The most common problem with HDMI switches is not being HDCP compliant. HDCP is a digital "handshake" between components to ensure copy protection. The latest version is HDCP 2.2. Were your switches HDCP compliant?
Also, you should only purchased powered HDMI switches. Meaning you'd plug it into an AC outlet. Powered HDMI switches protect the digital signal from losing strength while passing through the switch.