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Rocketfish™ - 4-Port 4K HDMI Switch Box - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 1170 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not a Great Buy

    Posted
    NoTechGeek
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    I initially bought this because my television only has 1 HDMI port that supports 4K HDR. The box says is supports 4K, HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, etc.. I let it sit for a while before testing because I didn't want to take the time to rewire everything, re-setup my harmony universal remote, IFTT actions and so on.. but last evening I had a spurt of productive attitude so I took about an hour re-routing cables and re-organizing my TV stand to allow this switch to fit. Upon plugging everything in (Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 Pro, Nvidia Shield TV) I noticed one of the inputs was on the front of the box, "weird configuration," I thought to myself, but continued on. So I proceeded to test everything. Nintendo, works. Nvidia, works. Xbox one, works.. let me see if HDR is enabled. Hm, that's odd HDR in the game isn't enabling, let me try the PS4.. No luck. No video, no sounds, got a flicker when turning on the console but then nothing. Tried rebooting everything, same result. Plugged PS4 direct to TV works fine. Tried some tips I found on forums (disable HDCP, YUV only, RGB only) no good. Changed output settings to 1080P, works fine. Sound, video, just fine. I say all that to say that the box says it supports 4K UHD/HDR, but my results say otherwise. Kinda disappointed it took me so long to test and setup because now I can't return it and that it took me about 4 hours of troubleshooting to realize it was the switch and not any of my devices.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A perfect missing piece for your smart home.

    Posted
    KayP
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    I'm on the way making my home smarter. All my lights, the audio systems, TV, receiver, speakers, my home theater system now can be controlled by voice. The only problem that I have struggled for a long time is I still unable to control my PC system in the way I want. I have 4 differences sources (PC, android box, PS4, Macbook) in my bedroom which are connected to the same monitor and to the same speaker system (AudioEngine). My problem is I have to manual make an adjustment each time I change the source and the audio system isn't able to change automatically. For example, If I want to use the PS4, I have to manually switch to the HDMI port 2 on my monitor and choose the input optical for my audio system on the app. And when I want to use the computer I have to switch back the HDMI 1, the input line-in for my sound system. Sometimes it makes me crazy because of the inconvenience. And this product is the perfect piece for my situation since it can compatibility with Harmony Hub as well as Alexa and Google Home. I love the compatibility between these products. Now I connecting all my sources to this HDMI switched hub, and all those sources are connected to my AudioEngine speaker (through the Denon receiver- Heos Link DS2). The harmony hub + Denon receiver + Rocketfish HDIM hub work very well together. Putting all 4 differences sources into 1 monitor and 1 audio systems. Now I just grab the Harmony remote and choose the mode I want to use (PC, PS4, macbook) or just simply ask Alexa to turn on PC, turn on PS4. It automatically changes the HDMI port on my monitor and chooses the right sound input that I set up for each source.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Highly recommend...

    Posted
    00Sab00
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    I had heard from some reviews, that this didn't work correctly with the PS4 system... I have had this now for roughly a month & it continues to work perfectly with the PS4 in one port, and the Xbox One X in another!!! For those who might have had issues with their PS4, the only thing I can say that maybe I have done differently, is that the PS4 cable that comes with the system isn't that great of one & I had purchased a higher end one roughly 6 months prior to buying this... maybe that's the cause, so I highly recommend if having that issue, but a high quality 4k HDMI cord hh replace the one that came with your PS4 system... as for the Xbox One X, that cord is already a higher end one & shouldn't need anything better. Before anyone asks... I'm using this with our 65 inch 4K Visio TV... not that that should make any difference tho. Hope this helps answer any concerns... good luck to you all with your switch! Oh... & the ONLY problem I have with this 4 port Switch... is the dang remote is way too cheap!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great device with one major flaw

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    RockStarCPA
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    This device absolutely does what it is supposed to. Setup and operation are both very user friendly. My only issue with the device is that it has an input on the front. As if we don't have enough cables running all over the place with our systems. I'm using all four inputs for my device so unfortunately, I do need to use this input. Having a cable sticking out of the front of the device not only looks bad, it causes the unit to be crooked in my system. I'm an accountant so I'm a little picky and would prefer the unit sit straight like my other devices. This bothers me so much, I'll probably replace it with a device that only has the inputs and output on the rear panel. Other than that however, the unit is well built and easily worth the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Convenient Hub!

