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2-Port HDMI Switch - 4K 60Hz

Switch between two HDMI video sources on a single display, with support for Ultra HD resolutions

Product ID: VS221HD20

  • Astonishing picture quality with support for 4K 60Hz
  • Hassle-free operation with automatic 2-port switching and an IR remote control included
  • 7.1 surround sound
  • Front-panel toggle switch button
$99.99 NZD exc GST
$114.99 NZD inc GST

Overview

This 2-port HDMI switch lets you share an HDMI 2.0 display or projector with two HDMI 2.0 video sources. The switch features two independent video inputs that can each support 4K resolution at 60Hz, making it the perfect solution for connecting two video sources to a display that has a limited number of HDMI 2.0 ports.

Astonishing picture quality with support for Ultra HD 4K at 60Hz

This HDMI switch lets you harness the High Dynamic Range (HDR) capability of your HDMI 2.0 video sources and deliver it to your UHD 4K60 display. Unlike many 4K switches that only support a 30Hz refresh rate, this switch works with HDMI 2.0 displays with output resolutions of up to 3840 x 2160p at 60Hz.

Don't be fooled by a clever spin on old technology. Many HDMI switches support 4K but will only work at a 30Hz refresh rate, or claim support for 60Hz but heavily compress their signal to a lower 4:2:0 chroma subsampling in order to work at inferior bitrates. This 4K 60Hz HDMI switch uses the latest components to offer full support for your HDMI 2.0 equipment, supporting true 4K resolution at 60Hz with 4:4:4 chroma subsampling. Support for HDMI 2.0 devices means this switch can transmit bandwidth up to 18Gbps, making it an ideal video solution for high-resolution computer tasks.

The HDCP 2.2 HDMI switch is backward compatible with 4K 30Hz and 1080p displays, which ensures that it will work with lower resolution displays such as TVs or projectors around your site or in your digital signage application.

Hassle-free operation with automatic switching

This switch ensures effortless operation with automatic switching that detects and selects a newly connected device, perfect for automatically switching to a 4K media player such as a 4K UHD Blu-ray™ player as soon as it's switched on. In your classroom or office boardroom, the automatic switch makes it easy to share your projector between multiple sources, which encourages on-the-fly collaboration among colleagues.

The HDMI switch also supports manual operation, using the included IR remote control or the built-in front panel toggle switch.

The VS221HD20 is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Share a 4K60 display with two different video sources

Collaborate on the fly with colleagues, by connecting multiple users to the same display and switching between input devices

Use in digital signage applications to display multiple source devices at different times

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio Yes
Industry Standards HDMI 2.0
Output Signal HDMI
Ports 2
Performance
Audio Specifications 7.1 Surround sound
General Specifications Lower resolutions are also supported
Maximum Digital Resolutions 4K @ 60 Hz
Supported Resolutions 3840x2160 (4K) 60Hz
2560x1600 60Hz
1920x1200 60Hz
1920x1080 (1080p) 60Hz
1280x720 (720p) 60Hz
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Connector(s)
Connector A 2 - HDMI (19 pin) Female Input
Connector B 1 - HDMI (19 pin) Female Input
Indicators
LED Indicators 2 - input LEDs
1 - power LED
Power
Input Current 0.4 A
Input Voltage 100 ~ 240 AC
Output Current 2000 mA
Output Voltage 5 DC
Plug Type H
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 10% to 85% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 80°C (14°F to 176°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 0.8 in [20 mm]
Product Length 3.1 in [80 mm]
Product Weight 3.7 oz [105 g]
Product Width 2 in [50 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.8 lb [0.4 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - HDMI video switch
1 - IR remote control (with CR2025 battery)
1 - universal power adapter (NA, EU, UK, ANZ)

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Accessories

Product Support

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.

HDCP

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.

Target connection Conversion
VGA HDMI to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=VGA.
DVI

HDMI to DVI: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/HDMI/HDMI-to-DVI/.

DisplayPort HDMI to DisplayPort: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=DisplayPort.

 

Troubleshooting

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 cables

  • Video splitter

  • 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 splitter, you should use an HDMI source when you test the components.

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the cable, video splitter, 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 splitter, 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 splitter from your setup and test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together without the video splitter.

  • 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, splitter, and destination all need to support the resolution that you are using.

Video splitters take the output for monitor port 1 and mirror it to the remaining outputs. By default, the first output port is the master port that is mirrored to each additional monitor. Make sure that you use the first output port when you use the video splitter. The master port is labeled on the splitter boxes from StarTech.com. On the splitter cables from StarTech.com, the master port is the top port.

If you are having issues with a splitter interpreting the incorrect port as the master port, try the following:

  1. Unplug all of the video connections.

  2. If the splitter is powered, power cycle the splitter.

  3. Plug in all of the video connections again.

  4. Make sure that the first video connection plugged in is the one that you want to be the master port.

You might encounter resolution issues when you use a video splitter. This can occur because the information and resolution on one display are being copied and sent to each of the additional displays. You should make sure that all of the displays that you are using can support the output resolution. For more information, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video_splitters_correct_port_usage

Common Issues

Turning off one video source, such as a Blu-Ray player, may cause all displays on the output ports to enter standby mode. This is a feature of Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) and to avoid this behavior you will need to disable CEC on the video source.