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Kinivo 501BN Premium 5 port High speed HDMI switch with IR wireless remote and AC Power adapter - supports 3D, 1080p

by Kinivo
748 customer reviews
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B: 501BN - 5 Port
  • Switches 5 high speed HDMI inputs into one output
  • Can switch automatically (based on active input)
  • Supports manual switching using the supplied IR wireless remote or the button on the device
  • Supports 3D and HD resolutions upto 1080p
  • 1 year warranty
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Product details

Size: B: 501BN - 5 Port
  • Boxed-product Weight: 340 g
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  • Item model number: 501BN
  • ASIN: B0049SCB2Y
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 31 Aug. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (748 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Size Name: B: 501BN - 5 Port

Kinivo 501BN is a premium quality High speed HDMI Switch for your gaming or home theater setup. It allows for switching upto 5 HDMI inputs into one output and supports resolutions upto 1080p.

Easy plug & play operation
Simply plug in the hdmi input sources into the input connections and the output connection to your TV or projector. 501BN will automatically switch to the currently active input source if there is only one active input. If there are multiple active inputs, then you can select the input either using the IR remote or using the select button on the switch. The HDMI signal from the selected input is passed through to the output HDMI connection.

Quality Picture and Sound
- Automating switching(smart function), IR remote controlled switching or manual switching
- Supports 3D, HDCP 1.2 compliant; Deep color up to 36-bit
- Guaranteed 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i Resolutions
- Works with all HDTVs, Blu-ray players, Xbox 360, PS3, Apple TV (all versions) and other HDMI devices
- Helps reduce clutter of HDMI wires being fed into your HDTV
Note: Apple TV keeps its HDMI port active even in the sleep state. Hence, auto-switching may not work with the Apple TV. Manual switching can still be used in this scenario.

Contents
- Kinivo 501BN HDMI switch
- IR remote control with battery
- AC power adapter(UK adapter and 2-pin EU plug included)
- User manual (manual in English included; please visit Kinivo website for manuals in multiple languages)

Warranty
All Kinivo HDMI products are backed by a 1 year warranty. Please contact us via email if you have any questions.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By InSaNeCaT on 19 Aug. 2012
Size: B: 501BN - 5 Port Verified Purchase
Having 2 HDMI ports on my TV and a SKY HD box, Xbox 360, PS3, and BluRay player I've been making do with a cheap 3 way manual splitter. The WD TV Live box I recently bought was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back - and I don't like plugging things in and out my ports too often causing unnecessary wear and tear, so I looked for a new splitter and this one seemed ideal. In the box I had the splitter (which felt surprisingly weighty and well made when I took it out), a remote control, a UK plug as standard with an EU adaptor supplied too.

I like how the remote function is provided by an in-built IR receiver - many of these devices have a plug in IR receiver which means another wire and more clutter on your unit - not so with this wee box :)

I also like the way the ports all have lights to indicate the status of the port. This helped me figure out why the auto switching wasn't working properly at first - and it wasn't this HDMI switcher's fault, oh no.... it was my devices' fault for sending a signal even when in standby mode, tsk tsk. It seems my SKY HD box keeps the port active even when it's in standby. This is annoying as the instructions said if you turn off a device, and power on another it should switch automatically, but it wasn't.

However the instructions also tell you that it auto senses the ports in order 1 > 2 > 3 etc and if a device is active on the lowest number port then it will auto switch to this.... so the solution was to move the SKY box from port 1 to port 5 and now when xbox or ps3 get turned on it autoswitches to them, and when turned off it switches back to the SKY box without even needing to use the supplied remote, or worse - have to walk over and press a button on the switcher.
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66 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Silver Surfer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 July 2013
Size: B: 501BN - 5 Port Verified Purchase
I have used other HDMI switches, graduating from a 3-to-1 to a 5-to-1, all of which have been considerably smaller than is this. Some were self-powered but not all HDMI devices provide power over the line and not all cables will allow it. This is mains powered via an adapter (provided) and worked out of the box.

A previous 5-into-1 switch worked most of the time but occasionally needed to be disconnected from the device and reconnected in order for it to find the input source. On this, there are clear LED indicators to show whether or not a port is 'LIVE'.

No HDMI cables are provided, not even a short 0.5m output cable which is sometimes provided with some alternatives. However, highly priced cables are not needed and it works well with the modestly-priced Amazon Basics cables. You may have problems with some cables due to their use of oversized HDMI connectors, but the Amazon ones fit very well without intruding on the neighbours' space.

The output socket is at one end, inputs 1-4 along the back and input 5 and power input at the other end, which reduces over-crowding.

Although not the least expensive option, it is not over-priced and appears to be of reasonable build quality although the casing is plastic throughout. A remote control is provided but, based upon previous experience, it may only be rarely needed as most equipment appears to self-switch.

POSTSCRIPT

After several weeks' use, there has not yet been a need to disconnect and reconnect anything and every connected device has been recognised whenever and whichever is 'on'. This may therefore be a better and more reliable choice than some of the others used (2 from one brand, one from another).
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Clem on 30 Aug. 2013
Size: A: 301BN - 3 Port Verified Purchase
I bought the unit to allow me to connect two devices to one HDMI port. Overall, it does what it as on the tin, as the Ronseal advert goes. However, there are a couple of annoyances. Firstly, is the front panel blue light. It can be a bit distracting in a dark room. The second is that the power supply is the typical 'wall wart' type, so to power the unit off you have to unplug it -- annoying if you have a lot of kit, rack, etc. The biggest gripe is the auto-switching however. If you happen to be watching one device routed through the unit and another is powered-on (say a PVR), the unit auto-switches to that input. That's pretty annoying if you happen to be in the middle of a live TV broadcast, for example, on the first input and the unit auto-switches. I can't find any way to disable that function.

The unit is however well built, and operates as described. Auto-switching sometimes does result in a bit of 'HDMI snow' or a green screen for a couple of seconds, but the problem always clears. This is not uncommon with HDMI inputs, it's not specific to this unit. The printed instructions provided are clear and concise, and the little remote control is easy to use.

For the money paid it's a good, reliable (thus far) solution where you have to use a switch to share a single HDMI input. The auto-switching can be both a blessing and a nuisance but for the costs involved it's easy to forgive. Buy with confidence.

Clem
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pete S on 9 May 2012
Size: A: 301BN - 3 Port Verified Purchase
My tv only has one HDMI connection and I have 3 HDMI sources so this 3 port switch ticked all the boxes for me. All HDMI connections are situated to the rear of the box which is ideal. I did, initially, experience a problem with one of the inputs which was sourced by a Freeview box. The box was supplied with its own cable, but after changing it for a higher quality cable, the green screen of death issue was resolved....beware of using cheaper and inferior HDMI cables!
The box and remote control function perfectly and I definitely recommend this value for money product.
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