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Best HDMI 2.1 Switch (Review) in 2022

Reviewed by Oguz

Last updated at Dec 14, 2020

HDMI 2.1 is the only way to get 8K resolution at 60Hz or 4K resolution at 120Hz refresh rate. If you have multiple video sources, you will need a HDMI switch to split the video input.

In this article, we will go over things you need to know about HDMI 2.1 switch and splitters, and we will review the best HDMI 2.1 switches on the market.

HDMI 2.1 8K Resolution Switch

8K was supported even in the previous version of the HDMI standard. However there was a catch.

The issue with the HDMI 2.0 8K support is the fact that the refresh rate is limited at 30Hz due to bandwidth capacity of the cable.

However, with the

new HDMI 2.1 cables
the bandwidth is much higher and enables 8K resolution at 60Hz refresh rate.

HDMI 2.1 4K with 120Hz Switch

On the other hand, the second use case for the HDMI 2.1 is very high refresh rate output, which is crucial for competitive gaming.

With the release of next generation gaming consoles, 4K 120Hz gaming is coming to gaming consoles and TVS.

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