- Brand Name: XtremeMac
- Model Number: XHD-4HDS-00
Xtremehd 4-PORT HDmi Switcher (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Sold Individually
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The Xtreme HDMI switcher allows up to 4 HDMI inputs to share the single HDMI port on the Sony TV.
The setup was quick and easy, and it works like a charm. The small remote included with the device allows the user to switch between the incoming sources.
One caution: The switcher has the same footprint as the Apple TV device, but Apple Tech Support advised me to avoid stacking them because of the heat generated by the Apple TV device.
Based on a very positive review published by MacWorld -- combined with the reasonable price -- I decided to purchase one from [...]. After using this switch for approximately 3 weeks, I can tell you that I am EXTREMELY happy with my purchase!
For those interested in my specific setup, I use this switch continuously with both a TiVo Series 3 High-Def DVR and a Sony PlayStation 3. I also occasionally use it with two Apple Mac computers: a PowerMac G5 2.7 and a MacBook Pro 17".
In terms of performance, I have not experienced a single glitch/hiccup/etc. This despite the fact that I have tried all kinds of scenarios to test the switch's reliability! For example, I have tried rapidly changing screen resolutions on my various components -- particularly with my TiVo Series 3 and my PlayStation 3 (both of which utilize HDCP) -- and the XtremeHD switch has taken it in stride. I have also tried rapidly changing the input source, and again, it has worked perfectly.
As to features, it has everything you need. The remote control -- a compact credit-card-sized device -- provides four buttons for direct access to each input, in addition to power on/off. Furthermore, the switch has a front-panel button that doubles as both power on/off, as well as input source selection. That way, if you misplace the remote, you can still operate the device.
The bottom line is, this switch provides exactly what you need, in a compact, attractive package. And it is a great value. Buy this HDMI switch, and never deal with constantly plugging and unplugging HDMI cables again!
After being unable to get the Apple TV to work with the switcher (advertised specifically as "Works with Apple TV") I am now in receipt of a Extrememac support email stating that not all TVs work with the switcher. Major bummer, and I chide the company for not disclosing which brands fail to hook up. After all, the thing's a $99. paperweight otherwise. Buyer beware!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Did not work at all .not very happy with this productPublished on August 1, 2014 by michael p george
It would not work automatically with the Apple TV as reported by others (not the fault of this unit). Read morePublished on February 25, 2013 by B. Christensen
I've had this for two years now and it's still going strong. An HDMI switcher is a must have in any household and this brand is modern looking and the build quality is great.Published on January 4, 2013 by C. Phonasa
We bought this as a birthday present for our son-in-law who is a video and computer expert. He installed it immediately and has told and demonstrated to us how well it works. Read morePublished on January 1, 2013 by Sam
I've owned this HDMI Switch for 5 years now and it just stopped working this weekend. I had my HDTV, DVD Player, BR-Player, and Media center connected to it. Read morePublished on July 9, 2012 by Roger L.
I bought this and it would not power up so I emailed in and told them and they said we can't replace it and sent me a return label and two weeks later they said that they would... Read morePublished on May 18, 2012 by H. G. Stewart