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Blackbird 4K 4x2 Matrix HDMI Powered Switch with Remote Control
This is a high performance HDMI® Matrix with four HDMI inputs and two outputs. It allows any source (e.g., Blu-ray disc™ player, HD DVD player, satellite receiver, gaming console, etc.) to be shown on either or both of two output displays at the same time. It supports 4K, 3D, and 16-bits/channel Deep Color. With its 3Gbps bandwidth and the additional features of the latest HDMI standards, you can be sure of great HDMI distribution.
- Support display resolutions up to 4K@30Hz, 1080p@120Hz, and 3D-1080p@60Hz
- 3D video support including frame packing for all 3D formats up to a 297MHz TMDS clock
- Supports Deep Color up to 48-bits per pixel
- Supports the reception of any audio data conforming to the HDMI specification, such as LPCM at up to 192kHz, compressed audio (IEC 61937), DSD, DST, DTS®, and HBR
- Full color standard support, including sYCC601, Adobe RGB, Adobe YCC601, and xvYCC extended gamut color
- Operates for TMDS clock frequencies up to 300MHz
- Supports EDID control via an EDID selector
- User's Manual (Jan 3, 2014)
Blackbird™ is a trademark of Monoprice Inc.
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.
Blu-ray Disc™, Blu-ray™, and the logos are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
DTS®, the Symbol, and DTS + the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc.
Questions and Answers
I bought a new Apple tv 4 and started to get black screens due to handshake issues.
The MonoPrice staff pointed me toward this unit and said it should take care of any issues I'm having.
Great advice yet again, thank you.
PROS: Small, Easy to set up even with Harmony Remotes, Inexpensive
Only con I would say about it is the 6 - 8 sec wait to switch between inputs but other then that does what it suppost to do.
1 year ago
The largest of which is the sever lag in changing inputs. Experiences approximately 10 second black screen.
This was used for two laptops going to dual monitors. The input switch also required us to undock, and re-dock the machines for the display to show properly.
1 year ago
3-foot cable from DVR to matrix, 6 feet to wall plate coupler, 25 feet to TV. It was working with some interruptions.
Moved things around, changed it to: 2 feet from DVR to matrix, 1 foot to wall plate coupler, 25 feet to TV. Works fine.
1 year ago
4 months ago
Great solution, would have liked it even more if it could be USB powered.
8 months ago
11 months ago
6 months ago
I have the following input sources plugged in: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and a STB IPTV Box. I have output A running to my A/V Receiver (Home theater projector). And I have a 50ft HDMI Luxe running from output B all the way to my computer monitor.
Leaving the EDID in the Automatic position (1111) causes some weird things to happen. When switching switching sources for a particular output, it can cause the other output to lose signal temporarily. My guess is while the processing of figuring out which EDID to use is going on, it has to temporarily suspend the outputs. All my current devices hooked up to it are 1080p, so what I did was set the EDID to 0010 (1080p HD Audio 7.1). When doing so I'm able to switch sources much quicker, and also eliminates the weird dropout problem on the other output.
I'm not sure if you can force an EDID if you have a mixture of 4K and 1080p sources. Although my STB outputs at 720p and works fine with the 1080p EDID setting forced. So it's possible you can just force a 4K EDID and it will work with all devices. Unfortunately I don't have a 4K source or display to test this with.
This is the only HDMI Matrix I've found at this price point to have the ability to force a particular EDID and is potentially why you see so many negative reviews on other HDMI Matrices/Switches around the web that automatically figure out EDID information and probably exhibit the same issues I had with the Auto (1111) setting. Could be why Monoprice decided to include this feature.
So I HIGHLY recommend you force a particular EDID with this matrix if you want faster source switching and to avoid weird dropout problems when switching sources.