I need help getting an HDMI Switcher

Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-FedRegistered User regular
I bought this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0049SCB2Y?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 but it doesn't work with a PS4. I need one that will work with a 360, a PS3, a PS4 and a WiiU. I need it to change to whatever is currently on automatically (this one does) as I'm laid up from spine surgery and can't move a lot.

Any help would be wonderful. Thanks all!


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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Why doesn't that one work exactly? I don't see why it wouldn't. :\

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    LD50LD50 Registered User regular
    It's supposed to work. You might want to try contacting their support.

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    It's not listed in the consoles it works with and when I try, i get a staticy picture. I've tried 2 different tvs and 4 cables and all give the PS4 a staticy image.

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    LD50LD50 Registered User regular
    Dear Russell,
    Thank you for your question regarding our Kinivo 501BN HDMI Switch.
    The 501BN is fully compatible with PlayStation 4, and it is HDCP compliant.
    Please contact us at support@kinivo.com if you have any additional questions.
    Thank you,
    Kinivo Product Support
    Email: support@kinivo.com
    Toll Free: 1-855-4Kinivo (1-855-454-6486)
    Live Chat: http://support.kinivo.com
    (Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm Pacific) see less
    By Kinivo Product Support on March 18, 2014

    From the amazon page itself.

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Well, they're wrong. And that's not part of my question. Does anyone know of an HDMI switcher that works for the consoles I mentioned?

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    wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    Well, they're wrong. And that's not part of my question. Does anyone know of an HDMI switcher that works for the consoles I mentioned?

    well, we're saying that any HDMI switcher should work. They aren't complicated devices. Have you considered that maybe you just got a bad device, which is why it has been suggested you contact support.

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    NightslyrNightslyr Registered User regular
    Yeah, you bought a dud. It happens. Contact their support and see if you can exchange your dud with a working one. Beyond that, my family uses a couple of Belkin switchers. They're no frills (outside of a simple remote control) but do the job. Used to have my old 360 and PS3 connected to mine, now it has my Xbone and PS4. No problems with two generations of consoles.

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    useless4useless4 Registered User regular
    Switch out HDMI cables, that could be the problem.

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    DratatooDratatoo Registered User regular
    edited March 2016
    I use a 4 port HDMI Switch from the brand "Aten". Does exactly what you are looking for, switches the input automatically, if only one is active. It also comes with an remote, if you have several inputs active. You can switch the input on the device itself, if you so desire. It cost a bit more than other brands, but it is well worth it.


    I used following devices on it:
    Xbox One
    Amazon FireTV 2
    Xbox 360
    Sony TV 46" from 2013

    You can also try booting the PS4 in safe mode, maybe it is just an issue with video signal settings - Stolen from GameFAQs forum:

    hold the power button til it beeps once, then keep holding it for about ten seconds till it beeps two more times then it'll boot up in safe mode

    Dratatoo on
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    BigityBigity Lubbock, TXRegistered User regular

    No PS4 but Wii-U works. But I agree that you got a dud of a device IMO.

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    mfc144mfc144 Registered User regular
    edited March 2016
    I have one of these:

    Simple, cheap, and works great.
    I have a Wii U, PS4, and Xbox360 hooked up to it, and have had zero problems.
    It always switches to whichever device is on. And if I have more than one on, it has a button on it to flip to the desired input.

    I see now that you have 4 devices you want to switch between. Sorry.

    mfc144 on
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