The Switch HDMI c/ Controle Remoto LINK-MI LM-SW04 1080p 3D 5 inputs p / 1 output (LINK-MI LM-SW04 1080p 3D 5 in 1 out HDMI Switch w/ Remote Control – Black), acquired on DX – DealExtreme e cuja acquisition was already reported in the previous article, is a device that allows you to connect up to 5 HDMI output devices on the same HDMI input, can select any of them in the equipment itself or with a remote control that comes with it. It is a solution for when the number of HDMI inputs on a TV or home theater is limited, and we have more equipment than ports to connect them.
With the acquisition of Playstation 4, I started to have a problem: falta de portas HDMI no receiver do meu Home Theater in-a-box Onkyo HT-S5400. He has 4 HDMI inputs, but all were already fully occupied by: at Blu-ray player, at WD TV Live, the Playstation 3, and the Zotac ZBOX ID83 Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz Intel HM76 DDR3 Wi-Fi A&V Gigabit Ethernet Mini PC Barebone System (ZBOX-ID83-U). With the help of the resource Audio Return Channel (ARC), still connect on TV Sky receiver and more SCART Video Converter + HDMI to HDMI, which is connected to a SCART cables switch 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 - 4 way), which in turn is connected to my Mega Drive, Super Nintendo, and Playstation One.
The TV also has a free HDMI port, but unfortunately it only passes audio PCM and Dolby by ARC. If the source has DTS she just does not pass. Then the TV inputs are restricted to devices that do not use DTS. This is the case SCART cables switch, that only uses PCM, and also the Sky receiver, que usa PCM e Dolby, but not DTS. The 4 equipment connected to the Onkyo can send audio DTS, then can not be connected directly to the TV.
To make matters worse, one of the HDMI inputs Onkyo pifou. Began to fail eventually and one day stopped working. Send the receiver to an authorized dealer in the capital using the Post Office service is an option, but I will leave it for when something irremediable, for I fear that the price of repair is prohibitive, in addition to the shipping costs of return.
Before purchasing or Switch HDMI c/ Controle Remoto LINK-MI LM-SW04 1080p 3D 5 inputs p / 1 output I tried to use a Matriz HDMI 1080p LINK-MI LM-MX03 – 4 Articles / 2 Outputs (LINK-MI LM-MX03 1080p HDMI Matrix – Black (4-In / 2-Out)), the same brand LINK-MI, I already knew the Transmitter Set + Receiver Extender HDMI-LINK MI LM-EX11 (LINK MI LM-EX11 HDMI Extender Transmitter + Receiver Set – Black). The LINK-MI brand was the reason for choosing this model among several other switches of other brands (or unbranded) available from DX. Despite having worked, a HDMI Matrix presents some problems with the Playstation 3, so I decided to try the Switch HDMI c/ Controle Remoto LINK-MI LM-SW04.
The Switch HDMI c/ Controle Remoto LINK-MI LM-SW04 came in well reinforced cardboard box of LINK-MI, which is a generic box for all products with a sticker indicating which is the product that is inside the box. Inside is well protected Switch HDMI , the source with plug Type A (U.S. standard), the instruction manual, and the remote-controlled, which operates with CR2025 battery included.
The equipment is all-metal, appearing quite robust. On the front there is the IR receiver for remote control, a button to select the desired input sequentially. Note that the remote control for 7 so that the desired input buttons can be selected directly, or sequentially in either forward or backward. Also on the front of Switch HDMI There are also 7 LEDs, 1 Red indicates that the machine is turned on and 6 Blue, one for each input and output to. Lights the blue LED corresponding to the selected input and the output, if one is connected in the output equipment. The first entry is on the left side of the equipment, together with the input power supply. The other four inputs are at the rear, and the output is on the right side.
A source do Switch HDMI c/ Controle Remoto LINK-MI LM-SW04 is optional. The equipment already send energy through the HDMI outputs and this energy is usually enough to feed the Switch HDMI, but if there is not enough power supply can be connected.
Installed the Switch HDMI c/ Controle Remoto LINK-MI LM-SW04, The results were somewhat strange. Of the tested equipment, the WD TV Live and the Zotac ZBOX ID83 worked perfectly, even without the power supply connected to Switch HDMI. Already Playstation 4 worked perfectly with the connected source, but loses the functionality to control the receiver and the TV, including linking them automatically and can be selected and linked through their own TV menus, something to do with the BRAVIA ™ Sync and CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), devices supported by Sony: TV, BD Player, and Playstation 4; and also for the receiver Onkyo. Therefore BD Player and Playstation 4 were elected to remain connected directly to receiver.
As for the Playstation 3, he was initially connected to the input 1, but was not working alone on. I put the source and was failing the image, but strangely it worked when a second device was connected (without being selected) helping to send power to the Switch HDMI. I decided to change it to port and is not that worked perfectly? Yeah, the doors 2, 3, 4 or 5 o Playstation 3 works perfectly, even with Switch HDMI no source and no other equipment connected to send power. Could say it is a defect in the door 1, but other devices operate it. Then it is specifically the combination door 1 e Playstation 3 what does not work.
With the problems solved, were the Playstation 3, the WD TV Live e o Zotac ZBOX ID83, linked to Switch HDMI, sem source (a source at least for the mess behind my TV which includes 3 strips). And I got two free ports for future equipment. I tested movies and games in Full HD and 3D, with PCM audio, Dolby, DTS and everything worked perfectly. Those 3 equipment does not support the CEC, so no functionality is lost.
Also highlight the Switch HDMI c/ Controle Remoto LINK-MI LM-SW04 is street smart and automatically switches to the entrance where there is a connected equipment. Using only one device at a time is not even need to use the remote control or the button on the front to select the desired input, because he always do it yourself. With multiple devices connected it remains in what is called first, in this case you can select the inputs with the remote control or front button. Even then it only allows you to select entries whose equipment connected are connected.
Here are some photos Switch HDMI c/ Controle Remoto LINK-MI LM-SW04 1080p 3D 5 inputs p / 1 output:
And the purchase summary table:
|Product Name:||Switch HDMI c/ Controle Remoto LINK-MI LM-SW04 1080p 3D 5 inputs p / 1 output|
|Name Original:||LINK-MI LM-SW04 1080p 3D 5 in 1 out HDMI Switch w/ Remote Control – Black|
|Store:||DX – DealExtreme|
|Current value:||US$ 35,63|
|Payment Method:||PayPal w / Credit Card Visa International|
|Shipping Type:||Registered Air Mail (Standard)|
|Package Home Country:||Hong Kong / China|
|Time in Transit:||24 days|
|Declared content:||A/V Adapters|
|Type Marked Content:||Gift|
|Declared Value:||$ 19,39 (over another item)|
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