If you are visually impaired and are having difficulty navigating this site, please call our Customer Support line via our toll free number 1 (877) 271-2592.
    Monoprice 5x1 Digital and Analog Audio/Video to HDMI Converter Switch
    Product # 8146
    In Stock This item should ship tomorrow (9/21/2018) if ordered within 15 hours 22 minutes

    Volume Pricing (Log In to see Member Pricing)

    Volume Pricing

    Qty: 1 $94.49
    Qty: 2-9 $92.60
    Qty: 10-19 $90.71
    Qty: 20-49 $88.82
    Qty: 50+ $85.04

    To see and take advantage of our member pricing sign up for a business account or contact our sales team.

    Learn more about Monoprice Business


    Input Video Signals HDMI, Component (YPbPr), and DVI (digital single-link only)
    Input Audio Signals HDMI (LPCM, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD),
    Analog L/R, Coaxial, Toslink
    Maximum Resolution 1920x1080p
    Input Audio Signals HDMI (LPCM for all inputs, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD
    for HDMI input only), Analog L/R, Coaxial, Toslink
    Video Amplifier Bandwidth 165 MHz / 1.65 Gbps
    Vertical Frequency Range 50/60 Hz
    Supported Resolutions 480i (SD), 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
    External Power Supply 5 VDC, 2A
    Power Consumption 5W
    Operating Temperature Range +32 ~ +158°F (0 ~ +70°C)
    Operating Humidity Range 10 ~ 85% RH (no condensation)
    Dimensions 17.3" x 8.3" x 1.9"
    IR Receiver Dimensions 3.9" x 2.6" x 0.9"
    Amplifier Weight 2.9 lbs. (1.3kg)
    Regulatory Compliance FCC, CE, RoHS, UL

    Package Contentsww:

    • 1x HDMI converter switch
    • 1x AC adapter with 44" cord
    • 1x Remote control
    • 1x IR extender receiver with 49" cable
    • 1x User manual
    Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
    Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 1 answer
    How would I connect a ps2 or wii to this? I would like to add both systems, but I only see one set of red/white/yellow sockets. Where would I connect the yellow plug?
    A shopper on Jun 26, 2017
    Only thing keeping me from buying this is lack of S-video input, so has Monoprice ever made anything like this that has a S-video input? Am aware of the S-video composite to HDMI converter, but want one box to plug composite, S-video, and component devices into for conversion to HDMI.
    William B on Jun 12, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Take a look at the Composite, S-Video, and HDMI® to HDMI® Converter and Switch w/ HDMI PAL NTSC Support, product #9994. Below taken from Monoprice ad.
    The primary purpose of this converter is to take legacy Composite or S-Video input and convert it to HDMI for use on your newer HDTV. The converter accepts a low-resolution 480i legacy input and upscales it to a high-resolution 720p or 1080p HDMI digital signal.
    The HDMI input allows the converter to perform upscaling on low-resolution HDMI signals, so you can view them at the full 720p/1080p resolution supported by your TV. The output can be switched from 720p to 1080p at the press of a button. Another small button on unit switches between the composite/s-video input and the HDMI input.
    The converter is powered by a 5 VDC, 2A AC power adapter, which is included in the package. The AC adapter has a 46" long cord. The converter measures 5 1/16" x 3.5" x 1.0".

    Eric L
    Can you use a coaxial cable (with an OTA antenna signal) in the component input & The HDMI output will include both the video & audio from the OTA signal?
    A shopper on Jan 19, 2018
    3.4 / 5.0
    32 Reviews
    5 Stars
    4 Stars
    3 Stars
    2 Stars
    1 Star
    Excellent device but with a problem.
    Excellent unit but unfortunately failed after 15 months and only has 12 month warranty.

    PROS: This unit is the perfect solution to using new devices with older A/V systems. My entire A/V system is built around it. I have experienced very few problems except for the ones listed in cons section. The unit converts audio and video flawlessly and all audio outputs are active at the same time. It is exactly the type of device I was looking for.

    CONS: I have 2 minor issues and one MAJOR issue. The first minor issue is that the unit will not switch inputs without cycling the power after the unit has been in use for a few hours. The second minor issue is that the red LEDs are WAY too bright on the front panel.

    My major issue is this: the unit simply stopped working after 15 months, and it only has a 12 month warranty! It powers on, but will not switch inputs and outputs no audio or video. Extremely disappointing. I would expect a nearly $100 unit to last longer than this. To Monoprice: do you guys want to make this right by replacing the unit or at least giving me a great price on another one? I feel cheated. My review would have been 10/10 if the unit had not failed!
    July 16, 2013
    No Sound unless video signal is sent
    I recently decided to replace and expensive stereo with an inexpensive sound bar, and adding this switch was art of that plan. This was a perfect drop-in replacement for the video switching part of my old HDMI capable receiver. The fact that this unit converts YPbPr and DVI to HDMI and combines the audio signals all on to one HDMI cable means I was able to send the switched signal way across the room above my fireplace, no problem.

