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Posted 17th Oct 2020

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Needing an extra HDMI port for my upcoming PS5, so will be using this to connect my PS4 and dedicated Blu-Ray player

  • The Duronic HDMI Switcher auto switches smartly between up to 3 HDMI sources to one high definition display up to FULL HD 1080p and higher resolutions, with no loss Full HD quality.
  • The 3 way HDMI switches from Duronic are used for when you do not have enough HDMI sockets on your TV to cater for all your HDMI compatible appliances. Highly compatible with std HDMI devices. Manual switch override.
  • Example: Your TV has 1 HDMI socket, however you have a TV box, PS3 and a DVD player. You have to unplug and plug in different cables to use different appliances. Our switch will allow you to connect 3 or more devices depending on model and if the appliance allows auto switching.
  • The Duronic Switch is Self-powering via HDMI cable. Can support up to 25m HDMI cable lengths in each port. Ultra compact design (5cm by 5cm). 24K Gold-plated connector plug contacts.
  • Always use good quality HDMI cables to work with your switch. Check out the Duronic HDMI cable range to be sure you have a good cable to do your switching for you. HDCP compliant. Fully HDMI Certified. RoHS & CE approved
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Top comments
Robloxian17/10/2020 22:25

Really? Intermittent how? Did you try a different lead?


There was a picture... Then there wasn't... Then there was... Then there wasn't... Then there was...
Dembe17/10/2020 22:29

There was a picture... Then there wasn't... Then there was... Then there …There was a picture... Then there wasn't... Then there was... Then there wasn't... Then there was...


Then what happened?
I think it does 4k@30Hz only and supports HDMI 1.4 max. Ideally you need 4k@60Hz and HDMI 2.0 compliant for future proofing.
Edited by: "peecee98" 17th Oct
Dembe17/10/2020 22:29

There was a picture... Then there wasn't... Then there was... Then there …There was a picture... Then there wasn't... Then there was... Then there wasn't... Then there was...


The PS4 doesn't provide enough power through HDMI for this to work. You'd need a HDMI switcher that you can plug power into.
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I had this and it didn’t work with my PS4... kept getting an intermittent picture.
woster17/10/2020 22:22

I had this and it didn’t work with my PS4... kept getting an intermittent p …I had this and it didn’t work with my PS4... kept getting an intermittent picture.


Really? Intermittent how? Did you try a different lead?
Robloxian17/10/2020 22:25

Really? Intermittent how? Did you try a different lead?


There was a picture... Then there wasn't... Then there was... Then there wasn't... Then there was...
This is just the price, what's the deal?
Have these, can be daisy chained if that little tid bit of info helps anyone
I need one of them for Chromecast, then the second review says it doesn't work well with Chromecast
Dembe17/10/2020 22:29

There was a picture... Then there wasn't... Then there was... Then there …There was a picture... Then there wasn't... Then there was... Then there wasn't... Then there was...


The PS4 doesn't provide enough power through HDMI for this to work. You'd need a HDMI switcher that you can plug power into.
MR112317/10/2020 22:56

I need one of them for Chromecast, then the second review says it doesn't …I need one of them for Chromecast, then the second review says it doesn't work well with Chromecast


Probably need a powered switch that does HDCP or something.
Nick17/10/2020 22:58

Probably need a powered switch that does HDCP or something.


Thanks will look out for one.
I have this for last 2 days. Have been working well between a laptop and firestick
MR112317/10/2020 22:56

I need one of them for Chromecast, then the second review says it doesn't …I need one of them for Chromecast, then the second review says it doesn't work well with Chromecast



If you have one of these connected to a chromecast and a blu-ray player, the chromecast will always be on, and if you turn another device on, it should override it and be on screen.
Dembe17/10/2020 22:29

There was a picture... Then there wasn't... Then there was... Then there …There was a picture... Then there wasn't... Then there was... Then there wasn't... Then there was...


Then what happened?
I think it does 4k@30Hz only and supports HDMI 1.4 max. Ideally you need 4k@60Hz and HDMI 2.0 compliant for future proofing.
Edited by: "peecee98" 17th Oct
peecee9817/10/2020 23:13

I think it does 4k@30Hz only and supports HDMI 1.4 max. Ideally you need …I think it does 4k@30Hz only and supports HDMI 1.4 max. Ideally you need 4k@60Hz and HDMI 2.0 compliant for future proofing.


Would it support HDR you think?
Robloxian17/10/2020 23:15

Would it support HDR you think?


Don't think so, according to this you need HDMI 2.0

blog.son-video.com/en/2019/08/is-it-necessary-to-change-your-hdmi-cables-to-enjoy-4k-ultra-hd-hdr-picture-2019/

If you got loads of fancy 4K would you not be better spending more money and getting a better quality switcher?

If you're waiting for the PS5 I think you should be aiming for at least HDMI 2.0b

techradar.com/uk/news/hdmi-21-isnt-necessary-for-ps5-says-sony-product-manager

The TechRadar article says E-Arc on HDMI 2.0b offers lossless passthrough to Soundbars,but I think that's only for 2 channels.
Edited by: "pants" 17th Oct
Dembe17/10/2020 22:29

There was a picture... Then there wasn't... Then there was... Then there …There was a picture... Then there wasn't... Then there was... Then there wasn't... Then there was...


Nick is spot on, you need a powered switcher to use with PS4. I ended up using something like this from Neoteck:

amazon.co.uk/Neo…8-9

It has a usb cable as the power supply, it worked fine for me (press Ps4 controller button to turn on PS4 and it would auto switch) but some swear by have a DC power adapter you plug into a socket
I'm using this exact one on my 22" Philips bedroom TV. PVR, Chromecast, satellite on it. All work well. Just annoyed it's not auto switch.

