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jeffrok
Level 11

HDMI splitter/switch suggestions..

I know this has been covered here before, but I know technologies change over time..

I have a TCL 1080p Roku TV that has 3 HDMI ports.. too bad I have 5 HDMI devices.. looking on Amazon, I see lots of 3 and 4 port HDMI splitters or switches, but most have at most, a 4-star rating. I feel most comfortable with products that have at least 4.5 stars.

Any recommendations, based on what you've owned and/or returned (because it worked poorly)? Do any of these splitters or switches also include USB power ports?

Do you recommend manual switching, or auto-switching, and how does the TV decide when to switch to that device if 2 of your other HDMI ports are built into the TV?

Sorry, lots of questions..

Thanks!

Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
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jeffrok
Level 11

Re: HDMI splitter/switch suggestions..

Bumping this thread..

Nobody here uses an HDMI switch? Looking for a a good, reasonably priced HDMI switch that just works. Preferably auto-switching, again only if that feature works well.
Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
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AndyCalling
Level 7

Re: HDMI splitter/switch suggestions..

I use a Belkin HDMI 4 port switch. It works well. I recommend one with a remote control. It does auto-switch, but such mechanisms are a bit hit and miss depending on the devices connected (especially if one is a Roku which puts out a constant signal) so a manual remote control option is best.
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jagreenough
Level 7

Re: HDMI splitter/switch suggestions..

I like monoprice

I agree with the remote suggestion. That way the switch will do what u want. Something like this

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=15373
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twiceover
Level 10

Re: HDMI splitter/switch suggestions..

I have a similar one from monoprice above.  It came with a remote, works fine.
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