2 Port HDMI Switch w/ Automatic and Priority Switching - 1080p
Discover hassle-free HDMI connection and automatic video port selection with high-definition picture quality
Product ID: VS221HDQ
Save time and hassle by automatically switching between your HDMI audio/video sources, using the VS221HDQ 2-Port HDMI Auto Switcher. This easy-to-use HDMI switch ensures seamless transition while switching video sources, with EDID copy maintaining your video resolution.
Seamless Signal Selection
Ensure seamless transition while switching video sources, with EDID copy maintaining native resolution with support for 1080p. Video connection emulation ensures the settings on any connected computers are not disrupted while switching to a different video source.
Save time by connecting two HDMI video source devices to your HDMI display instead of manually connecting individual cables. Mounting hardware is also included for a tidy, professional installation.
Versatile Switching Options
Enjoy hassle-free operation with three different switching modes:
Automatic port selection: Enables your most recently activated video source to be displayed automatically.
Priority port selection: Prioritizes input number two above input number one. If the video source connected to input number two is activated that source will be displayed.
Manual port selection: Enables you to manually select your HDMI source with easy-to-use front panel buttons.
This product is TAA compliant and backed by a Startech.com 2 warranty with lifetime technical support
- Automatically switch between your Blu-ray player, set top box, or gaming console in a home theatre environment
- Connect and switch between two video sources on a test bench, for troubleshooting computers
- Switch between different video sources on your digital signage display in hospitals, shopping centers, or schools
The StarTech.com Advantage
- Save your time, by conveniently accessing multiple HDMI source devices with a single HDMI display
- Worry-free switching, with EDID copy video and connection emulation ensuring no signal loss
- Hassle-free operation, with three video selection modes including automatic, priority, and manual
|Audio Specifications||7.1 surround sound|
|Max Distance||10 m / 33 ft|
|Maximum Digital Resolutions||1920x1200 / 1080p|
|Connector A||2 - HDMI (19 pin) Female|
|Connector B||1 - HDMI (19 pin) Female|
|LED Indicators||1 - Source #1 activated|
|1 - Source #2 activated|
|Input Current||0.6 A|
|Input Voltage||100 - 240 AC|
|Output Current||1.5 A|
|Output Voltage||12V DC|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||18|
|Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)|
|Material||Aluminum and Plastic|
|Product Height||0.8 in [2 cm]|
|Product Length||6.1 in [15.6 cm]|
|Product Width||2.6 in [65 mm]|
|Weight of Product||10.2 oz [290 g]|
|Package Height||2.8 in [72 mm]|
|Package Length||11.6 in [29.4 cm]|
|Package Width||7.8 in [19.7 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||30.1 oz [853 g]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - HDMI auto switch|
|1 - universal power adapter (NA, EU, UK, AU)|
|1 - remote control|
|1 - foot pad set|
|1 - mounting kit|
|1 - instruction Manual|
Frequently Asked Questions
Before You Buy
This device outputs HDMI video signals. If you have a display or video destination that uses another type of video connection, there are ways that you can convert the video signal or connection. These options are outlined below and organized by the target connection.
When you consider whether to convert an HDMI video signal to another connection type, it is important to know if the media that is being converted from the HDMI video connection is protected by High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). If the media is protected by HDCP, you cannot convert to analog video connections because they do not support HDCP. You may experience this issue when you use devices like Blu-ray players, DVD players, and certain gaming consoles.
|VGA||HDMI to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=VGA.|
|DisplayPort||HDMI to DisplayPort: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=DisplayPort.|
This device has an HDMI input port. If you have a video source that uses another video connection, there are options available to convert the video signal or connection. These options will be outlined below for each video source connection.
DVI to HDMI video converters: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/Video-Adapter/HDMI-Cable-Adapters/.
DVI to HDMI video cables: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/HDMI/HDMI-to-DVI/.
DisplayPort to HDMI passive converters: https://www.startech.com/AV/Displayport-Converters/DP-HDMI/?filter_CONVERTTYPE=Passive.
DisplayPort to HDMI active converters: https://www.startech.com/AV/Displayport-Converters/DP-HDMI/?filter_CONVERTTYPE=Active.
DisplayPort Passive and Active Conversions
The converter that you require depends on the type of DisplayPort video source that you are using. For more information about converting DisplayPort video signals, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/DisplayPort_Converter_DP_Multi_Mode.
When you troubleshoot issues with a video splitter, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:
Video source (such as a DVD player or computer)
Video destination (such as a monitor or projector)
Note: When you are testing setup components, you should avoid using video adapters. For example, if you are converting a VGA source to HDMI for use with an HDMI switch, you should use an HDMI source when you test the components.
To test your setup components, try the following:
Use the cable, video switch, video source, and video destination in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
Use a different cable, video switch, video source, and video destination in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.
When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:
Test each cable individually.
Use short cables when you are testing.
When you test the video source and video destination, it is recommended that you do the following:
Remove the video switch from your setup and test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together without the video switch.
Test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together at the resolution that you want to use.
Note: In order for your setup to work properly, the video source, switch, and destination all need to support the resolution that you are using.
Compliance and Safety
- If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
- If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
- Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
- Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
- Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
* Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.