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IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote

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Product Highlights
  • Connects HD Devices to a HDTV
  • Resolution (HDTV) - up to 1080p
  • Resolution (PC) - up to 1920x1080
  • Front Panel Push Button
  • IR Remote
  • Front Panel LED Display
  • 3 HD Inputs & 1 HD Output
  • Backward Compatibility with DVI Devices
  • HDCP Compliant

The Iogear GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote allows you to connect HD media devices such as Blu-ray/DVD players, DVR/set-top boxes, video game consoles, media PCs, and computers to your HDTV. It supports resolutions up to 1080p on an HDTV, and up to 1920x1080 pixels (WUXGA) on a PC. You can easily switch between the devices using the push button on the front panel or via the IR remote.

Front panel LED displays the port and power status. The GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch has 3 HD inputs and 1 HD output, and is backwards compatible with DVI devices using a HD to DVI adapter. It is also HDCP compliant.

Allows you to connect HD media devices such as Blu-ray/DVD players, DVR/set-top boxes, video game consoles, media PCs, and computers to a HDTV
Resolutions supported on HDTV - 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p
Resolutions supported on PC - VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, WUXGA (1920x1080)
Enables switching between devices using the push button on the front panel or via the IR remote
Front panel LED displays the port and power status
3 HD inputs and 1 HD output
Backwards compatible with DVI devices using a HD to DVI adapter
HDCP compliant
Video Connections Input- 3 x Female HDMI Type A 19 Pin
Output- 1 x Female HDMI Type A 19 Pin
Connectors Video Input- Female HDMI Type A 19 Pin
Video Output- Female HDMI Type A 19 Pin
LEDs Input- 3
Power On- 1
Video Resolution 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Data Rate Up to 2.25Gbps
Environment Operation Temperature- 32 to 122º F (0 to 50º C)
Humidity- 0-80% RH (Non Condensing)
Storage Temperature- -4 to 140 °F(-20 to 60°C)
Power Consumption 3 Watts (max)
Power Voltage- DC 5V
Amps- 1A
Housing Case- Plastic
Dimensions (WxDxH) POP Information
10'' (25.4 cm) Peg Hook- 5
6'' (15.24 cm) Peg Hook- 3
Unit- 3.7 x 0.87 x 2" (9.398 x 2.21 x 5.08 cm)
Inner Pack- 5.5 x 4.7 x 6" (13.97 x 11.938 x 15.24 cm)
Unit Package- 5.25 x 5 x 1.87" (13.34 x 12.7 x 4.75 cm)
Master Carton- 10 x 6.87 x 11.75" (25.4 x 17.45 x 29.845 cm)
Master Carton Qty.- 12
Unit Weight Master Carton- 5.36lb (2.431 kg)
Inner Pack- 1.1lb (0.5 kg)
Unit Pack- 0.32lb (0.145 kg)
Unit Wt. w/accessories- 0.16lb (0.073 kg)
Unit- 0.12lb (0.054 kg)
IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote
  • Remote Control
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    IOGEARGHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote
     
    4.2

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (8)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Easy to setup (6)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Simple controls (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (8)
      • Home movies (4)
      • Office (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • High bandwidth user (6), Business owner (5), Enthusiast (4), Power user (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works as expected

      We have a TV that only has 2 HDMI inputs, and needed 4, so we bought this device and it worked flawlessly with out setup.
      It's got a computer as one...Read complete review

      We have a TV that only has 2 HDMI inputs, and needed 4, so we bought this device and it worked flawlessly with out setup.
      It's got a computer as one input, a VGA+audio to HDMI converter for another input, and the last input is for whatever device comes in to the room that needs to be connected. The nice thing about it is that it's powered by the HDMI cable, so no extra wall plugs to plug in to an already crowded power strip! The remote works fine, and it's simple, so training users to use it shouldn't be a problem.
      Audio comes through fine, the computer didn't freak out when I used this, it worked flawlessly with no additional setup required. Amazingly simple thing compared to the setup required for the rest of what I've had to do to get this setup working.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Mine broke within an hour

      I bought this because my TV only has 2 HDMI connections and figured I'd end up needing more. So when I bought an Xbox 360 I was happy to use this to switch between...Read complete review

