Sound United’s Denon and Marantz A/V electronics brands introduced Friday a pair of 3-in, 1-out 8K HDMI switchers designed to make it easier to switch between up to three different 8K/60 and 4K/120Hz signal sources through compatible Denon and Marantz 8K A/V receivers and processors.

The Denon (AVS-3) and Marantz (VS3003) switchers are compact boxes about the size of a Blu-ray case in width and depth, with a brushed aluminum front panel. Included is a small hand-held IR remote to switch between multiple ultra high-speed input signal sources connected to a single compatible input on a Denon or Marantz AVR with a limited number of such HDMI ports active.

The Denon AVS-3 and Marantz VS3003 HDMI switchers will be available for $199 each starting in October, from the Denon and Marantz web sites and authorized dealers.

See What Your 4K UHD TV Can Really Do With The Spears & Munsil 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc, $39.95.

Portrait Displays Calman Display Calibration Software

Amazon’s Best Selling 4K Ultra HDTVs

Amazon’s Camera, Photo & Video Deals

Amazon Fire TV Cube Media Adapter with Alexa

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon Echo Smart Speaker with Alexa Voice Control

Amazon Echo Show 8 Alexa Voice Controlled Smart Screen

Amazon Echo Dot with Clock Voice Controlled Speaker

Amazon Echo Studio 3D Audio Alexia Smart Speaker

Best Selling Soundbars and 5.1 Surround Systems

Best Selling Blu-ray Players

The switchers are compatible with HDMI-CEC protocols enabling them to automatically turn on or off, and switch inputs. This will require HDMI-CEC to be switched on in each connected HDMI device, including the switcher, AV receiver, TV, and connected 8K source devices.

The companies said that “as a bonus, both switchers are also controllable via the AV Receiver’s remote control if a user prefers that option over a dedicated IR remote, or HDMI-CEC.”

Integrators and enthusiasts will appreciate that both come with detachable wall-mount brackets and IR repeater capability for rack installations, out-of-sight placement or AV furniture and other obstacles that could block IR line-of-sight signal reception.

Compatible AV Receiver and Processor Models from Denon and Marantz include the following:

Denon AVR-A110
Denon AVR-X6700H
Denon AVR-X4700H
Denon AVR-X3700H
Denon AVR-X2700H
Denon AVR-S960H
Denon AVR-X8500HA

Marantz AV7706
Marantz SR8015
Marantz SR7015
Marantz SR6015
Marantz SR5015
Marantz NR1711
Marantz AV8805A

Online purchases made using links provided on this site might generate a small commission for HD We thank you for your support!

By Greg Tarr

Have a question for the HD Guru? HD GURU|Email

Copyright ©2021 HD Guru Inc. All rights reserved. HD GURU is a registered trademark.