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How to Connect Multiple HDMI Devices to Only One HDMI Input

With HDMI technology integrated into our digital life, it’s common for most people to have multiple HDMI devices such as video game consoles and Blue-ray players that need to be connected to the HDMI input on their HDTV. However, lots of HDTVs have only one HDMI input, especially those bought several years ago. With all these new HDMI sources, how does one get the desired inputs to the HDTV or HD monitor with one HDMI input? Don’t worry; connecting multiple HDMI devices to only one HDMI input can easily be accomplished by using a HDMI switcher.

A HDMI switch box is a device designed for users to connect multiple HDMI devices, such as DVD players, set-top boxes, into 1 HDTV or HD display without having to manually swap cables every time you need to use a different HDMI device. The basic models available are 3×1 HDMI switch and 5×1 HDMI switch. The 3X1 HDMI switcher means there are 3 inputs and 1 output that allows the user to switch between 3 HDMI sources, while the 5×1 HDMI switches allow the user to select up to 5 HDMI sources. By the way, we highly encourage users to select at least a 3 port model for future expandability. With a plethora of HDMI sources, for example PS3, Blu-Ray, HD DVD, Apple TV, and HD video cards coming to market, it is prudent to have at least 3 HDMI inputs available to your HDTV. 2-port HDMI switches will be 100% occupied as most HD home theaters will use a HD cable or satellite receiver and a HD DVD player.

HDMI switch box

HDMI Switcher Box

Tips for selecting the right and best HDMI switch?

-HDCP transparency: any HDMI switching box must pass HDCP data between source and monitor.

-HDMI 1.3: HDMI 1.3 is recommended since it is the latest version of most HDMI devices (except HDMI cables are with HDMI 1.4 version now). This will ensure that you protect your investment and have the bandwidth to support future applications.

- Backward compatibility with DVI-D: There is a mix of both HDMI and DVI-D devices in the field. Users should select a HDMI switch box rather than a DVI-D switch since HDMI is backward compatible with DVI-D.

-Expandability: 5 port HDMI switch is recommended for future expandability. If you use a 2 port, then you have no expandability. It is likely that future HD sources such as games stations, HD DVD player/recorders will utilize HDMI.

- Remote control: A remote control to select the desired channel is essential. Ensure you freely enjoy the program in distance and switch as you like.

- Smart function: sense the input source ports automatically, and bypass the port without signal. Switch to the last plugged input source port automatically when hot plugging. VVdeals HDMI switches are all of the smart function and its “Memory” setting will ensure you a wonderful digital life.

- External-Powered: It is important that the HDMI switch is powered independently from a dedicated power source. Some HDMI switches are powered directly from the HDMI cable to save cost, however this could load down the power from the HDMI source. The power carried on the HDMI cable is intended to power the internal EDID PROM inside the TV which stores the TV’s capabilities. It is not intended to power up external devices. And powered HDMI switchers will ensure you high performance for long distance transmission.

3D HDMI Switch Released for Incredible HD Experience

The 3D HDMI Switch allows you to switch between multiple HDMI sources (set top box, DVD players, video game stations, etc.) and your HD display effortlessly. The 3D HDMI switcher passes both digital and audio signals via one HDMI cable. With HDMI 1.3b certified, the 3D HDMI switcher will function well with most of the latest high definition HDMI or HDCP compliant DVI sources and new multi-channel formats like Dobly TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. As a smart HDMI switch it will intelligently select the correct HDMI source when turn it on so you can enjoy the program instead of fumbling with the remote. The included IR remote allows you to switch the input from the comfort of your viewing position. With 3D compatible, it allows you to enjoy an incredible vivid HD experience.

3d hdmi switch

Check the features of 2 types of 3D HDMI switch – 3×1 3D HDMI Switch and 5×1 3D HDMI Switch, to find the right one for your home theater.

* 3D Support
* Deep Color Support
* HD audio support
* HDMI V1.3b and HDCP compliant
* plug and play, no software driver is needed
* Works with HDMI or DVI-D, HDCP-enabled HDTV
* Transfer high definition video and digital audio via one HDMI cable
* Signal transmission rate up to 2.25Gbps
* Supports HDMI resolution up to 1080P, 3D(1080P/24Hz), and UXVGA resolution up 1920×1200
* Easy to switch 3 HDMI or DVI-D sources to one display.
* Smart SCAN technology intelligently selects the correct input. Approved by Wives and Kids!
* Backward compatible with DVI-D
* IR Remote Control included. Allows fast direct access to the desired channel.
* Energy Smart-Auto standby mode when HDTV turns OFF

Tech Datas:
Input Video Signal: 0.5 -1.0 volts p-p
Input DDC Signal: 5 volts p-p (TTL)
Max Single Link Range: 1920 x 1080
HDMI Resolutions: 480i/576i/480p/576p/720p/1080i/1080P, 3D(1080P/24Hz)
DVI Resolutions: 480p/576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080p
XUVGA: Up to 1920×1200
HD Audio format: LPCM, Dolby-AC3, DTS7.1, Dolby True HD/DTS-HD master Audio
HD Video Format: Deep Color
HDMI Version: HDMI 1.3, HDCP 1.2
Bandwidth: Up to 225MHz
Power supply: DC 5V@1A
Max. Power: 1.0W
TMDS Voltage: 1Vp-p
Resistance: 75Ω
Max. Transmission length:
-10 meters (powered from HDMI cable)
-15 meters (powered from power supply)
Remote control: Infrared.

Now with this 3D HDMI switch, it will allow you to switch multiple 3D and non-3D video sources to a 3D HDTV. With this 3D HDMI Switcher, you now can play 3D avatar video games whenever you want. Enjoy it!