3 Port HDMI® Auto Switch
VS123HD
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Manual Revision: 02/06/2018
FCC Compliance Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Instruction Manual
Table of Contents
Introduction.............................................................................................1
Packaging Contents.................................................................................................................................. 1
System Requirements............................................................................................................................... 1
Hardware Installation.............................................................................4
Hardware Operation...............................................................................4
Specifications...........................................................................................5
Technical Support...................................................................................6
Warranty Information.............................................................................6
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Introduction
The VS123HD 3-port HDMI® Auto Switch features three prioritized HDMI input ports.
If the active HDMI source is turned off, disconnected, or otherwise lost, the switch
automatically selects the next available HDMI signal as the priority output, ensuring
the display is always receiving a signal.
The automatic switch includes an IR Remote Control, so you’ll be able to share an HD
projector or display between three HDMI audio/video sources, with the option to
manually control the switch from a distance or through the easy-to-use front panel
toggle button.
Ideal for High-Definition applications, this 3-in/1-out HDMI switch supports true
High-Definition 1080p resolutions (WUXGA/1920x1200 from PC/computer) as well as
7.1 Surround Sound audio, ensuring the best possible multimedia experience from
connected devices.
Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
Packaging Contents
• 1x 3 Port High Speed HDMI® Auto Switch
• 1x Remote Control
• 1x IR Extender Cable
• 1x Instruction Manual
System Requirements
• Video source devices (i.e. computer, Blu-ray Player)
• HDMI® enabled display device (i.e. television, projector)
• HDMI cables for Desired Number of input devices (up to 3)
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VS123HD 3 Port High Speed HDMI® Auto Switch
4
6
7
3
2
1
5
1. HDMI® Input Port #1
2. HDMI® Input Port #2
3. HDMI® Input Port #3
4. Select Button (Toggles between Ports)
5. HDMI® Output Dongle Cable
6. Power LED
7. Active Port LED Indicators
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Remote Control
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2
1
3
5
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1. Switch to Port 1
2. Switch to Port 2
3. Switch to Port 3
4. Power On/Off
5. Switch to Port Above
6. Switch to Port Below
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Hardware Installation
1. Connect the “HDMI® Output Dongle Cable” attached to the VS123HD, to an HDMI®
enabled display device (i.e. television, projector).
2. Connect an HDMI® cable (not included) from each desired input device (up to 3)
to the HDMI® Input Ports video source device (i.e. computer, Blu-ray Player) to the
Video Input Ports.
NOTE: This device features 3 prioritized HDMI® input ports. If the active HDMI®
source is turned off, disconnected, or otherwise lost, the switch will automatically
select the next available HDMI® signal as the priority output. As a result it is a good
idea to prioritize the devices connected based on frequency of use. You should
connect the device that you use the most to HDMI® Input Port #3 and the device
that you use the least to HDMI® Input Port #1.
3. Turn on the display device, followed by the video source devices.
Hardware Operation
1. Auto Switch Port Selection
Using the Auto switch feature, you can automatically switch between video sources
simply by turning off and on the devices connected to the prioritized ports.
For example: If you typically watch TV through your Cable or Satellite set top box,
but sometimes watch movies on your Blu-ray player. You can connect your set top
box to Port #3, and your Blu-ray player to Port#2. When the Blu-ray player is turned
on to watch a movie the VS123HD will automatically switch to the Blu-ray player.
When the movie is over, simply turn off your Blu-ray player and the VS123HD will
automatically switch back to your set top box.
2. Manual Port Selection
a. Press the “Switch Button” to switch between input devices from 1 to 3.
b. The Active Port LED Indicator will light as video sources are toggled. Discontinue
switching when the desired video source device is displayed on the HDMI® enabled
display device.
3. Remote Control Port Selection
a. Press the desired 1 - 3 key on the remote control that corresponds with the
number above the Active Port LED Indicator.
b. The selected Active Port LED Indicator will light, and the desired video source
device will be displayed on the HDMI® enabled display device.
c. Use the
button to power on/off the VS123HD.
NOTE: The
arrow buttons on the remote can also be used to switch the Active Port
LED Indicator to the adjacent up or down video source device.
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Specifications
Ports
3
AV Input
3x HDMI®
AV Output
1x HDMI®
Interface
HDMI®
Audio
Yes
Industry Standards
High Speed HDMI®, HDCP
Max Distance
10m/33ft
Max Resolution
1080p / 1920x1200
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Technical Support
StarTech.com’s lifetime technical support is an integral part of our commitment to
provide industry-leading solutions. If you ever need help with your product, visit
www.startech.com/support and access our comprehensive selection of online tools,
documentation, and downloads.
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Warranty Information
This product is backed by a two year warranty.
In addition, StarTech.com warrants its products against defects in materials
and workmanship for the periods noted, following the initial date of purchase.
During this period, the products may be returned for repair, or replacement with
equivalent products at our discretion. The warranty covers parts and labor costs only.
StarTech.com does not warrant its products from defects or damages arising from
misuse, abuse, alteration, or normal wear and tear.
Limitation of Liability
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officers, directors, employees or agents) for any damages (whether direct or indirect,
special, punitive, incidental, consequential, or otherwise), loss of profits, loss of business,
or any pecuniary loss, arising out of or related to the use of the product exceed the
actual price paid for the product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damages. If such laws apply, the limitations or exclusions
contained in this statement may not apply to you.
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