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HDMI Switch For 4K60 HDR 4:4:4

I’m looking for a HDMI switch (4-5 inputs) that can handle 4k60 HDR hopefully up to 4:4:4. I’ve been looking at some but a lot of reviews state that the actual performance doesn’t actually measure up to the performance advertised. I’m hoping folks here will know which ones are actually good and worth buying.

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How much do those run? The fact that I have to request a quote makes me think it’s expensive.

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Yikes. I couldn’t even justify spending that much on a good receiver which will do the HDMI switching and give me great sound on top of it. I’m looking for something much, much cheaper, like around $100 or less.

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Yikes. I couldn’t even justify spending that much on a good receiver which will do the HDMI switching and give me great sound on top of it. I’m looking for something much, much cheaper, like around $100 or less.
check out monoprice and amazon.

but YMMV
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check out monoprice and amazon.

but YMMV
At Monoprice even the highest spec switches have lots of reviews of people stating that they don’t do the full bandwidth signal like they should. On amazon if you search for HDMI it’s basically the Wild West with tons of sure to be garbage Chinese stuff. That’s why I came here to see if anyone would have any good suggestions.

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well. there was one above urs, but u didnt want to pay the price.

at only 100 bucks, good luck.

not sure why u don't just buy an AV receiver? Why do you need just a switch?

I had bought this one for a a client, but wasnt great.... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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well. there was one above urs, but u didnt want to pay the price.

at only 100 bucks, good luck.

not sure why u don't just buy an AV receiver? Why do you need just a switch?

I had bought this one for a a client, but wasnt great.... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
u def get what you pay for.
Well yeah the price was crazy high, of course I wouldn’t want to pay that. As for the reason I don’t want a receiver, this is for a bedroom TV and space is an issue, not to mention I don’t want to spend quite so much as a receiver will cost. It’s just strange that there’s a lack of affordable HDMI switches out there. I mean take a $400 receiver and strip away all the functionality but the HDMI switching and it really doesn’t seem all that crazy that that could cost ~$100. Maybe I’m just SOL and there are no good, affordable options.

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Well yeah the price was crazy high, of course I wouldn’t want to pay that. As for the reason I don’t want a receiver, this is for a bedroom TV and space is an issue, not to mention I don’t want to spend quite so much as a receiver will cost. It’s just strange that there’s a lack of affordable HDMI switches out there. I mean take a $400 receiver and strip away all the functionality but the HDMI switching and it really doesn’t seem all that crazy that that could cost ~$100. Maybe I’m just SOL and there are no good, affordable options.

u can try that amazon link above, and see if it works well for you. if its only for 1 TV, no need for the matrix, so im sure it will work fine for you acting just a switch
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u can try that amazon link above, and see if it works well for you. if its only for 1 TV, no need for the matrix, so im sure it will work fine for you acting just a switch
I’ll check that one out, thanks.

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When I worked for a residential A/V company a few years ago we had good success with Key Digital products. My friend that worked there with me still uses his 2x1 HDR switch he got two years ago daily with AppleTV 4K/Roku Ultra and has had zero problems with it.

https://keydigital.org/category/18
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Key Digital stuff isn't Amazon cheap either. More like the first link likely was.

I would just hit up Amazon or Monoprice and try it out. Keep in mind that the cabling for 4K is a huge issue and that you need to keep the runs as short as possible. If you use 4K 18Gb/s rated cabling in and out, try to keep the runs under 6 feet if possible.

Longer runs really hurt the chance of 4K working, and most issues with 4K are not going to be due to the switcher, but because the cable simply can't handle the bandwidth necessary.

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Yikes. I couldn’t even justify spending that much on a good receiver which will do the HDMI switching and give me great sound on top of it. I’m looking for something much, much cheaper, like around $100 or less.
I've been there, and done that. At least 4 or 5 times. The cheap ones--I think I've purchased every brand available on Amazon in the last five years--may or may not work out of the box. But they won't last. Within six months to a year, my bet is you'll start seeing HDMI handshake problems. Streaming video that just stops playing. Or simply an inability to see any output from your sources. And that's for 1080p.

4:4:4 is an entirely different story. You'll need to do your own research, but I decided to go with AVPro Edge. I haven't run 4k or HDR through the setup yet (projector is still only able to do 1080p), but I expect to upgrade real soon now. I'm running a 40-ft cat6 between the transmitter and receiver. I'll upgrade that cable to Cat-8 when I do my upgrade.

I haven't had a single hiccup from the AVPro Edge in the couple months I've had it installed. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Good luck. And as most have said: YMMV.

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