    Posted
    Seawolf
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    This is the second of this unit I have purchased. It will maintain the quality in content even 4K. Just remember to use 4K HDMI cables from 4K content source to the Hub, just as Important to use 4K HDMI cable to connect the Hub to the 4K TV/Monitor. The first of this "Switch-Box" I got few months ago, is serving as my Central Station and expanded connectivity option to my portable 4K 40" NU7100 TV which only has 3 HDMI terminals. I have four content sources connected to this "Switch-Box" one been UBD-KM85C Samsung 4K player; Xbox 360; Digital Direct TV (yes via HDMI); Sony 13" Laptop -PC- From the "Switch-Box" am using a 4K HDMI to Vizio 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos sound bar/system's HDMI-In terminal, pass Through to the 40" Samsung NU7100 TV's ARC terminal. Liberating two HDMI ports/terminals on the TV itself for other content source additions later... like a PS4 Pro or later model. Samsung TV & Vizio 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos DO behave nicely and DO communicate well together!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A switch that works

    Posted
    TechEck

    Here’s the problem. I had two mini computers with only HDMI outputs and a monitor with one HDMI input. How do I connect both computers to the 2560 x 1440 resolution monitor? I thought this would be rather simple. Wouldn’t you think? I first tried a passive (no external power) HDMI switch. The screen blanked out so many times using either computer, that it was completely useless. The switch even said it would work up to 4K resolution. I then tried an HDMI to DVI adapter for one computer since there was a DVI input as well. The adapter said it was good to 4K resolution. Well, it worked but the resolution was only 1920 x 1080. Finally, I tried this device which was a powered HDMI switch. I plugged everything in, and presto, it worked! I’ve been using it for over a month and it works great. Some have complained about the remote control buttons; I can’t comment on that since I am using it on my desk and do not need the remote. But the unit has capacitive touch selection on the front panel that works well, and that’s what I use. The only problem I encountered was that once in a while when a computer is asleep and I turn it on, there may not be an output. This is remedied by switching to another input and back to the input in use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pricey but worth it

    Posted
    Dougprime
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    I purchased this product after picking up a new alienware gaming tower (I had previously purchased an ASUS Rog 20 gtx 970 about three years back which was great for gaming but when it became both my work tower and the gaming tower heat became a problem for a system being used sixteen hours a day). With two towers and no desire to have separate monitors I picked up the rocketfish switcher box. It's easy to set, up with four total outputs hdmi ports. You can go less expensive, but I've liked using rocketfish cables and since I was connecting a 1080gtx and a 970gtx tower to the same monitor I thought it was worth it to go 4k. No problems so far. Switching between inputs is easy via either the front of the switch box or with a remote (however the remote gets touchy at about ten feet away so make sure the box is unobstructed if you're doing an entertainment center hook up between multiple gaming consoles). It does need one open wall outlet space for the power adapter, so figure that into your logistics. Now I just need to find a good usb switcher box so I can stop swapping keyboards.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not for XBox One X running 4K HDR at 60fps

    Posted
    LongtimeGamer
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    I have this switch outputting to a Hisense 65H8C 4K HDR10 TV. I have my XBox One X, PS4, and Nintendo Switch plugged in as inputs. Works fine with my Nintendo Switch and first generation PS4, both are running at 1080p, and I can even run HDR on my PS4 at 1080p through it. The XBox One X at the full 4K HDR at 60fps (60 Hz) randomly blanks out the screen and will sometimes not display at all. I can unplug the same HDMI cable I use as the output directly into the XBox One X and it displays fine with no problem so it's not the cable or the TV. If you plan on using this to support an XBox One X running at the best possible resolution, DO NOT buy this 4K HDMI switch.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what it should

