5 Stars By Nick on 2017-08-14
Just what my junk tv needed
Besides this thing's led that's bright enough to take down aircraft, it's a fantastic product. I just put a piece of tape over that sonb!tch and it keeps from burning out our guest's retinas. The "tiny remote" as we call it, to my surprise hasn't been lost in the abyss of the couch or someone's rectum. I do enjoy the fact that there is a switch on the box itself for when the inevitable happens. BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!!! Little did you realize upon purchasing this marvel of the modern age that you have invited a super intelligent austrian death machine that senses when a device is powered on. Hell at first I didn't trust it, but once the boy taught it to say "hasta la vista baby" and use it's power for good I came around. Five stars.
5 Stars By Anthony T. on 2017-08-17
If you need a Multi-Port HDMI Switcher than definitely get this one.
I needed a Multi-port HDMI switcher and after doing some research, several websites claimed that this was one of the best to buy for the low price...they were right. The HDMI Switcher works like a dream without degrading quality of the video. I was a little worried that the HDMI Switcher wasn't going to work since you can attach 5 devices to the Switcher but it works really well and again no degradation. The only complaint that i have is the remote. The remote barely works half the time and it's small so it's easy to get lost in the couch or just around your place. The good part is you don't have to use the remote, the Switcher has a button on the device that lets you switch inputs the remote is just for convenience...which turns out isn't really convenient. Overall, I highly recommend buying this if you need a very simple HDMI Switcher that works. Will definitely buy again.
P.S. I really like how small the HDMI Switcher is it makes it easy to hide away underneath a tv stand or in a drawer hiding all those wires which is a huge plus for me.
5 Stars By Mike on 2016-10-11
Great (5x1 - 5 inputs to 1 output) HDMI solution for the price!
Very competitively priced, and great value for the functionality it delivers. I've got 2 of these - one I use in my home office (seen in photo) and one I use with my home entertainment system to route HDMI signals from Chromecast, console and Apple TV inputs.
Call-out to how the unit works regarding automatic switching: this is built in to recognize, and switch to the newest signal i.e. if you turn on a device, the switcher sees its input signal and automatically switches to the recent device's input (in my home entertainment setup). If you time it right, this saves you having to know which input is what - just power up your TV FIRST, then power up whatever device you want to watch.
Otherwise, switching is a breeze - sometimes taking a bit of a lag for the IR signal to register. Line of sight is important, to state the obvious with IR, so make sure your sensor is within clear view of where you will be operating the remote. With as many inputs as this supports, another callout is that you will want to learn what goes where - my household is constantly confused by which input is the PlayStation, vs. the Chromecast, and so on.
All-told, great device for the price.
5 Stars By Timothy Heard on 2016-06-12
A Perfect Accessory for HD Gaming!
After it arrived, I used it to connect my TV to my PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Wii U. When I had all 5 consoles on, I was able to change which console gets displayed on the TV via the with no problems. The use of the remote needs a bit of work on my part, most likely due to the positioning of the infrared red extender. Overall, I highly recommend this accessory to any gamer looking to make use of his/her console collection.
I positioned the infrared red extender properly and the remote works well, perfect for switching consoles from the comfort of your gaming chair!
4 Stars By Peter Olafson on 2017-06-28
We needed a hub of some kind so we don't have to switch cables. This little one works just fine.
We have more HDMI inputs than our TV accepts and we needed a hub of some kind so as not to constantly switch cables. This little one works just fine.
I just needed to buy a cable to link the box to the TV. And performance has been largely issue-free.
Granted, the remote's range can be poor, and perhaps a larger unit with a steel case would lie flat. (This plastic one doesn't come close with so many cables in play.) But in perspective those are small complaint about a gadget that does just what it's supposed to do.
5 Stars By Rakki on 2017-07-11
Wonderful! Just be sure to check if the battery is in the right way!!
The remote doesn't work, and it's near impossible to get the battery compartment open.
EDIT: The remotes battery was in upside-down, and I used a flathead screwdriver to press the button to open the battery compartment, the device works wonderfully now, changing review to 5 stars!
5 Stars By MWJII on 2013-09-02
Wow,glad I found this,works great.
I only have two hdmi on my tv and this expands it quite nicely. The remote is a nice feature,but I don't use it cause it automatically knows I'm using roku or Bluray player. This is a must if your tv has a limited amount of hdmi outlets.
Update 10/8/13 have been working with this for some time now and it has not failed me yet and the only thing I can say is this is GREAT! I have my Roku,Bluray,and now chromecast hooked up and it transfers over nicely to each device. Well worth the cost,ease of setup and usage.
5 Stars By Julie Gazley on 2017-08-02
If your tv does not have enough hdmi ports, this will help you a lot. I needed extra ports to add my blue ray player, cable box, three game systems and a RokuStick at the same time. This makes things so much easier. This has a small remote that will change which port you are wanting to use.
5 Stars By ilive4fun on 2015-12-02
5 Stars! Great Quality and works VERY WELL with my Hi Def equipment! The small remote is easily lost so velcro to a larger one
I am very impressed with the quality of this item. The first, the switch box is made out of real live metal, not cheesy plastic!
I am using it to add a couple extra HDMI ports to my television for streamers - A game console Xbox 360 , a DirecTV cable box and a couple HDMI streaming video services as well. Google Chromecast, Roku 3, AirBox DVR (Not impressed with AirBox with such low rez for any of todays high def televisions but the price was great), all connected through this little gem! It switched automatically when you activate an item as you turn it on for the first time. There is a remote control which works but it wants absolute line of site to its small floating receiver (which is visible). This is good and bad. You can see this small receiver pretty easily but, on the plus side, you are able to place it somewhere near your switchbox but still have it visible from the front of the entertainment space, so you can get the line of site from your seat to the small cleverly placed control receiver. The cord is quite short for an elaborate bookshelf type system. You might need to figure out an extension. It did work well for my configuration however. I like this switch box very much. It seems a quality item. Whether it lasts or not is another story. I'll edit in a year if it still works. The remote control switcher is quite small but works fine. Though with a slight delay from button push to button push. Works well with all my HDMI recording and playback requirements. Will be interesting to see if the quality build actually lasts! Hope so!
4 Stars By Daryl on 2015-10-09
Five inputs 15 dollars with a few problems.
My feelings on this switcher are mixed. The price is great for what it is.
Works with all modern game consoles(currently have a PS3,ps4 and 360 hooked up)
Ir sensor and remote
Blue LEDs stay on
I'll explain my cons in further detail. The layout is a little annoying as it has some type of input you have to use on three sides of the box. So trying to keep cords neat is hard.
The ir sensor and remote don't work and the button on the box will not change the inputs. It hasn't been a problem since the box will auto sense my game consoles and will change to the input automatically.
The power wart unfortunately I have to use. Nothing I own will power this thing without it. Also the cord is like less than two feet long which is a little ridiculous.
Lastly the blue LEDs never go off unless you unplug it.
Overall it works and it was 15 dollars so it will get 4 stars. The auto sense is nice as I really didn't want to use the remote.