UGreen HDMI Switch Review

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Rating: 4.5/5


What I Like: 

  • Adds an additional 2 HDMI ports to any device
  • Will only switch to HDMI ports that are active
  • As easy as push-to-change source
  • Included remote works to change source
  • Only a short delay when changing sources
  • Powered by a TV USB port

What I Don’t Like:

  • Set up was a bit odd, if things are not done in the right order then the switch will not work
  • Will require an additional HDMI cable (not included) and a USB power source (not included)

Conclusion:  My DLP Projector did not have enough HDMI ports to support my devices and a switcher was the solution. Now I do not have to constantly unplug and fiddle with wires to get my PC, game system or computer connected to my projector. Switching sources is as easy as pushing a button on the device itself or using the remote. I personally like that it is a manual process, as a previous switch I purchased was automatic and had some issues detecting incoming HDMI feeds. This switch works flawlessly and takes about a second to switch sources. There is no issue receiving audio/video signals (I have tested up to 1080p since that is what my display uses) and the switcher does not seem to cause any delay or processing artifacts. The set up stumped me for a few moments, as at first it seemed the device wouldn’t work, but everything needed to be connected in the correct order (IR remote, power, then HDMI sources). Once that happened the switch began receiving signals and working fine. I currently have the HDMI switch connected to my projectors USB port and that provides enough power. Although the switch lights up without being connected to USB power, I haven’t gotten it working unless it was plugged in. This means that it will be necessary to power it with a TV USB port or an external power brick, which is not included. Overall I’m happy with this switch. The build quality seems good and it does what it advertises but note before buying


Where to Buy

UGreen HDMI Switch:
Amazon U.S.A. | Amazon Canada
Price at time of review: $13.99


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Comments

  1. Hello there,
    I’m thinking on buying this product to change between cameras during a live event I’m going to be broadcasting to youtube.
    You said it takes about second to change for the desired source. My question is if it shows a blank screen during the transition, or does it freezes the image or any thing like that during that 1 second.
    Great review and thank you for your feedback

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