HDMI Splitters any good?

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    i have two hdmi ports one for blu-ray and the other vhs/dvd combo

    i am probably going to get a xbox 360 elite system for x-mas. So i was wondering because gamestop sells hdmi splitters, so do they work alright also
    you get to hdmi signals through one hdmi port correct? Is the picture and sound quality not affected? anyone got one?
     
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    I got a 4-port HDMI switchbox from Monoprice; works great and the price was cheap. Only using one port now (Satellite), but I'm planning to get PS3 and considering a dedicated HD-DVD player someday. Every so often the signal goes whacky but I simply cycle through the 4 ports and when I get back to the first, it resets. The one I got came with a remote, too. I got the cables from them, too. Very good quality.
     
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    From what an audio-video expert told me at work, you are going to want to spend over $50 to get good circuitry in an HDMI splitter. Cheap = cheap! When it comes to video fidelity, get the best you can afford within your budget. I'm not saying you have to go out and spend $700 on a Key Digital HDMI switcher, but you can get something that's going to output a picture as if it were a dedicated HDMI port. Right? Also, you want to make sure you're getting a good quality chipset in there as well.

    Why not give this one a shot. It's got good reviews and performed well for a variety of devices:

    http://www.amazon.com/OPPO-HM-31-Certified-1080p-Switch/dp/B000UQCAKW
     
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    Wrote a very good review about Oppo but it was deleted like most of my posts seem to be. I guess I'll move on to Fango. Too much censorship here and personal views are not truly accepted.
     
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    Glad you started this thread. I used both my HDMIs and will need more in the future!!
     
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    While this is true with analog (to an extent) with digital it's not so true. Either the HDMI cable delivers all the 1's and 0's or it doesn't. That is one of the key benefits of digital, which I'm sure your audio-video expert would also tell you. So you want decent component cables for example. But even still Monoprice.com makes good enough cables.
     
  12. Using HDMI splitters is essential in any configuration involving multiple hd displays. It can help overcoming the task of presenting media in several displays making sure that a group of people will be able to enjoy it. Additionally it is beneficial in workplaces or educational facilities where data presentations are frequent. Additionally it is simple, basic and practical to work with due to its small dimensions. It may possibly be carried at any place and yes it enables to reduce the mess of wiring within a location.
     
  13. Tongelina104

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    HDMI splitter distributes the input of the HDMI signal into the four identical outputs simultaneously. It supports HDCP and the real HDMI 1.3b. Its video amplifier bandwidth can be up to 2.25 Gpbs/225MHz. The HDMI Splitter offers solutions for HDTV retail and show site, HDTV, STB, DVD and Projector factory, noise, space and security concerns, data center control, information distribution, conference room presentation, school and corporate training environments.

    See here : http://www.espow.com/wholesale-ente...dmi-display-port-hdmi-switches-splitters.html
     

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