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Rocketfish - 2-Way HDMI Splitter

Turn 1 HDMI source into 2 with this Rocketfish™ RF-G1182 splitter that delivers 1080p content, 3D capability, and 5.1/7.1 surround sound to most HDMI components. The included AC adapter ensures reliable power.
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My HDMI splitter doesn't seem to be compatible with our new motorola cable box. It worked just fine with our old cable box which was from Xfinity

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Can this rocketfish splitter be used with elgato hd 60?

I just bought this rocketfish hdmi splitter to use with my elgato hd 60. I am trying to use to record my playstation 3 game play. I know that the elgato hd 60 doesn't work with the ps3 but I have done some research and most said that if u get a hdmi splitter it works. I have everything hooked up correctly and not working. Can anyone help me please?
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Compatibility with Rogers Cable box

Hi,

I'm having problems using this splitter with a Rogers cable box (Scientific Atlanta Explorer 4250 HD). The Rogers box displays a message claiming that the splitter is an illegal device and shuts down HDMI output. I guess it has something to do with HDCP protection. Have you had success using this splitter with Rogers cable/satellite sources?

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2 months ago
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Hamish
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Ottawa
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I'm using it with a Motorola set top box sent from a computer to two HDMI TVs
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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JACKTWUCK
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Tarpon Springs FL
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The splitter works with most HMDI outputs.
2 months ago
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Getting 3D pass through to work

I have a 3D TV, a 3D DVD Player, a 3D capable Direct TV receiver, and a Denon non 3D AVR. What do I need to be able to watch 3D movies and still use the Denon for surround sound? I bought this 2 way splitter thinking it would split the HDMI Monitor so that I could use the TV for display, but it didn't work. All I got was audio. Do I need a 3 way splitter? A Switcher? I only have one HDMI input going to the TV because it is mounted on the wall and there is only one HDMI outlet on the wall so I am unable to plug any additional HDMI cords into the TV itself. I had it connected through the Denon at one point and was able to see a 3D movie with surround sound, but then I could not get the display to go back to direct TV. All I got was sound. Any ideas? Maybe a 3 way splitter?
2 months ago
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Van
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Illinois
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You may want to try a powered splitter. Plug the feed into the input and the output to 1) TV, 2) receiver. See if that will work. If not, BB will be fine with you returning it. Ask a salesman in the A/V section and tell them what you are going to try, this way if it doesn't work it will be even easier to return.
You may be loosing the signal because it's not strong enough, that's why you want a powered splitter. Oh yes, it's a Rocketfish model # RF-G1182.
2 months ago
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novisnick
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Alexandria, La
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2way splitter not consistently passing audio to both TVs

I recently purchased the Rocketfish 2way HDMI splitter in order to send one video signal to two different TVs simultaneously. My set up (pre splitter): DirectTV HD DVR and Sony Blu Ray player both connected to Yamaha AVR via HDMI cables into assigned inputs on AVR. HDMI output to LG LED TV in Living room delivers digital video to the TV, audio routed to 5.1 speaker setup via the AVR. I purchased a Vizio LED for use on my patio, on the exterior side of the same wall on which the LG TV hangs. HDMI had already been run to that exterior location. Intent was always to watch the same thing on both TVs. Purchased the Splitter and connected as follows per the instructions: power connected to surge protector; HDMI from DirectTV box disconnected from AVR and connected to "Input" on splitter; output 1 connected to Cable TV input on AVR (previously that input had received HDMI from DVR); output 2 was connected to patio TV's HDMI. Everything worked great! Got audio and video to the new TV outside as well as the one inside, even got the same audio to separate outdoor speakers using Zone 2 feature on AVR. Then, someone wanted to watch a movie on the blu ray player. I realized this connection scheme would not work with that device since it was not at all connected to the splitter; could have replicated the DVR connection setup but I wanted to re route the cables so that I wouldn't need to fuss with them any time this situation came up. My solution: route video output from AVR through splitter to both TVs leaving both source devices (DVR and BR connected directly to AVR inputs as follows: I plugged DVR HDMI back into the AVR DVR input, left BR HDMI connected to AVR, connected an HDMI from the AVR video output to the splitter input (previously connected at the other end to the LG tv), connected the LG to the splitter output 1, exterior TV to splitter output 2. Audio and video worked fine inside but I was getting video only on the patio ( and no audio on my patio Zone 2 speakers). This was true weather I used the DVR or BR player as the source. Any thoughts on why no audio outside with this setup? The Zone 2 audio prob is particularly suspicious since that setup bypasses the switch altogether. Thanks
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Larry L
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Orange County, CA
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Run both tvs through a receiver with hdmi pass-through.
2 months, 1 week ago
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Josh
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At this point, due to the fact that the issue shows when the splitter is not part of the signal flow, it appears you are having issue with the Zone 2 configuration on your Yamaha Receiver.
3 months ago
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Why do I lose signal on TV when 1 or other is turned off?