    Posted
    Matt
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    As with most people I have more HDMI devices than my TV has ports for. I bought this as a solution and it works exactly how i thought it would. The touch panel buttons are excellent and super responsive. There is no signal degradation. It's small and discrete. Priced well in my opinion. My only gripe and the reason I can't give 5 stars is because the smart switching doesn't seem to work like I had hoped. My Samsung TV will smart swap HDMI based on signal input but this switch does not. An easy work around is to be creative with your HDMI inputs so that the most used devices (the stuff my wife uses) are on the TV and the rest (the stuff I use) are on the HDMI switch. Limits having to mess with inputs. By that I mean my wife has to mess with the inputs less.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Set up was a breeze

    Posted
    Carolyn
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    I had been searching for a new HDMI switch box online but could not find one I liked so I decided to stop in at my local Best Buy to see if they had what I was looking for. After a little bit of searching I found the Rocketfish™ - 4-Port 4K HDMI Switch Box, I liked the way it was made, it felt more durable than the one I was replacing. Installation was super easy, simply plug in the various HDMI cables, connect the box to the power source, turn it on and you are set. There is plenty of room on the back for every HDMI cable to plug in with ease. I also love the fact that it comes with it's own remote making it unnecessary to manually change the port on the box if I want to go from my cable box to my blu-ray player to the gaming system. I have been using the Switch Box for a couple of weeks now and have not had any issues with it. I have to say that if I ever found that I needed a second HDMI Switch Box I would absolutely return to Best Buy and purchase another one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well worth the money

    Posted
    WillR1496
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    I purchased this as we had a lot of HDMI products that needed to be connected to a TV that had only 2 HDMI inputs. This product was easy to setup. The only 2 things I find a pain is that there is 1 HDMI input on the front so you'll have to position it a certain way so that all the cables don't bend the wrong way. Especially if you are the type that likes to keep all the products neatly seen. The other issue is that the remote is picky when pressing the buttons. I can press on the number I want active but it won't register with the switch at all times. Not a deal breaker for me. But you can press the buttons on the switch itself and it'll work just as good. This comes in handy if you lost the small remote. Overall, I'd buy this product again for one of our other TVs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very cool, odd issue though, maybe...

    Posted
    Eric
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    First off, BB description of this really cool tool is lacking. You can use the remote to change input sources or you can press the number on the front and that will work also. I use this on my Win7 PC and Raspberry Pi 3 (R-Pi) with no issues except for one. When I am using my ROBO 3D printer, also purchased from BB, and switch to the R-Pi during a print job. The USB looses connection and the print stops with no way to restart the print job. The monitor video cables on both the R-Pi and the Windows machine are used only to carry a video signal and not audio or USB on my system. When I switch back to the PC the USB reconnects but it's too late by that point for the print job. Kind of an odd issue that might not be encountered by most people, but something to keep in mind if using on computers with USB devices. Over all, I really like this switch box and will probably just remote into the R-PI from Windows during print jobs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work

    Posted
    excellentdrums
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    I needed this to share a Samsung 4k HDMI port between three game consoles: Switch, XBox, and PS4. It didn't work at all. I spent over an hour troubleshooting everything from cables to SmartTV settings. Maybe I got a defective unit but since the odds were so poor, I decided to try a different unit and went with the Philips 4-port switch. It was half the price, supported the same specs, and worked like a charm with zero issues (all three consoles connected and functioning in under 5 minutes). Avoid the Rocketfish and go with the Philips instead. P.S. Because I was so disappointed, especially with the premium price, I decided to write this review. This is the first time I've taken the time to review anything, ever.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If I could rate a 10, I would!

