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I'm looking recommendations for the best HDMI Switch Solution for my consoles

HDMI Switches Console

#1 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4454 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2020 - 09:12 PM

I'm looking for the best HDMI Switch solution for my console.

I stream regularly and have to switch the consoles to stream regularly, and thought it would be better to just buy a switch.

 

However whenever I research an HDMI SWITCH, I see tons of horror stories even on the best rated ones.

I have literally almost every console, all of which with HDMI mods/support (thank you RGB!) and want a switch which will add no latency to my gaming.

 

Stuff like

https://www.monopric...oduct?p_id=8149

https://www.monopric...duct?p_id=15374

(also what is an equalizer?)

 

and this site http://www.reviewlab...t-hdmi-switches

but then I go read the reviews of some of the top ones and say it doesn't work with PS4, or etc etc.



#2 SchmidtA99   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   510 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 May 2020 - 05:53 PM

Get a powered one with enough ports that you need. Ps4 and some other systems will cycle the display input off and on if its not powered. They are mass produced and crappy/bad ones go out and people don't test out all the ports when they get them. And the life span of them is all over the place. It might work great for years or crap out in a month.

 

For latency your monitor/tv is the biggest to blame for that. Adding a millisecond or two you shouldn't notice unless your tv latency is high.

 

You can buy an expensive one but a lot of the ones that they sell on Amazon that are powered will work fine for you.

 

I own this one and it works fine for me with my ps4, 360, and rasberry pi hooked to it.

 

https://smile.amazon...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1