~ +158°F (0 ~ +70°C)
    Operating Humidity 10 ~ 85% RH (no condensation)
    Storage Temperature +14 ~ +176°F (-10 ~ +80°C)
    Storage Humidity 5 ~ 90% RH (no condensation)
    Dimensions 6.1" x 2.7" x 1.0"
    Weight 9.5 oz. (270 g)

    Package Contents:

    • 1x 5x1 Enhanced HDMI® Switch
    • 1x AC adapter with 44" cord
    • 1x Remote control with installed battery
    • 1x User's manual

    Support Files:

    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.

    x.v.Color™ is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

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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.
    4.2 / 5.0
    155 Reviews
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    1 Star
    Model HDX(C)-501E (PID 8463) - Works Great!
    MonoPrice's HDX(C)-501E (PID 8463) 5x1 HDMI Switch Box is a fine solution when you need more HDMI ports. This unit features automatic port switching, which is nice, but it may become problematic if your "always on" cable box is connected to this switch box and you're relying on the automatic switching to activate the correct port for another device, such as a DVD player. If you use a remote control or manually select the input port, then it's not a problem. I'm using 3 of the input ports with MonoPrice 28AWG 6ft HDMI cables with no problems at all.
    This model will also work fine with the Harmony One remote, but it is not yet listed in the Harmony One device database. For Harmony One programming, I used MonoPrice's similarly structured model HDX-401E (4x1 switch) from the Harmony database, then added a new command to create an Input5 button, then did the "Learn IR" programming for EACH remote button - works perfectly. I would have rated this product a 10, except for the brilliant lights. I'm very pleased and impressed with this MonoPrice switch box - highly recommended.

    PROS: Well made product and straightforward functionality. A total of 5 HDMI input ports: 4 ports slots in rear and 1 in front - nicely designed. Red standby light turns to blue when powered on 5 other blue lights indicate which HDMI input port is active. Input ports automatically switch. Will work with Harmony One remote.

    CONS: The red and blue lights for this HDMI switch aren't just bright, they are laser-like brilliant and become an instant problem to resolve if this switch box is facing you, such as on a TV stand shelf with the rest of your home theater equipment. You will want to cover these lights with 3+ inch strip of electrical tape or a similar remedy.
    September 29, 2011

    PROS: Works as advertised. Very quick shipping.
    November 21, 2011
    Easy set up, but front panel lights.....
    First thing I noticed was this thing came in a big box for such a little switch. Box has the switch, power supply (wall wart), and user manual. Unwrapped the switch, plugged in 2 of my HDMI devices (Roku XS and Xbox360) connected the OUT cable and powered up. Worked like magic. Remote works from across the room (about 18 feet), but I'll be programming up a Harmony remote... more on that once I get it done.

    The only issue so far is the front panel LED brightness for power and in-use HDMI port. The LEDs are searchlight like in brightnessif you rack this in a closet, no problem, but if it's out in a stand, you'll want to mask the LEDs or use a marker to darken them considerably.

    This looks to be yet another THUMBS UP for Monoprice in terms of quality, matching the description on the site exactly and useability! Gave it a 9 ONLY because of the LED Brightness

    PROS: Easy set up
    Clear instruction manual
    Included remote/batteries
    very compact size!

    CONS: Front panel LEDs (power and HDMI indicator) VERY bright
    Power cord is a little short
    December 15, 2011
    Another Excellent Product
    unit works great, i don't know if i see an improvement in picture quality but it does work without any problems

    PROS: smaller unit than my previous 4x1
    well built
    simple, easy to use

    CONS: front led input indicator light is REALLY BRIGHT
    December 3, 2011
    Great product. Great Price. Works Great! (Lot's of Greats!)
    The product - no issues. The Service I received from Monoprice - UNPARALLELED!!!!!! I had some questions, the online chat support I received was FAR better than anything I receive at other locations, I'll go as far as to say - BETTER that live support from Best Buy! LOLing out loud. Easy to order and enter billing/shipping info, automated order confirmations so you know your order is in the works, and then a tracking number email to validate that your order actually did ship when Monoprice said it would ship. I have a feeling a lot of my money will end up w/ Monoprice.... They have lots of good quality, cost effective options, and their staff is well versed in the products they sell. I only gave the rating a 9 because the remote control on this unit is a bit weak, regarding quality, but the unit completely rules. Thanks Monoprice!

