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Metra ethereal CS-HDM5X1SW3

4K-compatible HDMI switcher (5 in/1 out)

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Easily switch between five HDMI sources

This versatile 5-input, 1-output switcher will feed multiple HDMI sources to a single input on your TV, sound bar, or receiver. It's perfect for situations where you're limited on available inputs, or want to run a single HDMI cable to your TV or projector. Use the front-panel input button or the included remote control to quickly toggle between connected devices.

Product Highlights:

  • HDMI switcher with 5 inputs and 1 output
  • front-panel input selector lets you easily toggle between 5 HDMI sources
  • supports resolutions up to 4K/60fps (10.2Gbps maximum bandwidth)
  • supports 3D, HDMI 2.0, and HDCP 2.2
  • not compatible with HDR (High Dynamic Range) content
  • includes remote control for easy source switching
  • supports control via RS-232
  • AC power adapter included
  • 8-5/8"W x 13/16"H x 3-1/8"D
  • weight: 1 lb.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • HDMI switcher (5 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
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5x1 HDMI Switcher: Metra's CS-HDM5X1SW3 HDMI switcher incorporates five 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, Satellite/Cable receiver, network media player, and more) on a single display (like your flat-panel TV or front projector).

HDMI 2.0 w/ 4K (60Hz) Support: Metra's 5x1 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 5x1 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 (1-5). The unit is equipped with a front-panel IR receiver. Controls include Power On/Off and HDMI Input (1-5) selection.

RS232 Port: The CS-HDM5X1SW3 HDMI switcher is also outfitted with a RS232 port for control from your computer. Controls include Power On/Off and HDMI Input (1-5) selection.

LED Indicators: The 5x1 HDMI switcher features four LEDs to indicate Power & Inputs 1-5.

Power Requirements: Metra's CS-HDM5X1SW3 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-HDM5X1SW3 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?

Wanted to by-pass HDMIs on Bose soundbar box, but still use it as an amplifier for bar and sub woofer. [ Richard  Jun 30, 2018 ]
to watch lsu baseball on sec espn channels [ JUSTIN D  Mar 07, 2018 ]
I need a HDMI switch that handles 4K signals, and this one had good reviews on several sites. [ ROBERT  Nov 27, 2017 ]

1 question already asked

It's rated to support 4K video (up to 60fps) but with a max bandwidth of 10.2Gbps (Ideally, you'll want up to 18Gbps). While it does support HDCP 2.2 (copy protection for 4K video sources) it will not pass any HDR metadata. So, no, I would not recommend it for use with a 4K AppleTV. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: [ Ryan  Jun 01, 2018 ]  Staff