3 Port HDMI Auto Switch w/ IR Remote Control
Share a single HDMI® display or projector between three HDMI® video sources - with device priority and signal loss switching
Product ID: VS123HD
The VS123HD 3-port HDMI® Auto Switch features three prioritized HDMI input ports. If the active HDMI source is turned off, disconnected, or otherwise lost, the switch automatically selects the next available HDMI signal as the priority output, ensuring the display is always receiving a signal.
The automatic switch includes an IR Remote Control, so you’ll be able to share an HD projector or display between three HDMI audio/video sources, with the option to manually control the switch from a distance or through the easy-to-use front panel toggle button.
Ideal for High-Definition applications, this 3-in/1-out HDMI switch supports true High-Definition 1080p resolutions (WUXGA/1920x1200 from PC/computer) as well as 7.1 Surround Sound audio, ensuring the best possible multimedia experience from connected devices.
Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
The StarTech.com Advantage
- Saves time with automatic priority switching
- Delivers true High-Definition support, with no loss of individual signal quality, up to 1080p / 1920x1200 (WUXGA)
Switching between High-Definition audio-video devices e.g Blu-ray players, satellite receivers, video game consoles or computers with HDMI output
Digital signage scenarios that require a signal always be available to a display
|Industry Standards||High Speed HDMI®, HDCP|
|Max Distance||10 m / 33 ft|
|Maximum Digital Resolutions||1920x1200|
|Wide Screen Supported||Yes|
|Connector A||1 - HDMI (19 pin) Male|
|Connector B||3 - HDMI (19 pin) Female|
|Special Notes / Requirements|
|Note||Port 1 is set to have higher priority than port 2 or port 3 when all signals are on. Port 2 is set to have higher priority than port 3 when both signals are on, but Port 1 is off.|
|LED Indicators||3 - Two Green for Display Status, and one red for power.|
|Humidity||10% to 85%RH|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-65°C to 150°C (-85°F to 302°F)|
|Product Height||1 in [25 mm]|
|Product Length||3.2 in [81 mm]|
|Product Weight||2.4 oz [68 g]|
|Product Width||2.2 in [55 mm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||7.6 oz [214 g]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - 3 Port High Speed HDMI® Auto Switch|
|1 - Remote Control|
|1 - IR Extender Cable|
|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.