Metra ethereal CS-HDM3X1SW3
HDMI switcher (3 in/1 out), 4K-compatible
Our take on the Metra ethereal CS-HDM3X1SW3 by Crutchfield's James Ralston
Add connections for more HDMI components
If your TV is running out of HDMI inputs, this add-on switcher from Metra is a simple solution. Its three HDMI inputs and single HDMI output are compatible with both high-def and Ultra HD signals — connect your 4K Blu-ray player, streaming box, and a latest-generation gaming console. Select sources using the included credit-card-style remote control.
- 3 in/1 out HDMI switcher
- supports HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 for passing 4K Ultra HD content
- wireless remote for powering on/off and selecting input
- RS-232 port for integrating into 3rd-party control systems
- requires AC power (adapter included)
- wall-mountable with included hardware
- LED indicators for power and output status
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- HDMI switcher (3 input/1 output)
- AC power adapter (attached 5' DC cord)
- Remote control
- CR2025 3V battery (installed in remote)
- 2 Brackets 4 Screws
- Owner's Manual
Unit does exactly what it is advertised to do.
PC, Broussard, LA
Metra ethereal CS-HDM3X1SW3 Reviews
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3x1 HDMI Switcher: Metra's CS-HDM3X1SW3 HDMI switcher incorporates three HDMI 2.0 inputs with one HDMI 2.0 output, allowing you to share and switch between multiple standard definition, high definition, or ultra high definition source devices (like a Blu-ray player, Game Console and Satellite/Cable receiver) on a single display (like your flat-panel TV or front projector).
HDMI 2.0 w/ 4K (60Hz) Support: Metra's 3x1 HDMI 2.0 switcher is compatible with ultra-HD video resolutions up to 4k @ 60Hz with support for 12-bit color. It is also compatible with high definition video up to 1080p @ 60Hz; even 3D video. It is also compatible with high definition video up to 1080p @ 60Hz; even 3D video. Other video resolutions supported include 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i. The switcher is capable of receiving and transmitting video bandwidths up to 6 00Mhz/10.2Gbps.
Up to 7.1ch Audio: The 3x1 HDMI 2.0 switcher supports up to LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio.
HDCP 2.2 Compliant: HDCP 2.2 is supported by all of the HDMI switcher's inputs & outputs; HDCP is short for "High bandwidth Digital Content Protection" and is used for 4K video copyright protection for compatibility with 4K Blu-ray players and 4K Satellite/Cable providers.
Remote Control: In addition to the HDMI switcher's front-panel input select button, the included IR remote control allows you to wirelessly operate the switcher and select source inputs (1-3). The unit is equipped with a front-panel IR receiver. Controls include Power On/Off and HDMI Input (1-3) selection.
RS232 Port: The CS-HDM3X1SW3 HDMI switcher is also outfitted with a RS232 port for control from your computer. Controls include Power On/Off and HDMI Input (1-3) selection.
LED Indicators: The 3x1 HDMI switcher features four LEDs to indicate Power & Inputs 1-3.
Power Requirements: Metra's CS-HDM3X1SW3 HDMI switcher operates off of standard household current using the supplied AC power adapter (Input: 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz, 0.2A; Output: 5.0V/1A).
Mounting Options: The CS-HDM3X1SW3 HDMI switcher can simply be placed horizontally on a flat-surface, such as on top of a shelf of a piece of AV furniture. It also comes with two mounting brackets to mount in vertically on a wall or piece of AV furniture (wall-mount screws not supplied).
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Why did you buy this?
I only needed three inputs and it was 4K capable. [ Tony Feb 26, 2018 ]
My recently delivered Samsung UN32M5300 TV only has one video HDMI input & I need 2. Should have done a better job researching, but the deal was too good. [ P Nov 04, 2017 ]