I have a cable box and splitting the output of that to two 1080p TVs. If both are on, it works just fine, but as soon as one or the other tv is turned off, I lose signal to the tv left on. One tv is 60hz and other is 120hz. If I power all devices off and let cable box boot back up, will it resolve the issue or is this a known flaw in the this switch? I should be able to turn either tv off and not lose the signal/picture on the other.
5 months, 1 week ago
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The issue here is that the device is a "splitter," not a "switch." It has a logic circuit inside that doesn't allow only one output at a time.
In the olden days of analog A/V connections, the signal connections between devices were mono-directional, they only sent a signal one direction (from source to output device). In this new - fangled digital age of A/V connections, the source and output devices communicate with each other bi-directionally. Basically this means all devices must be powered up for operation before the splitter will function.
I hope this helps!
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Wahaipo
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It is not a flaw with the switch. It's actually part of the HDMI signal that causes this. The HDCP built into the cable causes the signal to stop going to both TV's when you turn off one.
5 months, 1 week ago
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Dolby Digital pass through

I am using a splitter to split signal from by fios settop box. One cable goes to my Denon 4520 AVR and the other goes directly to my LG led (42LS5700). I have a cable that goes from my AVR to the TV as well. When using the splitter I get sound but will not pass DD through to AVR. If I connect cable directly from my set top box to AVR I get DD (not using the splitter). Opinions on how to resolve?
5 months, 1 week ago
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Musk
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I would run everything through the Denon only, with only one HDMI cable going to the TV. To watch TV through the cable box just select the cable input, you don't have to power the Denon on, just use it as a switch. The Denon needs to be in stand-by mode and not completely off. Look in the Denon users manual to find this. Works fine for my AVR which is a Yamaha but that fact doesn't matter.
2 months ago
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novisnick
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I'm sorry for the late reply, but the engineers did confirm that the splitter will pass the Dolby Digital signal through. One thing to check is to ensure that your FiOS is sending out the DD signal. As long as it is, then the other thing to try is disconnecting everything from the power. Disconnecting the HDMI cables. Reconnect the cables and power everything else back on. If none of those work, then please call us at 1-800-620-2790 so we can provide further assistance.
5 months ago
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Can I use this splitter for my laptop to show 2 different displays?

I plugged it all in and it only duplicates my laptop screen onto both monitors. I can change the settings to show my laptop as screen one and both monitors show screen 2. How do I make the laptop and 1 monitor show the same thing while the second external monitor shows screen 2?
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Utah
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What you input into the splitter will be put on both monitors hooked up to the outputs. You would need two separate hdmi outputs from your computer to show different outputs on your monitors.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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JDogg95
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Port St Lucie, FL
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Since you only have the single output from your laptop, it can only send out the same signal to the 2 displays. They are going to show the same image.
5 months, 1 week ago
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Splitter and PS4 w/ El Gato

I am trying to hook up my HDMI splitter to my El Gato Gaming Capture Card. It shows no picture just flashes on and off. I have everything hooked up correctly and still get nothing. Help?
6 months ago
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Nate
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The PS4, like its predecessors was designed to output video in HDCP format thru HDMI. In this format, the Elgato cannot accept or record gameplay video. Your description of the problem sounds like HDCP is being output. Sony announced a patch to allow users to turn off HDCP output. Has this been downloaded yet? If so, then you need to change settings to turn off HDCP. If the patch is not available yet, you will have to wait until it is before being able to record. I would also research how to bypass HDCP.
6 months ago
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OldNAchy
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Fairfax, VA
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According the El Gato website, the card is not ready for use with the PS4 yet. They are waiting for a firmware update on the PS4 before they can get it to work. To check and see if that update has gone live, you could connect it up without the splitter and see if it works directly. It shouldn't yet, but the info on their website might be out of date.
6 months ago
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Can you help me, I'm ot sure this is what I need ?

I am trying to find something that will go from my computer to my monitor and/or my flat screen tv ?
7 months ago
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Ron
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Nebraska
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If your computer has an HDMI port for connecting to a monitor and your T.V. has an open HDMI port you are good to go. You will just need to change the input on your T.V. (via the remote) to the corresponding HDMI to which you connected the computer and you're done. If your computer does not have an HDMI port, you can purchase a DVI (previous standard computer monitor connection) to HDMI adapter and follow the same instructions as above
6 months ago
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TripleJ
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Plymouth, IN
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This product does that. It takes a single input and sends an output to 2 different display devices.
6 months ago
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