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  1. sprof's Avatar
    I ran out of HDMI ports on my tv. Will this work on an HDMI switch?
    07-27-2013 09:05 PM
  2. hydroz_23's Avatar
    It does not work on my 4 in 1 out switch or another 2 way one both from monoprice.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    07-27-2013 11:36 PM
  3. clankfu's Avatar
    That sucks. I ordered a 3X1 HDMI switch from Monoprice specifically for this purpose. Guess it's going back
    07-28-2013 03:25 AM
  4. Devlyn16's Avatar
    That is odd, why would it work in an a/v receiver but not a stand alone switch?
    07-28-2013 04:37 AM
  5. sprof's Avatar
    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.
    07-28-2013 05:37 AM
  6. gfearz's Avatar
    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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    07-28-2013 10:06 AM
  7. hydroz_23's Avatar
    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://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=Wae2yEXg

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
    07-28-2013 11:22 AM
  8. tillerrw's Avatar
    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.
    07-28-2013 11:33 AM
  9. j_grouchy's Avatar
    Works fine on my el cheapo switch.
    07-28-2013 11:56 AM
  10. radyoactive's Avatar
    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.
    07-28-2013 12:49 PM
  11. hydroz_23's Avatar
    It was plugged in. Tried plugging directly into wall and into my power center Hts 5100

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    07-28-2013 01:17 PM
  12. Moses Smith's Avatar
    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.
    07-28-2013 01:18 PM
  13. marcuscole's Avatar
    Works on my MediaBridge 3 port HDMI switch, along with a Roku 2.
    07-28-2013 10:36 PM
  14. vansmack's Avatar
    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.
    07-29-2013 11:52 PM
  15. sprof's Avatar
    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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    07-30-2013 05:18 AM
  16. clankfu's Avatar
    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.
    07-30-2013 05:22 AM
  17. CreeperCode's Avatar
    Mine is plugged into my 5 port hdmi switch and works.
    07-30-2013 07:34 AM
  18. Dan29466's Avatar
    07-30-2013 08:06 AM
  19. vansmack's Avatar
    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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    07-30-2013 11:08 AM
  20. Paulyboy's Avatar
    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
    07-31-2013 01:09 PM
  21. tillerrw's Avatar
    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.
    07-31-2013 01:16 PM
  22. Paulyboy's Avatar
    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
    07-31-2013 02:14 PM
  23. Groundhound's Avatar
    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.
    08-01-2013 04:08 PM
  24. hydroz_23's Avatar
    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
    Attached Thumbnails Is Chromecast compatible with an HDMI switch?-20130810_124156.jpg   Is Chromecast compatible with an HDMI switch?-55571.jpg  
    08-10-2013 02:48 PM
  25. Farish's Avatar
    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.
    08-10-2013 03:19 PM
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