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47 reviews | 4.3 out of 5
I ran out of HDMI ports on my TV. I decided to get this switch to share a port between my PS3 and my OnLive Microconsole. It came with a short HDMI cable to put between the TV and this switch. I connected the OnLive microconsole on port 2 and the PS3 on port. It automatically switches to the PS3 when is on, when i power off the PS3 it automatically switch back to the microconsole. Just like I wanted. It does not need an external AC adapter, and it comes with the required short HDMI cable. The only issue I have with it is the blue LED it is sooo bright it illuminates the entire back of the TV. I didn't like that, so I just put it face down and problem solve. I got it from here because it was the cheapest place I found online, even cheaper than the site with the eggs.
So I searched every where for a product that would be able to support my xbox and cable for my tv. My tv has only one hdmi port. This porduct was not only simple but it came with its own hdmi cable so that it can be inserted in the tv hdmi port. There is a primary and secondary port for this product. I put my xbox as the primary and cable secondary. So whenever I want to jump on the xbox all I have to do is turn it on. If I want to go back to cable I just turn off the xbox and instantly goes back to the secondary port, cable. Awesome product. So simple. So efficient. So affordable.
...well look no further. The StarTech 2-Port Auto High Speed HDMI Switch is exactly what your looking for, Easy to install and use. With plug and play and no download disks, this dual HDMI input single output makes it easy for novice users as well as audio/videophiles. You won't find a more inexpensive solution that provides optimum results for the money anywhere.
The switch was a very good value and it works very well, just as advertised. However a buyer should be aware of one thing. If you have Dish Network as your TV provider, this would not be a good idea to buy. The Dish receiver has a screen saver that is on when the unit is off. Therefore the video signal is always on and won't let the switch do its job. Even if you press the manual button, the unit returns to the dish receiver. Dish tech department offered no help with the problem at all. I now use the switch to go between two different Blue ray players. It works fine now that the screen saver is gone from the hookup.
I've only been using this little HDMI switch for a few days. So far, it is working great. Just plug the HDMI cables from your two HDMI input devices (in my case, it was the bluray, and cable box) into the "IN" ports and then plug the HDMI output cable that goes to the output device (for me, it's the TV) into the "OUT" port. That's it. The switch derives it's power from the HDMI cables to light the indicator LEDS, and enable the internal electronic switch (so no need for a power connection to it). Push a button on the face to switch between the two input devices. Pretty easy. The switch is tiny, and will fit anywhere that is convenient, but the LEDs are bright. I have it behind my equipment cabinet so that the light from the LEDS doesn't distract when room is darkened to watch a movie or something. Anyway, this switch works well, and I recommend it.
It does not switch automatically as advertised. However, works manually.
this works as expected
my tv has one hdmi input and i needed one more .i got this switch and it works as advertised,no more changing cables
I used this switch to hook up the DVD Player and the Roku to the same port in my TV. My TV only has 2 HDMI Ports and my other port is for Dish Satellite. It saves plugging and unplugging to hook up between the Roku and DVD Player. It came with a short HDMI Cable. Overstock had another short 12 inch HDMI cable. Works as well as direct hookup.
The StarTech does its job okay, but the auto-turn-on feature of my Blu Ray player kept telling the StarTech I wanted it to switch to it, when I did not. The problem was solved when I put a surge protector switch between the Blu Ray and the power supply to it. Now, whenever I want to used the Blue Ray, I just turn on the surge protector switch and the StarTech switch automatically activates it. This works fine for me because I always use the surge protector switches for entertainment appliances anyway so they cannot draw energy when not in use. Bottom line, the StarTech works excellent as advertised.
If you have a Time Warner Cable DVR, it will not switch automatically between this device and another. probably because the DVR is always "on".
Perfect...just as described plus it comes with an additional short HDMI cable to allow quick and easy hookup without having to buy anything else. The perfect solution to a HDTV that only has 1 or 2 HDMI inputs when all your gear needs access to those ports.
Easy to use. You don't need an adaptor and it comes with an HDMI cable(1 foot) HDMI was kinda short but it works perfect. Smaller than your cell phone and very easy to store behind your HDTV. It is a good buy plus it's "CHEAP".
I didn't want to spend to much on a HDMI switch box but I was not sure if this less expensive one would work as good. So far it has worked great. It's really small and very plastic feeling but it works well and that's all that matters. I do recommend.
using on a TV with only one HDMI port and I use my TV on the secondary port. This way when I power up my BlueRay it automatically switches. I have to wait for BlueRay to power up and connect ti the internet which takes but not to bad. When I turn off my Blueray it automatically goes back to TV. Only issues I have noticed is a couple of times I had to restart my Blueray to get it to switch correctly but only happened twice so far. Small device so space is not an issue
At first I thought there was a glitch with the HDMI switch but after disconnecting and reconnecting it the switch worked as advertised. I only needed a 2 port switch for my Dish receiver and DVD player. Works automatically without having to manually switch from one device to the other
It is a very good device snice it does what it says ... the only thing is that delay after changing from one source to another is like 2-3 seconds ... and after using it for a few times you would like to have a remote controller to switch sources ... but there is not. I would still recommend it.
I got this because I only have 2 HDMI inputs for my HDMI reciever, XBOX 360, and PS3. I hooked my gaming systems up to it since I do not use the PS3 very much. It works well most off the time but frequenlty at start up of my XBOX the picture and audio are very distorted (the picture has lines all over the place and the audio is a bunch of static). It usually goes away after a minute or two but is very annoying. It was to be expected for being one of the cheapest I could find and other than that it works just like stated.
The StarTech 2-Port Auto HDMI Switch, switching ports on it own, to the device that is often not active - ie no signal. Whats with that...? I am not impressed. I have not had time to call or otherwise communicate with the manufacturers service and support folk. I will probably be returning the device to Walmart or to the manufacturer in the near future.
Simple plug and play. Small device, no noticeable loss of signal quality. Does exactly what I needed it to. Automatic switching works perfectly.