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Connect Two HDMI Cables into One

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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   NcgOsh



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Posted March 10 2011 - 12:38 PM


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?


#2 of 3 OFFLINE   Al.Anderson



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Posted March 10 2011 - 10:41 PM

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 of 3 OFFLINE   Robert_J


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Posted March 11 2011 - 12:47 AM

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