5 Best HDMI Switchers In 2020

We live in a time when everything around us is high quality and high definition.  We want the best graphics. When we’re watching a football game we want to be able to see the beads of sweat dripping off a facemask.  When a pitcher is throwing a 100 mph fastball we want to be able to identify the individual stitches on the ball during rotation. Ok, maybe that is a little extreme.  Video games are won and lost by differentiating between a camouflaged enemy and a tree branch at 200 yards, and we need to be able to reliably see the tiniest graphical details to get an edge.

ProductBrandNamePrice
FosmonFosmon HD1832 Intelligent 5x1 5-Port HDMI SwitchCheck Price on Amazon
AV AccessAV Access HDMI Switch 4K,5 Port HDMI SwitcherCheck Price on Amazon
ProsterProster 3x1 HDMI Switch with Audio ExtractorCheck Price on Amazon
DotStoneHDMI Switch HDMI 2.0 Switcher Auto 4 In 1 Out with IR Remote HDMI Splitter SupportCheck Price on Amazon
UniviviUnivivi HDMI Switch [email protected] HDMI 2.0 Switch 7 Port 7x1 HDMI Switcher Hub Box SupportCheck Price on Amazon

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But wait, there’s a hiccup.  Your Blu ray player has an HDMI output cable.  You have a high definition cable package and there is an HDMI cable set up for that too.  Your Xbox One, Playstation 4, or Nintendo Switch all come in HD. Your television only has one HDMI input jack.  Rather than screaming “Nooooooo” a la Luke Skywalker (yes Luke, we all have daddy issues… get over it), or switching cables every time you want to use a different device, we have a better solution: an HDMI switcher.

But there are so many switchers on the internet, how do we know which one is best?  Simple – keep reading. We’ve evaluated several HDMI switchers and compiled a list of the 5 best HDMI Switchers in 2018.  Strap yourself in, kid, this ain’t gonna be like dustin’ crops.

 

Fosmon HD1832

The first entry on our list is the Fosmon HD1832.  Serving as a great, simple HDMI switcher, the Fosmon allows for up to 5 HDMI input cables with one outbound HDMI jack to hook everything from Chromecast to laptops and back again to your television with the switch of a button.  Supporting everything up to 1080 pixels and 3D technology, the Fosmon HD1832 is a nice simple HDMI switcher and even offers the nice bonus of gold plated ports to reduce corrosion and resist tarnishing.

Buy it now: Amazon

 

AV Access HDMI Switch 4K

AV Access brings us to our fourth-best HDMI Switcher of 2018.  Like the Fosmon, AV Access also provides its users with five HDMI Input ports to offer the largest range of devices with the least inconvenience of swapping out plugs.

Supporting 4K devices with Dolby audio and digital, the AV Access switcher does give us a little more power and modern support than the 1080p of the Fosmon though and that is what earns it the number four spot on our list.

Buy it now: Amazon

 

Proster 3×1 HDMI Switch

We love versatility and devices that can do more than one thing, and the Proster 3×1 HDMI switch delivers that for us out of the box.  Granted, the Proster only has three HDMI in ports whereas the others we’ve covered so far have five, but the Proster is also the only unit we have found so far that also offers audio options in addition to its high definition video via its included 3mm to RCA audio cable.

With supporting abilities of 1080p, 3D, and 4K, the Proster HDMI switch offers support for almost any device from Roku or Chromecast to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

Buy it now: Amazon

 

DotStone HDMI 2.0 Switcher

DotStone has come out with an HDMI Switcher that exceeds most of the other products on the market.  While most other switchers support 4K and many allow for 3D connections, the DotStone brings HDR and HDCP 2.2 to the table with its four HDMI In ports.

Compatible with most devices (Amazon Fire Stick, gaming consoles, Blu-ray players, and more) the DotStone also offers a broader range when it comes to distance.  Input and output distances of up to 16 feet see no degradation of picture or sound quality via its long-distance transmission.

Buy it now: Amazon

 

Univivi HDMI 2.0 Switch 7

Sometimes our rankings are based on versatility, sometimes they’re based on quality, but in the case of the Univivi Switch 7, it is based on both.  With the ability to plug up to seven different devices into one HDMI switcher, the Univivi brings a sleekness to your home and a sense of peace to the cords trapped behind your television.  Whether it’s a laptop, Apple TV, gaming console, projector, Blu-ray player, or a second gaming console, you don’t have to choose anymore… All seven of those devices (and a broader range with almost limitless compatibility) can run to your television on a single cable helping to make it neat and clean behind your tv.

Indicator lights on the front of the switcher make it easy to tell which device the switcher is currently selected to and the handy remote allows you to charge devices without ever leaving the couch.  Certainly the most convenient and highest-powered switcher available!

Buy it now: Amazon

Verdict

All of the switchers available are going to be able to perform well enough to get the job done in your home, but for maximum potential (and minimal trips to rearrange cables) the Univivi Switch 7 is the top of the line HDMI Switcher.

ProductBrandNamePrice
FosmonFosmon HD1832 Intelligent 5x1 5-Port HDMI SwitchCheck Price on Amazon
AV AccessAV Access HDMI Switch 4K,5 Port HDMI SwitcherCheck Price on Amazon
ProsterProster 3x1 HDMI Switch with Audio ExtractorCheck Price on Amazon
DotStoneHDMI Switch HDMI 2.0 Switcher Auto 4 In 1 Out with IR Remote HDMI Splitter SupportCheck Price on Amazon
UniviviUnivivi HDMI Switch [email protected] HDMI 2.0 Switch 7 Port 7x1 HDMI Switcher Hub Box SupportCheck Price on Amazon

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