      I bought this because my TV only has 2 HDMI connections and figured I'd end up needing more. So when I bought an Xbox 360 I was happy to use this to switch between that and my existing PS3. Within an hour of use, while watching a TV show via my PS3, I first noticed interference which within seconds resulted in picture break up, then snow. Finally the TV was left with a 'unsupported mode' message. I checked everything and changed to the unused input and it seemed to be back up and running. 10 minutes later that fizzled out. I read somewhere that you DO need a power adaptor (this has an input but no adaptor is included). I might try a suitable one and see if this is the problem, but it looks more like the electronics are burning out than a low power problem. This is a great shame as the unit is otherwise faultless and the price is outstanding. I'm marking it down slightly as it's unusual for electronics to fail this quickly nowadays. If the power adaptor solution works, then that's additional expense. I hope to get it working or get it replaced by the manufacturer because the price is fair and it's an ideal solution to future proof the TV as everything starts moving to HD signals. The physical strength of the HDMI cables when inserted make this lift immediately off the surface. Some double sided padded tape would be good to fix this to a surface to avoid this happening.

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      4.0

      Great cheap switch option

      By Tom

      from New Jersey

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cheap Non-powered Small
      • Consistent Performance
      • Good price
      • Non-powered
      • Small

      Cons

      • 15' Max On Output
      • Cannot Use A Long Cable

      Best Uses

        Comments about IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote:

        Product works great. Did what it said it would do. The only limitation it seems to have is with cable length on the output. Anything over 15' has an issue with quality degredation.
        Worked much better than a powered Monoprice switch.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Works great.

        By David W.

        from Alexandria, VA

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies

          Comments about IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote:

          Quality of signal is good. Remote works well.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Works well But there's a trick!

          By yipDog

          from Mesa, AZ

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies

            Comments about IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote:

            Does exactly what it says BUT I found you need to turn the source device on first THEN the TV. Otherwise it freaks out and gives all sorts of errors.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            excellent

            By midigeek

            from fort smith, arkansas

            Comments about IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote:

            Works great. Tried the belkin product first and had to send it back. This unit is better built and everything works!!!

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            5.0

            Get one!!

            By UNTV.

            from New York, NY

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality
            • Time saver

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Home Movies
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote:

              I have 3 Mac Minis and one monitor.
              This is a gift from the God of B&H/
              Click a button and you instantly switch to a different computer and operating system. So all three are operating all the time.

              One warning, buy the power supply for this unit at the same time. Guarantees a flawless operation.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Works as Advertised

              By JR

              from Mendon, UT

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote:

                  I use this on a TV that only has one HDMI input. I connect 3 different HDMI units up and this works flawlessly. You should have no concerns about getting this product if that what you need to do. Simple, out of the box, good to go.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  3.0

                  No frills, but works

                  By LIReview

                  from LI, NY

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Slightly Slow Switching

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote:

                    Does not switch between inputs instantly. There is a few second delay when switching. Not heavy enough to sit on the desk, as it's very small and light, so it moves around on the table from the cables pulling on it. But it works fine and is very portable.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Works as specified - except with TiVo

                    By JDR

                    from Connecticut

                    About Me Business Owner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                    • Works With Most Not All

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote:

                      This is a pretty well designed and functioning unit. The only problem occurs with HDMI video products that need constant contact with the monitor. TiVo has breaks in the 'sending' of signals that have a problem with a HDMI switch like this, and probably most others. Iogear knew of the issue but chooses not to 'advertise' the problem. Now you know and can decide.

                      I kept the switch and use it with an Apple TV box and DVD, which it works fine for. The TiVo has to go directly into the other HDMI port on the monitor.

                      JDR

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      GHDSW 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with

                      By Netut

                      from Flushing,NY 11355

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Does Not Improve Audio/Video

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote:

                          I connected this product to the output of Laptop computer which has HDMI output to the input of above product and connect this box with HDMI output to the DVI(Digital Video Interface) input of Standart Analog HDTV.Ofcourst you can connect to Flat TV with HDMI .
                          This switcher is easy to connect to the computer and TV as well as Blue-ray/DVD players,DVR set-top Box,Video game console media PCs, and computers which has HDMI output.Ofcourse you need additional ,Component, S-video cable ,RCA Cable with white and red to connect to the Analog HDTV to get the sound from TV speakers

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                          4.0

                          will buy again!

                          By chris

                          from wpb, fl

                          About Me Power User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Fast Setup
                          • Improved Audio/Video
                          • Simple Controls

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Movies
                            • Office

                            Comments about IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote:

                            pretty cool little gadget. good value. quality is ok. not a professional tool.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Does a very competent job

                            By Iaio

                            from Hazlet, NJ

                            About Me Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast Setup
                            • Simple Controls

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote:

                                I am using this HDMI hub to feed signals from a DVR, a high end DVD player and a Sony network media player into a 60 inch LCD TV which only has one HDMI input.

