From year to year, TVs evolve, HD gives way to 4K, HDR or 8K and the screens continue to grow.
However, despite these constant progresses, there is a point on which the manufacturers do not develop their devices sufficiently: the HDMI ports. Indeed, the TV sorely lack connectivity.
This is a surprisingly risky bias, especially since today most users have one or more game consoles, decoders, sound bars or even Blu-ray 4K players.
Fortunately, it is possible to add HDMI ports to any television, thanks to our tip explained later in this article.
Buy an HDMI switch
The only way to equip your TV with several HDMI ports is to get a switch, which will allow you to switch between one HDMI to the other.
You can easily find this type of product on Amazon, we tested the three-entry model of UGreen 20.99.
Its use is very simple, just connect the output port of the switch to your TV via an HDMI cable. Then you can connect up to three HDMI devices to the switch.
In addition, it incorporates automatic switching, this means that it systematically detects the last between connected HDMI. You can therefore juggle between two devices without having to reconfigure their connection.
Its data rate is high enough to take advantage of a 4K 30Hz or 1080p 60Hz connection, however it will not be sufficient for the game (email protected)
Finally, a remote control is provided with the UGreen switch in order to be able to choose from the different entries from our sofa.
Note that most HDMI switches, including the UGreen that we recommend, are not sold with an HDMI cable …
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HDMI switch vs HDMI Splitter
Do not confuse an HDMI switch with an HDMI splitter (sparator), because both are the exact opposite.
While an HDMI switch allows you to add multiple HDMI inputs and connect them all to a single port on your TV, a splitter is designed to transform a single HDMI input into multiple outputs.
This is what you need if you want to connect a game console to multiple TVs, or both a TV and a projector.
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