EDIT - Just had a look and it's identical but branded Betron. Must be the same internals though.
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Edited by: "rauca" 18th Oct
nectar17/10/2020 23:47

Nick is spot on, you need a powered switcher to use with PS4. I ended up …Nick is spot on, you need a powered switcher to use with PS4. I ended up using something like this from Neoteck:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Neoteck-Splitter-Splitters-Amplifier-Projector-Black/dp/B01M347UUU/ref=mp_s_a_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=hdmi+splitter+powered&qid=1602974674&sr=8-9It has a usb cable as the power supply, it worked fine for me (press Ps4 controller button to turn on PS4 and it would auto switch) but some swear by have a DC power adapter you plug into a socket


Only thing with that though is that you won't get HDR through it if you have a 4K TV.
woster17/10/2020 22:22

I had this and it didn’t work with my PS4... kept getting an intermittent p …I had this and it didn’t work with my PS4... kept getting an intermittent picture.



I had the same, it seems to be really picky with cables. Then I bought this switcher and not had a problem with the same cables, and includes a remote too amazon.co.uk/gp/…2Y/

Edit: Wow, that's really gone up in price since I bought it!
Edited by: "ChrisRX" 18th Oct
nectar17/10/2020 23:47

Nick is spot on, you need a powered switcher to use with PS4. I ended up …Nick is spot on, you need a powered switcher to use with PS4. I ended up using something like this from Neoteck:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Neoteck-Splitter-Splitters-Amplifier-Projector-Black/dp/B01M347UUU/ref=mp_s_a_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=hdmi+splitter+powered&qid=1602974674&sr=8-9It has a usb cable as the power supply, it worked fine for me (press Ps4 controller button to turn on PS4 and it would auto switch) but some swear by have a DC power adapter you plug into a socket



That's a splitter not a switch.
I used one of the exact ones year back for switching between my pc and ps4, worked great
They are hit-and-miss. Personally I don't think the technology is mature enough.

One minute you think everything is working perfectly the next you are rebooting everything.
I've had a lot of trouble getting HDMI switches for my TV. An awful lot of them seem to have incompatible chipsets in them. I have 3 which look identical but 2 have a different chipset which doesn't work. The other works fine but was purchased years ago! Now I have 8 devices and 7 sockets (3 in TV, one of which contains a 5 port switch). Interestingly the 5 port switches are actually 2 3 port ones in 1 box.
Dembe17/10/2020 22:29

There was a picture... Then there wasn't... Then there was... Then there …There was a picture... Then there wasn't... Then there was... Then there wasn't... Then there was...



That's called blinking


Intermittent issues are usually caused by poor quality HDMI cables

by the way, as well as HDR this splitter won't give your 4k at 60hz either, maybe not even 4k @ 30hz

Surely if you guys are getting a ps5 or series x, you're not playing games at 1080p?
Edited by: "Jace_Phoenix" 18th Oct
In the end I went with one that came with a little remote control. Then I use that if the auto switch gets 'confused'
Does anyone know how to capture
HDMI signals digitally? ie If we want to ‘record’ something to my computer
Kartnet18/10/2020 07:54

Does anyone know how to captureHDMI signals digitally? ie If we want to …Does anyone know how to captureHDMI signals digitally? ie If we want to ‘record’ something to my computer


Google OBS
Arkz18/10/2020 00:22

That's a splitter not a switch.


I don't know what's the difference tbh in this case as the splitter auto switches between sources like the switch and there is a button on it to manual switch
Been through a few of these, last on average about a year, usually the switching button stops working.
because it's not been called a splitter.
Edited by: "friar_chris" 18th Oct
Sounds like I've been lucky - bought one of these at PS4 launch, and it's worked well ever since with a One and a Switch plugged in as well.
peecee9817/10/2020 23:13

I think it does 4k@30Hz only and supports HDMI 1.4 max. Ideally you need …I think it does 4k@30Hz only and supports HDMI 1.4 max. Ideally you need 4k@60Hz and HDMI 2.0 compliant for future proofing.


This is the important part, if you're buying a PS5, you should plug it in direct to the tv / monitor.

At least you'll get the 4k 60hz on tv, doubt many people have 4k 120hz yet.
Or just buy a proper TV with 4 HDMI
I have a different brand of basically the same thing it and didn't work out of the box. I modified it to get it to work. Depending on the device connected, not enough power was coming out of the HDMI signal to power the HDMI switch to actually do anything and I got no picture. I took it apart and soldered in a mini USB connector and filed away some of the housing so I could connect external power. Best to get one with a dedicated power supply.
Had some mixed experiences with these, they either work amazing or not at all.

From what I can tell from limited research it is down to HDMI power and the sense/detect pins, the HDMI spec allows a device to draw 5v power from the TV using a pin/connection in the cable, the cheaper switch boxes use this to power the switch which is perfectly fine if the tv was designed properly but some manufacturers omit it for some reason. Similar situation on the input side, there is a pin to detect if something is connected, again manufacturers appear to leave it out of their device and without the sense/detect pin the box doesn't know if something is connected. Sometimes cheaper cables are also simply missing the pin/connections inside to save costs on copper.


If you have a decent tv from a major brand i.e Samsung, LG, Panasonic etc, a decent cable, and a decent device from a reputable company then the cheap switch box should work.
Tried more expensive one and it did not work.
I had one of these for years, a solid purchase.
heat added
Bear in mind these used to be great but unless they are updated to HDMI 2.0, people will have toruble with these on 4K devices.
I got one of these last year and it lasted just six months before it stopped working. To be fair, I returned it to them and they offered to replace it and then a refund when I declined the replacement.
I thought that I'd just been unlucky and from the comments on here and on Amazon, it seems that there's an element of luck of the draw with them.
Edited by: "momble" 18th Oct
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