No matter a TV or a Monitor, there are limits of HDMI ports. If I have a TV comes with 3 HDMI ports, I can connect 3 devices with this TV. For example, a DVD player, a Xbox One and a TV Box. OK, it is great ! But how about I want to connect my computer with the TV so that I can show something on TV using HDMI cable? or, I bought a TV Fire Stick recently, how can I find an extra HDMI ports on TV ?
You might say you can disconnect 1 device and connect another device using same HDMI port and cable. But, don’t you think it is not good to device, TV and all HDMI ports ? You might damage them. Or, if you have multiple devices need to play then you will have to frequently do plug out and plug in actions.
We can use a HDMI Switch to resolve our problem. A HDMI Switch can have multiple HDMI input ports connect with a single HDMI output port, this output port then connects to TV, with a switcher, so that multiple devices can connect with TV by press the switch but you do not need to plug in and plug out;
I bought this one from Amazon which earned good review and many customers:
-5 HDMI inputs / 1 HDMI output
-Supports up to 1080p resolutions / Supports 12-bit Deep color per channel; maximum of 36-bits across all channels / Supports 3D devices / Supports HDCP
-Supports audio formats such as DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD, LPCM7.1, PCM, DTS, Dolby Digital AC3
-24k gold-plated ports
– IR Remote Control and Power Supply included
Here is the box:
The content: HDMI Switch, Remote, Power Adapter, Remote IR Receiver and Manual.
Light 1 ~ Light 5 indicate Input HDMI port 1 ~ Input HDMI port 5. The SELECT button do the switch function. When we click it, if there are devices connected on this Switcher, then a working link will switch between all active HDMI ports. Each time there is only one input HDMI port can work with the output port to be a link. You can also use the remote to do the switching.
Here is a real case: we use Fosmon HD1832 5-Port HDMI Switch to connect 2 devices with our TV. Now we do not need to plug in and plug out HDMI cables, but we just use remote to connect or disconnect a device and switch link between multiple devices.
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