Connect up to 3 HDMI devices, for output to 1 display, with supported resolutions up to (7680x4320) 8K @ 60Hz. Switching duties are handled by the included remote control, or a push-button on the switch itself. Also supports resolutions like 4K/120Hz and Full HD 1080p @ 240Hz!
Honestly, I can't see the need for screens to go beyond 8K resolutions at any point in the future. Even if you had a 100" monster of a TV in your home theatre room, 8K would be more than enough. To put things in perspective, this would be the same pixel density as having a 50" screen at 4K, and there's nothing to complain about there!
So with support for Dynamic HDR, HDCP 2.3 and pretty much every Dolby audio format, I just don't see what more could be needed. Even ultra high refresh-rate gaming at 2K or 4K is supported. Now don't get me wrong, I'm sure they will release a HDMI 2.2 and 2.3 and so on... but I struggle to see what these new specifications will bring to the table beyong what this HDMI 2.1 8K switch can offer.
So when might you need this switch? Well the two main applications I can think of is anyone lucky enough to have an 8K TV at home. Secondly are gamers, either on the PS5, XBOX Series X or PC gamers, who want super-crisp 4K resolutions at those crazy smooth frame-rates. Beyond that, you just might like to dig a little deeper for a HDMI switch which future-proofs you against the tides of technology - ensuring you want to upgrade this little piece of tech in the foreseeable future!
Offering three individual inputs for any 8K sources (including games consoles, Blu-Ray players and computers) and a single output to connect to your HDMI v2.1-ready television, projector or monitor - or any HDMI screen really, as HDMI is fully backwards compatible. Once everything is hooked up, you can choose which input is active via the included remote control, or by pressing the cycle button on the switch itself.
Of course, being powered, this switch also helps you extend your cable runs by equalising your signals and re-clocking them before passing them on, which is a big deal now that 8K content maxes out cable bandwidth over longer lengths. The compact unit is easy to tuck away among your other home theatre gear, and has LED indicators on the front to show which input is active.
HDMI up to 4320p (8K) Ultra HD @ 60Hz (4:4:4), Dynamic HDR and Dolby TrueHD are also supported, as well as many other HDMI v2.1 features such Deep Colour and more (hardware must also be compatible with these HDMI features).
Recommended for use with Avencore Crystal Series HDMI 2.1 Cables up to 2m length, or Avencore Carbon Series HDMI 2.1 Cables up to 5m length.
Inputs and Outputs include:
HDMI v2.0 & HDCP 2.2 Compliant
Package contents include:
Abilities and Features:
For 8K/HDR content, Cable Chick recommends using the shortest, high-quality HDMI cables possible. Be sure to use only HDMI 2.1 specification cables with a total cable run of under 5 metres (on both sides of the switch) to ensure the best chance of supporting all HDMI features and resolutions.