Ibis - 2x1 or 1x2 HDMI Bi-Directional Switch with HDCP Passthrough

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Overview

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Have a setup where you need to connect two high-definition HDMI sources like a Blu-Ray player or PS3 to a single HDMI display like your big screen LCD? Or, do you want to switch your single high definition video source easily between two displays? This HDMI bi-directional switch will work for you.

IBIS Connection Diagram

The switch supports full HDCP passthrough, so you don't need to worry about data encryption. Plus, a simple LED system lets you know which source or display you'd like to switch to. A simple push-button design lets you easily move from one to the other and back. Plus, it's about the most affordable 1x2 switch on the market, even without it's bi-directional capabilities.

Splitters vs. Switches

An HDMI switch will take multiple sources and allow you to choose which single source will be displayed on the TV. wheras an HDMI splitter will duplicate a single HDMI source on two HDMI displays. Watch this quick video to learn about the difference between the two.


Specifications

Mfg. Part Number

  • SW-8876

Brand

  • Sewell

Features

  • No external power required
  • LEDs indicate port usage
  • Simple switching features
  • Plug and Play
  • Supports full 1080P resolutions
  • HDCP passthrough

Specifications

  • Weight: 4.3 oz
  • Dimensions: 50x48x22 mm (LxWxH)
  • Color: Black
  • Housing: Metal

Ports

  • 3 HDMI Female Ports

Package Contents

  • 1x2 Bi-Directional HDMI Switch

Reviews

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(8) 10.00 %
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(1) 1.25 %
(2) 2.50 %

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Most helpful reviews

It works.

Anonymous - 5/26/2010 6:46:35 PM

6 found this review helpful


Pros: Works perfectly. Solid connection for HDMI cables. Compact but solid.

Cons: Blue LED light is very bright but it can be covered if necessary.

Other: This is a unique item that was hard to find. I use it to switch the cable box between receiver and HDTV. It saves time and effort of plugging and unplugging HDMI cables.

GREAT LITTLE GADGET

Bobbie - 3/11/2013 11:49:33 AM

4 found this review helpful


Pros: Very easy to use.

Cons: none so far

Other: I needed something like this since I have an older TV with only 1 HDMI input and my Roku was aalready hooked up to that. Now I can also watch my new HDMI DVD player. Problem solved. Thanks for a great product.

2X1 HDMI SWITCH

BLUNIGHT - 7/11/2008 12:24:36 PM

4 found this review helpful


Pros: WELL MADE AND WORKED LIKE A CHARM HIGH DEFINITION IS GREAT WITH NO LOSS OF SIGNAL THAT THE EYE CAN SEE. SMALL COMPACT AND NEAT VERY SATISFIED.

Cons: THE BLUE INDICATOR LIGHT IS QUITE BRIGHT, I HAVE MINE IN MY BEDROOM AND IT THE BLUE LED REALLY LIGHTS UP THE CEILING.WOULD NOT A PROBLEM IF IT WERE IN A CLOSED ENVIRONMENT 75% LESS LIGHT WOULD BE FINE.

Other: WISH THEY MADE THIS IN A REMOTE CONTROL MODEL.

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Most recent reviews

SW8876

Hiding - 4/7/2016 12:25:17 PM

Works Great

Easy Peasy

JoAnn C - 4/4/2016 12:12:55 PM

I was using 1X1 Sewell with and would have to change connections, so I decided to get 2X1 switch. The first thing that surprised me was the size, which is much smaller. The convenience of the 2X1 directional switch is beneficial and easy to use. I am so happy that Sewell makes this device so that I can enjoy my television experience with great satisfaction.

Great little device

Jeremy - 3/14/2016 11:41:56 AM

Took five minutes to plug in and use. Simple and works exactly as advertised.

Simple and Effective

TheBikeNerd - 3/1/2016 11:44:38 AM

This is a manual (A/B) switch, without auto-sense. In my particular case, I couldn't power down a Roku and whenever I used my DVD/BluRay player I had problems. When the DVD/BluRay faded to black in-between scenes, the auto-sense interpreted this as a power-down, and the switch would auto-select the idling Roku. Because this switch is purely manual, you can "force" the input into a stable condition, and select one source for the duration. It's very small and easily located near the TV, so the small effort to switch the unit is minimally intrusive in your viewing experience.

Great Product

- 1/29/2016 1:39:35 PM

This little solid box does exactly what is supposed to do. I use it to switch my TV feed between two TV sets via a Nyruis HDMI wireless transmitter. It works flawlessly.

Questions

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Question:

If I connect one hdmi source will it output to both ports?


Answer:

No, this is a switch, so it will only send the signal to (or from) one source at a time. If you want to send one HDMI source to two displays, you will want an HDMI splitter.

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Question:

I know the signal only goes to one monitor at a time but does the signal Strength get cut down as it passes through? Or does it go full strength to whichever port is chosen. If not, how much does it need to be amplified? Thanks, Frank


Answer:

since this switch goes from one source to one display at a time, signal strength should not be affected very much at all, and unless you are planning on having the signal travel further than HDMI specifications allow you shouldn't have a problem.

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Question:

I want to connect my PS3 and Xbox 360 (both are HDMI) to a single HDMI port on my TV. Will this work for my problem? Thanks!


Answer:

Yes, this should work well for you. You can connect both of your consoles and then simply use the button to switch between the two.

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