    PROS: 5 ports - TOTALLY worth it. If you think you may only need a 2 or 3 port switch, definitely upgrade to something double that.... I did and am very glad, because I've got 4 HDMI cords plugged into mine now!!!! Easy to use, and very durable unit.

    CONS: The remote control is a little cheap. The switch is sturdy and solid but the remote is a bit flimsy, I always feel like I'm going to break it (but haven't yet!)
    April 10, 2014
    Love this product
    Does what it is supposed to very well! Exceeded my expectations! Highly recommended

    PROS: His product actually improved the hdmi signal which was something that I wasn't expecting.
    November 26, 2011
    Switching works, needs some refinement.
    This is my third Monoprice HDMI switch. The first was a 4X1 switch from about 3 years ago that was a gem. The second was a 5X1 switch, HDX-501E, that was a dog from the second month. I probably should have returned it. It was very balky at changing channels. A few weeks ago it refused to go to any channel, so I ordered this model.

    I like the front panel input feature. I like the fact that it actually switches the first time it gets a command. I like the small size.

    I don't like the 3 ft. power cord. Power cords should be 6 ft. I had to re-route and swap power cord power supplies so this one went to a close, switched outlet, and another unit, with a proper 6 ft. power cord, went to a more distant outlet. Lose 1 star.
    I don't like the blinding blue lights on the front panel. What are these people thinking when they make this stuff? This is for a home theater, where it is dark! I can't just cover them with black tape because I want to able to see if the proper channel is selected. I temporarily put 6 layers of masking tape over them, but I will need to cover with 1/4 inch Kapton tape eventually. Lose one star.
    I went to re-program my Logitech Harmony remote, and found out that the model number of this switch is almost the same as the old one new model number is HDX(C)-501E. Logitech doesn't have an entry for that, only the obsolete dog, my old HDX-501E. Now model numbers are cheap, and HDX-501E doesn't have any brand recognition, so why not use a completely different number? Anyway, I "learned" all the codes from the remote control and bypasses that problem, but Monoprice lost another star.

    OBTW, I just noticed my review rating for the old 5X1 switch at the bottom of the page. It was a 9/10. I suppose I only took off one star for the blinding red LEDs on the front of that. Well that shows that out-of-box experience isn't always accurate. For most of its short life that switch did not work correctly, and it finally died after only 15 months of use. It also reminds me that Monoprice is either not reading the reviews or has no control over what it is buying, because everybody complains about the lights.

    PROS: * Works
    * Small
    * Front panel input

    CONS: * Blinding blue LEDs
    * 3 ft. power cord
    * Same model no. as obsolete switch
    April 1, 2012
    Works great, but super bright LED
    Would have been a 9 out of 10 without the LED being so bright.

    Buying a short HDMI cable with it was a good idea too. Less cable management.

    PROS: Works as promised. Auto-selecting the port based on which device is active is cool. Having a remote is also neat.

    CONS: But really? That LED is super bright. If you catch is at eye level, it's like a laser pointer to the face.

    But I put a piece of electrical tape over it and it works good now. It shines right through the tape, but at a much more normal intensity.
    May 6, 2014
    Do Not Buy This
    After 5-6 months, with all sources getting significant amount of screen flickering with three different sources. Absolutely a problem with the switcher as I used a second set of HDMI cables with the switcher and had same problem. When I used the original HDMI cables connected directly to receiver without switcher, flickering completely went away.

    PROS: Worked for several months.

    CONS: Horrible screen flickering after a few months.
    November 5, 2014
    something for the landfill
    First unit failed - just outside of the return window. It would lose audio and picture would flicker. It was replaced under warranty and I was sent a new unit. The new unit you ask? epic fail. The replacement failed the same way - just sooner, much sooner. Complete waste of time and money. 100% certified junk. Oh, and I know my TV and HDMI cables are perfectly good and not the issue since another hdmi switch from a box store works perfectly with the exact same setup.

    0 stars. Worthless and useless. Buy it - if you like to throw away your money that is.

    PROS: none

    CONS: numerous
    November 23, 2014
    Response from Monoprice

    Thank you for your review and truly sorry to hear about the issues experienced with PID 8463. If I may ask, what devices are you connecting with this switch exactly? Does this happen with all sources selected? Also, I know you stated that your cables work with another switch, but just so we can troubleshoot further, what length and gauge (AWG) HDMI cables are in use here? Apologies again for any inconvenience and thank you in advance!

    Gabby Villa
    Tech Support Associate
    November 18, 2016
    Monoprice Administrator M

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