Quite a Feat
This small but powerful little box takes the signal from a single HDMI source and splits it to up to two, four, or eight different televisions, monitors, or other display devices. With support for the newest 1080p and 3D technology, modern humans can benefit just as well.
Set-up is easy and requires just the splitter, cables, and an available wall outlet. The HDMI-SPLITTER is also compatible with IR over HDMI systems. These are generally small adapters that go on the end of HDMI cables which allows the cables to be used as an IR extension. This lets the user change channels outside of line-of-sight without having to purchase a full IR repeater kit. These adapters are not included but can be easily purchased separately.
Shake it Up
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.
- Share Identical Content Between 4 Different HDTVs or Monitors
- 3D Ready for Compatible Devices
- Built-in IR Extension Support
- Supports Resolutions up to 1080p, 4Kx2K
- HDCP 1.3 Compliant
- Resolution Support: 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4Kx2K, 3D Video
- Audio Support: Standard DSD and HD (HBR)
- Output Cable Length: Max 15m (49ft) 24AWG Cable
- Input Cable Length: Max 15m (49ft) 24AWG Cable
- Wide Frequency Range: 25MHz~340MHz
- Deep Color Support: 30/36bit
- DC Power Supply: AC Input 100~240V, Output 5V/2A
- Operating Humidity: 5 to 90% RH (No Condensation)
- Operating Temperature: 0~70°C
- CE Listed
- RoHS Compliant
- (1) HDMI Splitter
- (1) 5V/2A Power Supply
- (1) User Manual
Can this splitter do 4K?
Unless your TV and devices require HDMI 2.0 for 4K signals, this will pass 4k signals. If you are unsure about which version of HDMI you need, please check with your equipment manufacturer or manual.
Can this splitter do ARC and 3D?
This splitter can support 3D, but it is not ARC compatible.
What does this do?
This splitter will take one signal from a source and duplicate it to a number of different TVs, monitors, or projectors.
Can I plug my gaming system into this?
This splitter will work with most modern gaming systems, but make sure your console has an HDMI port. Due to signal strength issues, we do not recommend using cables longer than 25' with gaming consoles.
Will this work if one display is off?
Yes, this splitter will output to both ports even when one of the displays is turned off.
Will this split my cable/satellite box signal?
Yes, this splitter can be used with most cable and satellite boxes. Some cable and satellite boxes come with firmware that prevents splitting. To be sure you can split from your box, contact your cable or satellite provider.
Can I use this with my laptop?
Yes, you can use this splitter with a laptop. Your laptop may need an adapter or converter if it does not come with a standard size HDMI port.
Can you daisy-chain these splitters?
We do not suggest daisy-chaining HDMI splitters. Each device between the source and display creates an additional handshake which can impair your signal. Puchase an HDMI splitter with enough outputs for your project.
Is this directional?
Yes, this is directional. It will only take one source signal from the input and send it to multiple outputs.
Can you output two different resolutions?
No, this splitter can only duplicate a single signal to multiple displays. Individual outputs are not adjustable.
What happens if my TV resolutions are different?
Because the splitter can only output a single resolution to all displays, it will attempt to find the highest resolution all displays can accept. You may need to adjust the resolution at the source if this does not automatically happen. This splitter is not HDMI 2.0, so the highest resolution possible if one of the displays is HDMI 2.0 will be 1080p.
Will this bypass HDCP requirements?
No, all equipment HDCP requirements will be intact.
Does this do automatic updates?
There are no updates required for this splitter.
What length cables can I use with this?
Maximum cable length varies from system to system, but in most cases 50' is the longest cable recommended. HDMI with Redmere cables are suggested for 75' and 100' runs, but these cables must be installed on the splitter to television side of the set-up.
Can I combine this splitter with an HDMI switch too?
We do not suggest combining splitters and switches. Each device added between a source and the display can increase the risk of signal interruption. If you require multiple inputs and outputs, please consider using an HDMI matrix switch.
Can I switch back and forth between outputs?
No, signal goes to both outputs at all times. You would need to change the input on the television if you wanted to watch something besides the signal being split.
Can I use this to take and image and split it up over many TVs to make one big picture?
No, our HDMI splitters repeat the same exact image onto each display. You would not be able to use it to create a mosaic image.
Will this upscale my 1080p signal to 4K?
No, this splitter will only duplicate the source it is splitting. It will not upscale your signal to 4K.
Can I use this to plug more things into one TV?
No, you would need an HDMI switch for that instead.
Is this HDMI 2.0?
No, this splitter is not HDMI 2.0. We do offer HDMI 2.0 splitters as well.
Is this HDCP compliant?
Yes, this splitter is HDCP 1.3 compliant. We also offer HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 compliant splitters.
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