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    Default Is Chromecast compatible with an HDMI switch?

    I ran out of HDMI ports on my tv. Will this work on an HDMI switch?
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    Default Re: compatible with an HDMI switch?

    It does not work on my 4 in 1 out switch or another 2 way one both from monoprice.

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    Default Re: compatible with an HDMI switch?

    That sucks. I ordered a 3X1 HDMI switch from Monoprice specifically for this purpose. Guess it's going back
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    That is odd, why would it work in an a/v receiver but not a stand alone switch?
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    Default Re: compatible with an HDMI switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by hydroz_23 View Post
    It does not work on my 4 in 1 out switch or another 2 way one both from monoprice
    Thanks. Make sure you add feedback on Monoprice's site.

    I was going to order this For only $8.41 each when QTY 50+ purchased - 3X1 Mini HDMI Switch

    Looks like I'll have to move my bluray and Xbox to the switch and Chromecast to the TV.
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    Default Re: compatible with an HDMI switch?

    It works in my 3x1 switch. I can't remember for sure but believe it was from MonoPrice. I've had it several years.

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    Default Re: compatible with an HDMI switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by sprof View Post
    Thanks. Make sure you add feedback on Monoprice's site.

    I was going to order this For only $8.41 each when QTY 50+ purchased - 3X1 Mini HDMI Switch

    Looks like I'll have to move my bluray and Xbox to the switch and Chromecast to the TV.
    Yep I will be switching some things around too. This is the one I have

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...t=1#largeimage

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    Default Re: compatible with an HDMI switch?

    It works in my very inexpensive switch that I got from either monoprice or meritline a number of years back. The switch is supposed to automatically switch to the most recently active port but doesn't seem to do that well. I have to push the button to select the port I want to use, not that big of a deal. I'm not sure on the specifics of how the Chromecast is supposed to turn on your TV when you send video to it but I know that doesn't work when using the switch. I haven't tried with it connected directly to the TV.
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    Default Re: compatible with an HDMI switch?

    Works fine on my el cheapo switch.
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    Default Re: compatible with an HDMI switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by hydroz_23 View Post
    It does not work on my 4 in 1 out switch or another 2 way one both from monoprice.

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    Any chance you didn't have it plugged into a power source? The switch won't detect it without a signal.
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    It was plugged in. Tried plugging directly into wall and into my power center Hts 5100

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    Default Re: compatible with an HDMI switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by tillerrw View Post
    It works in my very inexpensive switch that I got from either monoprice or meritline a number of years back. The switch is supposed to automatically switch to the most recently active port but doesn't seem to do that well. I have to push the button to select the port I want to use, not that big of a deal. I'm not sure on the specifics of how the Chromecast is supposed to turn on your TV when you send video to it but I know that doesn't work when using the switch. I haven't tried with it connected directly to the TV.
    CEC I believe is the technology that is behind turning on the t.v. when it's off. I unfortunately can't take advantage of it because I have the CC powered by the open usb port on my tv which doesn't provide power when the tv is off.
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    Default Re: Is Chromecast compatible with an HDMI switch?

    Works on my MediaBridge 3 port HDMI switch, along with a Roku 2.
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    Default Re: compatible with an HDMI switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by sprof View Post
    Thanks. Make sure you add feedback on Monoprice's site.

    I was going to order this For only $8.41 each when QTY 50+ purchased - 3X1 Mini HDMI Switch

    Looks like I'll have to move my bluray and Xbox to the switch and Chromecast to the TV.
    I bought that exact switch and can confirm that it works fine. I have a Roku in one, Tivo in two and the Chromecast in three and they all work.
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    Default Re: compatible with an HDMI switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by vansmack View Post
    I bought that exact switch and can confirm that it works fine. I have a Roku in one, Tivo in two and the Chromecast in three and they all work.
    Good to know, thanks.

