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WyreStorm Express SW-0501

HDMI switcher (5-in/1-out)

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Connect more sources to your current TV

With so many high-definition entertainment sources available these days – Blu-ray player, cable box, Apple TV®, laptop, video game system – you may be running out of HDMI inputs on your TV. The WyreStorm SW-0501 switcher lets you connect five different components to a single HDMI port. It supports video formats up to 1080p and is 3D-capable. Choose your connected source via the front-panel controls or the supplied remote. You can also integrate the SW-0501 with your existing universal remote.

Product Highlights:

  • connects up to 5 HDMI audio/video devices to 1 HDMI input on your TV or projector
  • supports most high-definition and standard-definition video formats up to 1080p, 3D-capable
  • simple plug-and-play connection -- no set-up, drivers, or software required
  • supports Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® audio
  • HDMI version 1.3
  • supports data rates up to 6.75Gbps
  • wireless remote
  • IR sensor for use with universal infrared remotes
  • 6-7/16"W x 3/4"H x 2-3/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • HDMI switcher (5 in/1 out)
  • Remote control (CR2025 3V battery installed)
  • IR receiver
  • 2 Mounting brackets

WyreStorm Express SW-0501 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(3 Reviews)

Perfect Solution

DavidB from San Clemente CA on 4/11/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Went HDMI wireless so I needed a Switcher to work multiple devices. This worked perfectly

Pros: Easy to hookup Intuitive remote

Cons: None

Didn't work...

Dave from Massachusetts on 11/9/2015

It looked nice, great packaging and an assortment of VAC connector options for different voltages i.e. 120/220 etc... however as I stated, displays signal for 3 seconds and then disappears unless you unplug / replug...

Pros: Looks nice...

Cons: Didn't work, they should incorporate a heavier tray as thick HDMI cables may cause it to move around and not stay flat to the service you set it up on...

Solid Switch - Worth My Upgrade

Crutchfield customer from Minneapolis, MN on 3/15/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was upgrading my entertainment stack to get all components on the main TV. Originally had a 4 HDMI switch from Razorfish. Now with this 5 port, I have everything hooked up. Set-up was easy, and connection to Harmony app was seamless.

Pros: Compact Fast switching Good price

Cons: None


Hands-on research

Product Research


HDMI Switcher (5 inputs/1 output): The WyreStorm Express EXP-SW0501 (v2) is an HDMI switcher that enables 5 HDMI audio/video sources to be simultaneously distributed to a single HDMI display output with control via front-panel buttons or IR remote. It offers full HD support for multichannel audio and all video formats up to 1080p/24Hz, including full 3D compatibility.

  • Video Amplifier Bandwidth: 6.75Gbps
  • Transmission distance: 1080p transmission up to 49'

HDMI 1.3: The WyreStorm EXP-SW0501 (v2)'s HDMI inputs/output are version 1.3  (HDCP1.0/1.1) and support most standard-definition and high-definition video formats up to 1080p with a transmission speed of 6.75Gbps. The EXP-SW0501 (v2) is also 3D capable and supports multi-channel audio up to 7.1ch, like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

  • Video Format Supported: 480i/576i/480p/576p/720p/1080i/1080p
  • Audio Format Supported: DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby True HD, multi-channel 5.1, 7.1, stereo

Input Select Control: The WyreStorm Express EXP-SW0501 (v2) features Input Select buttons (1-5) across its front-panel and on its IR remote control. Also includes an IR receiver, if the HDMI switcher is hidden.

Power Requirements: The WyreStorm Express EXP-SW-0501 (v2) draws it power directly from your HDMI cable of your source devices (no external power supply required). However, it is compatible with an external 5V DC power supply.

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Cheaper alternative to purchasing a AV receiver for switching HDMI inputs. [ Merrill  Aug 15, 2018 ]
Most cost effective item for my needs [ Peter J.  Jul 26, 2017 ]
Do not have enough HDMI inputs on television and everything that I have purchased from Crutchfield has been excellent quality. [ Michael  Nov 11, 2016 ]