    Posted
    Sandy

    After fiddling around trying to find the right device to add more hdmi ports, I was finally steered in the right direction! This set up so fast and so easily, I couldn't believe it. The instructions are flawless. I was able to free up two ports on the TV and still have an open port on the switcher. I am a very happy camper! Everything works and no quality issues with my 4K ultra HD Sony DVD player or 4K ultra HD Hisence TV. It even recognized and plays an old VCR that I had converted to hdmi. You do have to stand close for the remote to work consistently, but you can also change channels by simply touching the channel numbers on the face of the box. Being able to run the remote from 10 feet away with my back turned and the gentle touch of a butterfly, is not something I expect or even care about! It works....I'm thrilled! If I could rate it a 10, I would! Highly recommend this awesome product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bought 2 and remote is terrible

    Posted
    Josh
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    I bought this product because it was the only 4k switch that Best Buy offered. I took a chance and bought it open-box the first time, took time hooking everything up perfectly, just to find out that the remote worked bad at best. When you press the number that corresponds with the port you're trying to toggle to, sometimes it works on the first try and sometimes it doesn't. If it doesn't work on the first try, then it doesn't work at all. I exchanged the product for a new one thinking that maybe it is because I bought open-box, but the same issue is occurring. I expect more from Best Buy since it only carries this product and it costs $70. This is very disappointing considering all of the money I've spent with Best Buy to have a 4K experience.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    Posted
    DiamondGuy
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    The average HDMI powered, remote controlled switch usually costs about $45-$60. This one costs over $70.00 I didn't want to put a cheap switch on my expensive equipment. The remote control did not work on the 1st unit I bought. I exchanged it for another one. The remote worked when it felt like it. And yes, I placed the remote right next to the unit. I called Rocketfish and they were absolutely no help. They told me that I had a defective unit and I should take it back to the store. Of course it was 18 days after the purchase and Best Buy has a 15 day return policy. After some arguing a supervisor gave me a store credit which I didn't want. I purchased another switch online for 1/2 the price and it works great.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says.

    Posted
    Fordguy23
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    Prettty good product. Have a PS4, 4K DVD player, and a switch hooked up to this unit. For some reason the 4K player works in all ports. But the ps4 only works in port one. Instructions say port one is for gaming consoles. But the switch plays in all ports also. So does this been port one is dedicated for 4K gaming consoles as the switch is not a 4K system. Port one is also on the front of the box. Which I don’t like but my preference. As much as this unit cost the give you a nice cheap remote to control with. Have to be right in front of the box for it too work. Good box. Cheap remote. Port one on front. Reasons for 3 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good product. Remote control sucks.

    Posted
    Phammon1
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    The actual switch works great. Great picture, allows 4K signal thru to my projector. Nice solid construction. The remote control is another story. I purchased 2 of these units to use in different rooms and the remote behaves the same on both units. When u point the remote towards the unit and try to change inputs it will not immediately change. You have to keep pressing the button on and if your lucky the unit might change inputs. I usually have to change the inputs manually. I’ve replaced the batteries but still no help. Their website has no trouble shooting support for these remotes. These units are quite pricey compared to the jtech digital that have working remotes

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good HDMI Switch

    Posted
    GeneralGQ
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    I wanted a switch for my HDMI devices because everything runs out of a closet for a TV mounted over a fireplace. Really wanted something that I could switch manual rather than using a remote. This came with a remote and I thought that was my only option but it allow manual change as well by pressing the numbers on the front. My DVD player display kept flashing on the screen and thought it was the switch, but I had to place the DVD on manual setting rather than auto and the problem went away. Everything else worked fine in auto mode. Good switch and the remote works well with it, but of course you have to be infront of the HDMI switch for that to occur. Again good HDMI switch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly! Buy!

    Posted
    Chris
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    For you gamers out there, this works perfectly! I have my Switch, Xbox One S and PS4 Pro connected to this and it works perfectly! Little to no input lag. I wanted to make this quick review for people that might wonna use it for that. Only saw one other review mention video games and I took a chance because of that guy and I’m glad I did. I just wanted to make you at ease if you were considering this and wasn’t sure. Only negative is the input 1 is on the front. Really bad oversight and this looks ugly. But I just put my 3 game systems on inputs 2, 3 and 4! Overall, It’s a great product! Well built and sturdy! You won’t be dissspointed !

    I would recommend this to a friend