HDMI splitter, passive vs active

Hi

I have two 55 HD screens from Samsung, one in my living room and the other in my bedroom. I wonder if it is possible to split the signal from the cable box so that the image appears on both screens?

Is it possible to use a passive splitter which is cheaper or do it need to be an active powered one?

Thanks for the help.
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  1. A passive splitter will not work. You need an active distribution amplifier such as this
    http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=101&cp_id=10113&cs_id=1011306&p_id=8154&seq=1&format=2
    Before you permanently run the long HDMI cable to the bedroom TV connect it and make sure that it works properly with and without the other TV being on. HMDI "hand shakes" to each TV and this can sometimes cause problems when the signal is split.
  2. HDMI is a high bandwidth digital signal. You need to use a active splitter. These passive units are nothing but junk and never work. You can check KVMSwitchTech as they offer a wide range of high quality HDMI Splitter and HDMI cable products. I have used them for a few applications in the past with great success.
  3. americanaudiophile suggested using the monoprix 1x2 HDMI active splitter. I bought this product. It works really great. Good quality video and audio. Decent price. Anything to do with HDMI is high priced. So, this was not bad considering ....
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