    Sadly, My old receiver had a connection that was not covered by this unit: a Record Player.

    I could plug in a Raspberry Pi to just the "Y" channel of the component and get a signal to go across, but unless there was some sort of video signal, there was no way to send the sound across the HDMI. I will be asking for a return. This unit was much more expensive than the simple HDMI switchers offered elsewhere on this site, and I cannot justify the cost for myself in this case.

    PROS: Simple

    converts DVI or Component to HDMI

    Cobmines analog or digital sound with picture seamlessly

    IR extender helps get the IR receiver out of the cabinet

    CONS: Sound is not carried without a video signal
    December 16, 2013
    Doesn't work
    Really disappointed, bought this to hook up (original) playstation and XBOX as well as a blue ray/DVD player. Playstation picture is grainy, with lines and in black and white, XBOX won't work at all and DVD player is great except the colors are wrong. My kids ripped up the box before I realized it and now can't return it. Tried working with tech support however its all online which is very difficult to work with and convey issues. I should have read the many negative reviews before buying.

    CONS: Can't get it to work
    May 23, 2013
    Great Product!
    This product offers an excellent solution for the problem I had. Older TV and receiver, but both work just fine. I had very limited aux inputs on the receiver and only one HDMI on the TV. This product lets me plug in a Wii, Mac mini, apple TV, and DVD player and managed to simplify my control as well. RS-232 control is fast and reliable and protocol made it easy to integrate into my control system.

    The product will not switch to a component source if the device attached is not powered on. I wish that could be overridden, but again, the serial communication made it easy to program around that.

    All in all, great quality product that offers a well-designed solution for a likely common problem at a great price point. Even the cons I listed were nor so much negatives as they are suggestions for features that would make this product even better! Thanks again, Monoprice!

    PROS: Converts multiple formats to HDMI output
    Support for Analog RCA, Toslink and Coaxial Digital audio
    RS-232 control with simple protocol and unsolicited feedback.

    CONS: Would like to be able to tweak some more settings. Audio levels can vary from source to source, would love some input gain compensation.
    Conversion of component sources seems rather hi-gain, video-wise. Would be nice to adjust that.
    May 5, 2012
    defective 5 x 1 HDMI converter switch (8146)
    does not work on my Blu Ray player at all , gives everything a heavy blue tint. People look like the blue man group. Hooked it up to my Samsung smart LED TV with cabling advised by monoprice (30' 22awg heavy gauge) and using monoprice 6' 24 AWG for the component hookups. Do not know if this is a defect inherent to this unit as other reviewers have mentioned "magenta" discolorations but will have to return everything if monoprice cannot solve my problem and I tried other HDMI cables and that did not help

    PROS: only works for my set top box

    CONS: does not work
    September 1, 2014
    Converter Switch
    MonoPrice Customer Service was AWESOME. First when the switch did not work right, they sent me a new switch and the label to send the old one back. When the second switch did not work, they provided me a return on that also, again with free shipping. They stood behind their product completely and were prompt in their credit back to my card. This was my first return with them, so I did not know what to expect. Their support is why I give them my business - fantastic customer service. THANK YOU!

    PROS: Concept of the switch was great-this was the only place I could find a switch like this

    CONS: Unfortunately it did not work to convert my HDMI equipment to a DVI and R/L audio output for my older TV
    March 27, 2012
    video switch
    over all,a good buy. Other than the remote issue, it works perfectly.
    Not all that big of a deal though, since I have to be present to load /
    unload a DVD or Wii disk anyway.
    I would recommend this product for use in a similar situation.

    PROS: solved the "limited Number" of HDMI ports un my tv issue

    CONS: the remote quit functioning after 2 days
    March 19, 2013
    works as described
    I have a HD cable box via HDMI, an Apple TV 2 via HDMI, a DVD player via component video, and wii via component, for in puts. For outputs a home theatre system via toslink and a TV via HDMI. I did require 24 AWG HDMI cables - otherwise I didn't get a picture. I haven't used the the wii or the dvd a player a lot yet, but so far everything works as expected and I don't have any complaints.

    PROS: Works exactly as described. No unexpected issues.

    CONS: Its big, 17 or so inches - it would be nice if it was smaller - but honestly I'm not sure that's even possible with the number of connections on this thing.
    The indicator lights are bright, as mentioned in other reviews - but not really a big deal for me.
    February 21, 2012
    HDMI Switch

    PROS: Outstanding piece of equipment. Good design, solidly built, does everything as represented, good price.

    CONS: None
    May 31, 2013
    Saved me from buying a new receiver
    I was shopping for a new receiver since I needed HDMI switching, then I realized that this device and my Logitech Harmony would suffice.

    The Harmony knows all the IR codes and features for this device so that's all sorted and rolling--and I can put off a new receiver purchase for another generation or two.
    January 3, 2017
    1 year ago