Hydra 3x1 HDMI In-Line Cable Switch

Sewell Part # SW-30004

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Overview

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The Sewell Hydra is the worlds first all in one HDMI cable switch. What makes this switch special is the compact in-line design and the attached premium HDMI cables. The Hydra allows you to manually switch between three HDMI sources to one device.

Most HDMI switches are bulky and require you to find a flat area to place the device. This usually results in the unit being placed in the open next to your AV equipment adding yet another piece of clutter to you home theater. The Hydra’s in-line design allows you to let the switch hang behind your equipment helping you keep things clean and uncluttered. Traditional HDMI switches also require that you purchase additional cables, Which can introduce up to four additional points of failure to the install. This can become very expensive and time consuming waiting for separate shipping. Why not just make your life a little easier and just get the Sewell Hydra?

Hydra connection diagram

How to Install and Use the Hydra

The Hydra comes ready to use. Simply plug and play. Installation takes only minutes and requires no software, just follow these simple directions.

  1. Plug the end with a single HDMI cable into your HDMI source (usually your display).
  2. Run the 6 ft. cable to your AV equipment and plug in the HDMI cables.
  3. Once the cables are all plugged in you can easily switch sources using the button on the switch. The LED lights on the switch will indicate which cable is being used.
All in all you should only need 1-3 minutes for this entire operation.

No extra power needed

This HDMI switch simplifies life by running off the power provided in the HDMI signal you plug into it. No need to rack your brains to find another power plug, or purchase another power strip.

What the Hydra Works With

This HDMI switch is compatible with all HDMI sources and supports HDCP. This means you can connect your DVD player, Blu—ray player, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Apple TV, HD Tivo, Laptop — you get the point. Any HDMI device you can think of.

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Specifications

Mfg. Part Number

  • SW-30004

Brand

  • Sewell

Features

  • Supports HDMI 1.3b
  • LEDs indicate port usage
  • Simple One Touch switching feature
  • Plug and Play
  • Full 1080p
  • Supports 12-bit Deep Color
  • High Performance
  • up to 2.5Gbps
  • HDCP Passthrough
  • Requires no Power

Specifications

  • Total Length: 6 ft, 5 in.
  • Output Cable Length:4 ft 6 in
  • Input Cable Lenghts: 1 ft 6 in
  • SwitchLenght: 5
  • Box Dimensions: 18.5x21.5x4 cm (LxWxH)
  • Weight: 292 grams
  • Color: Black

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Good product

Gui - 1/22/2013 3:15:14 PM

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Pros: Good quality and practical to have the hdmi cable included. Works well over all.

Cons: Would be great if it recognice where the signal comes from and changes automatically. Also getting a sticker in the back to write which device is in wich channel will help.

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RH1 - 1/4/2014 12:20:33 PM

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Pros: Works well. Has switch for each cable. Doesn't take up too much room.

Cons: Haven't found any yet.

Other: None.

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Best 3x Switcher Out There!

MC - 9/7/2016 8:25:55 AM

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Pros: -Solid build quality -Not a listed feature but it DOES switch automatically. I turn off the previous device and then the next and it auto senses the active input. (Tested with 360/Wii U/PS3) -Self-powered from HDMI connections -Plugs in and works immediately -Auto switch then HDCP handshake is super fast <1s even from console - Hydra - receiver - TV

Cons: -Cable length on device side is a bit short, that combined with the thicker gauge wire could make it tough for many setups, a modern version with the thin style HDMI cables would be a perfect device. -Cable ends aren't numbered (technically doesn't matter with the auto sense but would be good to know)

Other: I got this to replace one of those cheap frequently rebranded 3x1 HDMI switchers with the pigtail when I built myself an in-wall unit. I had resigned to getting a physical button switcher because all of the auto sensing ones I've used or read reviews on had really mixed results. After lots of comparison I opted for the Hydra due to the simplicity, no extra cables needed. Plugged it all in (had to put the consoles on the same shelf because of device-side cable length; also, the cables aren't numbered but do match the numbered physical spacing where the LEDs are) powered up a game and... IT AUTO SENSED IMMEDIATELY. Wait? What? It did what the other switchers couldn't and it wasn't even an advertised feature! My old switcher would take nearly 5 seconds for the HDCP handshake to happen and would sometimes change inputs in the middle of being used. I don't know if I got a newer revision but I'm extremely happy with the Hydra, it did exactly what I needed at a very reasonable price.

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Best 3x Switcher Out There!

MC - 9/7/2016 8:25:55 AM

-Solid build quality -Not a listed feature but it DOES switch automatically. I turn off the previous device and then the next and it auto senses the active input. (Tested with 360/Wii U/PS3) -Self-powered from HDMI connections -Plugs in and works immediately -Auto switch then HDCP handshake is super fast <1s even from console - Hydra - receiver - TV

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RC - 1/20/2014 7:33:30 PM

Excellent item. Streamline with easy to use petit switch.

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HDMI Hydra cables

RH1 - 1/4/2014 12:20:33 PM

Works well. Has switch for each cable. Doesn't take up too much room.

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Good product

Gui - 1/22/2013 3:15:14 PM

Good quality and practical to have the hdmi cable included. Works well over all.

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Will hydra 3x1 work with the new PS4.


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Yes, the hydra will definitely work with your PS4.

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