HDMI switch for 4k fire stick


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Hi All,

My requirements are fairly simple as its for a 2nd TV room.

Made the fatal mistake of buying a Samsung TV that only has 2 HDMI ports, don't want to return it because we like the telly...

Sonos Beam connected to the HDMI ARC socket, and want to connect a 4k fire stick and Sky Q mini box to the other HDMIsocket.

I had an HDMI switch that was used before, but says it only does 4k at 30hz.
When first connected the fire stick did something around optimising picture for screen etc, and now its highest resolution is 1080p.

I'm guessing, but don't know, that I need an HDMI switch that is 4k60hz in order to resolve this issue.

Firestick works fine in full 4k when connected direct to the TV, but need that HDMI socket for the beam.

I'd prefer not to use the optical option for sound, because that seems to create a lot more sync issues than going via HDMI does.

Would a fairly basic 4k 60hz HDMI switch do what I need it to?

Joe Fernand

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4K 30Hz suggests it is an HDCP1.4 compliant Switch - which were quite common in the early days of ‘4K’.

For any UHD capable Source devices you will want 4K 60/50Hz & 24p with HDCP2.2.


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