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This splitter is designed to take signal from a single source like a Blu-ray player, computer, or game console and split it out to four elevisions or monitors. By outputting the signal over a pair of Ethernet cables, this splitter doubles the distance you can ordinarily run HDMI, making it a perfect addition to offices, churches, and schools. The 280714 1x4 splitter comes with the most up-to-date HDMI specifications including 3D, 4K resolutions, and even 7.1 Dolby surround sound. It is also fully HDCP compliant so you can avoid many of those tiresome handshake issues.
Set-up is simple. In addition to the 280714 HDMI splitter, you need HDMI cables, Ethernet cables, and an available outlet. This box must be plugged in to work, but it comes with a 9v power supply. This splitter is also compatible with Vanco’s Super IR system for running IR over HDMI. Additional adapters are required for use of the Super IR feature.
With great digital power comes great digital responsibility. Many new HDMI devices have to adhere to the most recent wave of copy protection called High-bandwidth Digital Copy Protection, or HDCP. New devices are issued codes and they are programmed to have to check them against a large database of approved codes in order for your electronics to send and receive signals. HDCP basically acts like a bouncer, checking the IDs of every device at the door to ensure no authorized entries are made.
This process, known as the HDMI handshake, isn’t flawless and errs on the side of caution every time. If you’re having trouble with the transmission of audio, video, or both, there are a couple of common, easy fixes. Just like in every other type of technology, the first thing to try is a reboot. Turn your equipment off for a few minutes and then switch it back on. The next step, if a reboot proves unsuccessful, is to unplug your devices and connect them again in a different order. It usually works best to start with the device that supports the lowest resolution. For example, if one of your screens is 1080p and the other is 720p, connect to the 720p first. Still having issues? No problem! Contact us and we can walk you through more advanced troubleshooting options.