any good hdmi splitters?

Discussion in 'The HTPC, HDTV & Ultra High Definition section' started by dsbig, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. dsbig

    dsbig Ancient Guru

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    I need a hdmi splitter, so I can connect my ps3 to a tv and a monitor.

    I seen some on amazon but I dont know if I should trust it. the reviews good and bad.
     
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    drandiiski Maha Guru

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    I want to do the same thing. I have tried those cheap passive ones from Amazon, but they do not work with the PS3. Or maybe they don't work at all, but I did try them only with my PS3. Unfortunately you (and me too) will need something active to do the job, but they are way more expensive. If anyone knows about a reasonably priced one do please tell us.
     
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    I bought this one about 2 months ago and it works perfectly. I have a Blu-Ray, TV and HTPC connected thru it. It does not require a power supply. It also auto senses which device is active. I think I only paid about $10 back then.

    http://www.amazon.com/Etekcity-Perf...8&qid=1394881793&sr=8-43&keywords=hdmi+switch

    This is the same thing.

    http://www.amazon.com/SANOXY®-Switc...8&qid=1394882061&sr=8-47&keywords=hdmi+switch

    And this.

    http://www.amazon.com/Fosmon-Smart-...8&qid=1394882131&sr=8-53&keywords=hdmi+switch
     
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  4. drandiiski

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    Humm that is not a splitter. It is 3 inputs and 1 output and we are looking for something with 1 input and 2 (or more) outputs.
     

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    Passive splitters are known to have issues. I would recommend checking KVMSwitchTech as they offer a wide range of active HDMI Splitter solutions that are EDID and HDCP compliant.
     
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    If no external power supply is required, what happens when you may use of that 5V DC power port?! I assume that is for the extra functions like powering the receiver for the remote control.
     
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    Your going to have to pay $$$ as it needs things like edid and hdcp as suggested above. Many products dont do this and it causes dramas
     

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