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Transformative Engineering HDS-42AVR – 4×2 HDMI Switcher

Transformative Engineering HDS-42AVR – 4×2 HDMI Switcher

HDMI Switcher – 4 Inputs, 2 Outputs

Availability: In Stock

Product Information

With the advent of the newest Ultra High Definition (“4K”) displays and sources, the latest version of High Definition Copyright Protection (“HDCP”) management was unveiled. For those end-users who have an older, non-HDCP2.2 compliant video/audio processor or receiver, this presents a major problem. In order to take full advantage of the video capabilities of a new 4K display and to hear all of the high-level HDMI-only Surround Sound formats such as Dolby True HD and DTS-Master, the only solution until now would be to replace the older Audio/Video Processor with a new version that is HDCP 2.2 compatible. In smaller systems, that is not a major issue. In larger, audiophile grade installations, replacing a very expensive processor with another very expensive processor is not always an option.

The HDS-42AVR solves this by allowing four HDCP 2.2/ full 4K sources to be switched and sent directly to the display, while directing any and all available HDMI Audio streams to the Surround Decoder. The HDS-42AVR handles all full 4K formats including 60Hz refresh rate at 4:4:4 color space for a full 18.2Gbps bandwidth. The Audio‑Only HDMI port is managed as a HDCP 1.4 source with a 720p MUTED video, in order to conform with anti-copy rules. For the installer we have included the ability to integrate the operation of the HDS-42AVR via IR (with an included IR Remote and pickup) or via RS232. As with all Transformative Engineering products, we have created a solution in an effective, innovative and reliable way.

Product Specifications

Input Signals:

HDMI Version 1.0 thru 2.0b

IR Signal – Pickup for operation of this device only RS232 – 3-Pin

Video Formats Supported:


UHD up to 18.2 Gbps: 4K 60 Hz 4:4:4(8bit), 4:2:2(8,10,12bit), 4:2:0(8,10bit) all current versions of HDR included

Audio Formats Supported:

All HDMI supported formats, including DTS-HD, Dolby-HD, DVD-A, Dolby TrueHD, 8-CH LPCM

Output Signal:

Output B: HDMI Version 1.0 thru 2.0b

Output A: Audio Only, Muted Video at 720p

Power Supply (supplied):

24 VDC, 750ma

Dimensions (Switcher):

7.0” W x 1.25” H x 4.0” D


1.50 Lbs (Switcher)

Product Features


4 Input – 2 Output HDMI Switcher


Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 4 × 3 in

PVC-coated Products; PVC-coated Wires and Cables

WARNING: This product may expose you to chemicals including DINP and/or DEHP, which are known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to or our information page: California Proposition 65 Info.