WyreStorm Express SW-0501
HDMI switcher (5-in/1-out)
Our take on the WyreStorm Express SW-0501 by Crutchfield's Jeff Miller
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.
- 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
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HDMI Switcher (5 inputs/1 output): The WyreStorm Express SW0501 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 SW0501'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 SW0501 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 SW0501 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.
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Why did you buy this?
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 ]