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HDMI Splitter lose quality?

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June 23, 2010 2:44:44 PM

I need to split an HDMI output to two sources, will a cord such as this work without losing quality or anything? Thanks.

http://cgi.ebay.com/HDMI-Male-2x-HDMI-Female-Y-Splitter...
June 24, 2010 6:44:12 PM

I wouldn't buy a passive splitter like that one. A passive splitter will cause the HDCP handshake between devices to fail. HDCP is "High Definition Copy-write Protection" and most HD sources (ex. Blu-ray players, HD Cable box, etc.) require it to output an HD signal. You should go with a active splitter like this one from monoprice. http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&...

If you need more info just ask.

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June 26, 2010 2:54:31 AM

Do you know of any other well known brands that are cheaper? $34 is kinda high for my needs. I'm gonna tear it apart and put inside of a different enclosure.
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June 28, 2010 6:22:02 PM

magruder13 said:
Do you know of any other well known brands that are cheaper? $34 is kinda high for my needs. I'm gonna tear it apart and put inside of a different enclosure.


If you search the internet you maybe able to find a cheaper splitter, but I doubt it. I have bought "name brand" splitters (that cost twice as much as monoprice) and had problems with them, but have never had problems with multiple Monoprice splitters.

IMO you can't find a better splitter for a better price.

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