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A good HDMI switch. XBOX ONE owners be very wary.
on 2 February 2016
I bought one of these to connect both my PS4 and XBOX ONE (previously XBOX 360) to my sound system. My sound system only has one HDMI port that can support games consoles, so I needed to buy a switch so I could use both consoles without having to manually unplug HDMI cables all the time. It is powered by two devices that are connected to it, no external power is needed.
I first had it set so that the Output is to my sound system (obviously that has not changed), Input 1 to my PS4, and Input 2 to my XBOX 360. This set up caused me no problems. If playing on the PS4, I could turn on the XBOX 360 and it would work, and then when finished with the XBOX, I could turn it off, and continue using the PS4 with no problems.
My only problems arose when I purchased the XBOX ONE. When I had the XBOX ONE connected to Input 2, I found that when I turn it off after using it, the picture would not switch back to the PS4, I had to manually change the input once or twice (with the button), for the picture to come back. The problem even happens if I switch the inputs for each console.
Sometimes, when using the XBOX ONE, (usually after switching) the picture quality would revert to 480p with a widescreen-on-full screen look. I don't know if these problems are caused by the switch or the XBOX ONE, but I would guess the switch. All I know is, if you use an XBOX ONE with this product, be prepared to manually switch the inputs or even restart your devices. This product worked faultlessly on my PS4 and XBOX 360.
Overall, it is a very clever idea, the design is simple, the size is only approx. 5cm x 5cm, and does not need external power. If you are looking for an HDMI switch, this is a good choice, just be wary if you own an XBOX ONE.