                                This hub works very well, the image is clean and crisp, and the remote makes it very easy to switch between inputs.

                                Great device at an unbeatable price.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Works as expected

                                By Bill

                                from Orlando, FL

                                About Me Power User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast Setup
                                • Pc Compatible
                                • Simple Controls
                                • Small

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Office

                                  Comments about IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote:

                                  We have a TV that only has 2 HDMI inputs, and needed 4, so we bought this device and it worked flawlessly with out setup.
                                  It's got a computer as one input, a VGA+audio to HDMI converter for another input, and the last input is for whatever device comes in to the room that needs to be connected. The nice thing about it is that it's powered by the HDMI cable, so no extra wall plugs to plug in to an already crowded power strip! The remote works fine, and it's simple, so training users to use it shouldn't be a problem.
                                  Audio comes through fine, the computer didn't freak out when I used this, it worked flawlessly with no additional setup required. Amazingly simple thing compared to the setup required for the rest of what I've had to do to get this setup working.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Love it. Needs a power supply

                                  By Jack

                                  from Philly

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote:

                                  Works great once you get a power supply. I used an old cell phone charger. One should be included and they charge more because it doesn't work with out one. Works great. You should buy it.

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                                  4.0

                                  Good product

                                  By Kevin

                                  from MA

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast Setup
                                  • Simple Controls
                                  • Works as advertised

                                  Cons

                                  • NONE

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Multiple Hdmi Sources

                                  Comments about IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote:

                                  Easy to use, hooked right up and works.

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                                  5.0

                                  Does the job for a great price!

                                  By Mark

                                  from Green Bay, WI

                                  About Me Power User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast Setup
                                  • Simple Controls
                                  • Well Priced

                                  Cons

                                  • Basic Design

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Office

                                  Comments about IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote:

                                  This might not be the nicest looking product, but we have purchased two to use in an installation and they work perfectly, and are extremely well priced.

                                  They draw their power from the HDMI cable itself, and can be switched manually or by using the remote control.

                                  Overall, very satisfied.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great solution!

                                  By ClevelandSuburbs

                                  from Northeast Ohio

                                  About Me Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Fast Setup
                                  • Improved Audio/Video
                                  • Simple Controls

                                  Cons

                                  • NONE

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Office

                                  Comments about IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote:

                                  I have an older projector (for now) which does not have HDMI ports -- only VGA. Somehow needed to converge and connect 2 sources (DVD and cable box) to the single port on projector. Searched and searched the web for a solution to what I thought was not an uncommon challenge. Never found what I was looking for. Finally called the folks at B&H and....TA-DA!!!! It IS an easy solution. AND the switch comes with a remote! Perfect! Very helpful, very well priced and quick shipping! I will buy from them again! Highly recommend!

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                                  • No

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                                  3.0

                                  Does need power adapter

                                  By T. J.

                                  from Orlando, FL

                                  About Me Professional Artist

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Lacks Functionality

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote:

                                    While the webpage for the product suggests that no power adapter is required, that wasn't my experience. My Bluray player wouldn't even start up when connected to the switch yet worked perfectly when connected directly to the TV. When I contacted customer support they offered to send me a power adapter for free, which was nice, but I think it would be better if they simply included it with the purchase, since I now have to wait for delivery of the adapter in order to use the switch for it's intended purpose.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Easy

                                    By Vonroos

                                    from New York, NY

                                    About Me Hobbyist

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Highly Compatible
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • No need own power source

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote:

                                        It works fine. Setup and operation is, as it should be in devices as simple as this, works.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Works

                                        By terrbear

                                        from Sequim, WA

                                        About Me High bandwidth user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Set Up

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home

                                        Comments about IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote:

                                        Switch from one HDMI to another.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • Mac

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                                        5.0

                                        HD Problem Solver

                                        By Royal Geek

                                        from Aberdeen, NJ

                                        About Me High bandwidth user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Reliable
                                        • Small

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about IOGEAR GHDSW3 3-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with Remote:

                                            The problem was an excellent HD large screen monitor with only one input. This switch connects it to a cable box and allows me to switch to a game console without pug swithing. It is fast to set up, and easy to use. The remote makes using it convenient, and the price is the best part.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • PC

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