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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

  • Auto switching
  • Priority switching
  • Built-in manual control console
  • EDID emulation
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  • Video connection emulation
  • Support for video resolution up to 1080p
  • Mounting hardware included
£86.99 GBP exc VAT
£104.39 GBP inc VAT
39+ In stock
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Overview

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.

Effortless Control

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

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

Applications

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

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio Yes
AV Input HDMI
AV Output HDMI
Cabling HDMI
Ports 2
Rack-Mountable Yes
Performance
Audio Specifications 7.1 surround sound
Max Distance 10 m / 33 ft
Maximum Digital Resolutions 1920x1200 / 1080p
Supported Resolutions 1920x1200
1920x1080 (1080p)
1280x720 (720p)
Connector(s)
Connector A 2 - HDMI (19 pin) Female
Connector B 1 - HDMI (19 pin) Female
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Source #1 activated
1 - Source #2 activated
Power
Input Current 0.6 A
Input Voltage 100 ~ 240 AC
Output Current 1.5 A
Output Voltage 12 DC
Plug Type M
Power Consumption (In Watts) 18
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 0%~80%
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Aluminum and Plastic
Product Height 20 mm [0.8 in]
Product Length 156 mm [6.1 in]
Product Weight 285 g [10.1 oz]
Product Width 65 mm [2.6 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 545 g [19.2 oz]
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

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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.

 

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.

Source Connection

Conversion

VGA

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

DVI

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

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.

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 switch

  • 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.

2 Port HDMI Switch w/ Automatic and Priority Switching - 1080p

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