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hansokl

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Good morning!! Can I use an HDMI Switch to get HD to a 2nd tv? If so, can anyone recommend a decent one? I'm trying to figure out this for tailgating where I plan to only use one receiver. I have a splitter I could use to use an additional receiver but I would rather just use one. I am fine with just displaying the same programming on both sets as one would be outside and one inside. Thanks in advance!!
 
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John Kotches

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Thanks for the link.. So an HDMI switch would work fine?

You need a splitter not a switch.

A switch takes multiple outputs and connects them to a single input.

A splitter takes a single output and sends it to multiple inputs.

in this case you need a 1:2 splitter.

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Yeap. As John said. A switch will only output one source at a time. A splitter will take one signal to multiple devices.

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hansokl

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Thanks for the responses.. Yeah looks like I need a splitter.. basically I am wanting to have 1 hdmi out from receiver into a splitter and 2 hdmi out from the splitter to the 2 hd tvs.. I'm trying to determine if something like this Ultra High Performance HDMI Switcher 3-1: Link text Should this work or do I need something else?
 

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Passive splitter don't always work. There can be handshake issues. Look for a powered one.
 
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