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    Default Re: compatible with an HDMI switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by vansmack View Post
    I bought that exact switch and can confirm that it works fine. I have a Roku in one, Tivo in two and the Chromecast in three and they all work.
    Is there a significant advantage to having a powered HDMI switch over an unpowered one? The powered ones are more expensive.
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    Default Re: compatible with an HDMI switch?

    Mine is plugged into my 5 port hdmi switch and works.
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    Default Re: compatible with an HDMI switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by clankfu View Post
    Is there a significant advantage to having a powered HDMI switch over an unpowered one? The powered ones are more expensive.
    If your HDMI cable runs are short, you likely don't need powered switches. HDMI requires power from the source to work and over long cable runs you will start to see degradation in PQ and AQ. An alternative is to use a powered switch to keep the signal strong.

    Some have also noticed that powered switches handle auto-switching better than non-powered switches, but since all three of my devices are "always-on" devices, auto-switching has never really worked for me, so I opted for the cheap manual switch, mostly because of it's tiny form factor.
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    Default Re: compatible with an HDMI switch?

    I have one of those TVs that just refuses to automatically switch to the correct input when I start casting a video. I have the ChromeCast plugged into a power outlet. I suppose my cable set-top box could also be considered "always on" just like the ChromeCast. If I were to get one of the HDMI switches mentioned in this thread would that solve this problem if I prioritized the inputs correctly?

    -PN
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    Default Re: compatible with an HDMI switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulyboy View Post
    I have one of those TVs that just refuses to automatically switch to the correct input when I start casting a video. I have the ChromeCast plugged into a power outlet. I suppose my cable set-top box could also be considered "always on" just like the ChromeCast. If I were to get one of the HDMI switches mentioned in this thread would that solve this problem if I prioritized the inputs correctly?

    -PN
    I have a cheap switch and this doesn't correct the problem for me. Granted my Panasonic plasma TV is from December 2005 so it might just be that my TV is not capable of CEC or whatever Panasonic calls it.
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    Default Re: compatible with an HDMI switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by tillerrw View Post
    I have a cheap switch and this doesn't correct the problem for me. Granted my Panasonic plasma TV is from December 2005 so it might just be that my TV is not capable of CEC or whatever Panasonic calls it.
    I have an LG HDTV from three or four years ago with LG's Simplelink" but it doesn't work with this. I was hoping one of these HDMI switches would correct this problem.

    -PN
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    Default Re: compatible with an HDMI switch?

    Just received my Chromecast today and it works on my Monoprice HDX-401TA "4X1 HDMI Switcher w/ Toslink & Digital Coaxial Port (Rev.2) w/ 3D support". I have Chromecast on port 1, Roku3 on port 2, Blueray disc player on port 3, and Comcast DVR on port 4; audio is split via optical coax to my receiver. Everything (except the Chromecast, obviously) including the switch is controlled via Harmony remote.
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    Default Re: compatible with an HDMI switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Groundhound View Post
    Just received my Chromecast today and it works on my Monoprice HDX-401TA "4X1 HDMI Switcher w/ Toslink & Digital Coaxial Port (Rev.2) w/ 3D support". I have Chromecast on port 1, Roku3 on port 2, Blueray disc player on port 3, and Comcast DVR on port 4; audio is split via optical coax to my receiver. Everything (except the Chromecast, obviously) including the switch is controlled via Harmony remote.
    I looked a little closer and checked my invoice and the part # is 500112 (PID 5557). So maybe mine is older. If you look at the picture, you will see its almost identical except for the labels. Maybe I need to swap
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    Quote Originally Posted by hydroz_23 View Post
    I looked a little closer and checked my invoice and the part # is 500112 (PID 5557). So maybe mine is older. If you look at the picture, you will see its almost identical except for the labels. Maybe I need to swap
    Solidmate is a trademark of Monoprice. Was yours in the clearance section maybe? Contact them, those are real employees you are talking to through their chat.
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