Budget TVs today come with 2 or 3 HDMI ports. If you are going to use a set-top-box, fire TV stick and maybe one more device like a gaming console, then you should be fine. But what if you have a bunch of devices sitting below your TV, be it multiple consoles, streaming devices and Blu-ray players? Those 2 or 3 HDMI ports start to feel limiting. But don't fret, there is a solution. There are a bunch of HDMI switchers available in the market for you to consider. Sure, these devices will consume one HDMI port on your TV but will add more than 1 in the process. We have HDMI ports that add a mere 2 ports going all the way up to 5 ports depending on your budget. If you are looking to expand the HDMI ports on your TV with an HDMI switcher, then here are some options to choose from available on Amazon. We haven't tested these devices, and they are listed based on the specifications and features they bring to the table.
First up we have the Kinivo 4K HDMI Switch. This device comes with 2 HDMI ports but is also available in options of 3 and 5 ports as well. It has an LED indicator which tells you which port is currently being used and has a simple button to change the source. It is made of aluminium. The HDMI switch provides high bandwidth 18Gbps data transmission. It supports 4K@60Hz, 1080p@60Hz, 3D, Deep Color, HDCP pass-through, uncompressed and compressed audio formats. You can use this with your gaming console, set-top box or Blu-ray player.
This HDMI switch comes with 3 HDMI inputs and remote control to conveniently switch between the inputs. Since the remote control uses IR, there is an IR receiver as well that comes in the box and connects to the switch. It is capable of 4K @30Hz, HDCP 1.4 deep Color and 3D as well. You can use it to connect devices like a Nintendo Switch, Blu-ray player, PS4, PS3, Xbox, DVD player, set-top-box, XBO360 and more. In the box you get 1 HDMI switch; infrared receiver; Remote control and 1 USB power cable.
This HDMI Switch has a clean design and comes with three HDMI ports. There is a button on the device to change the source. It supports 4K (3840x2160P) at 30Hz, 1080p, HDMI 1.4 Compatible, along with 3G support. It does not come with remote control.
This HDMI switch can support a 4K resolution and comes with three HDMI ports. It also comes with a remote control to make the switching off of the sources hands-free and convenient. You can connect a host of devices such as a Nintendo, Notebook, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, DVD Player, and more. In addition to the remote control, users can also use the button on the device to change the source. There is also an LED indicator to show which is the current source. It is a plug-and-play setup. It is easy to install and is compatible with all TVs.