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Connect Two HDMI Cables into One

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by NcgOsh, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. NcgOsh

    NcgOsh Member

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    Hi


    I am trying to connect two HDMI cables (one from projector and other one from TV) into my bluray player. Should I use a splitter or switch? What is the brand name you recommend?


    Or do I have to buy a DVD Player with two HDMI outputs?


    Thanks
     
  2. Al.Anderson

    Al.Anderson Well-Known Member

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    Splitters usually don't work due to the DCMA protections built into the HDMI handshaking protocol; so use a switch. I've never needed one so I don't have brand recommendations.


    The better option is to always route to your receiver first, and to get a receiver that has dual HDMI output. Obviously that costs more than a switch, but when you go to upgrade the next time it's something to look for.
     
  3. Robert_J

    Robert_J Well-Known Member

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    If you want both displays to run at the same time, Monoprice has a matrix switch that takes care of the handshake.
     

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