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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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Can this splitter be used to pass 3D video to a 3D TV and HD audio to an HDMI 1.3 AVR?

3 years, 9 months ago
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You need a Blu-Ray Player with 2 HDMI outputs. One goes to 3D HDTV for Video and the second HDMI (SUB) goes to your NON 3D AVR for audio ONLY.. Then go to the Player settings and follow manual. Panasonic has 3D player with 2 HDMI out,
You don"t need splitter.
2 years, 2 months ago
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Vinny
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answer 2
It WILL NOT pass thru the audio while sending the 3d signal to the TV. I have a Samsung 50" 8000 plasma and a Yamaha DSP Z7 Receiver. While playing any regular Blu Ray, audio to the receiver is perfect and picture to the TV is perfect. Plug in the same movie in 3D and the receiver input flashes on/off continuously and plays no sound... Also the bluray recognizes that the receiver is not a 3D compatible device(even tho it is*I don't want to get started on that issue*). So I have to unplug the HDMI from the switcher that goes to the receiver until the movie starts and then plug it back in.... so no... this switcher WILL NOT WORK for your/my application......
3 years, 4 months ago
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Squigley
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Nanaimo, BC
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answer 3
all i can say is no matter witch output i tried it would not work with ps3 3d output to 3d tv with older 1.3a receiver. as i had hoped!
3 years, 6 months ago
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hydroman73
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No, not yet. a new ones coming.
3 years, 8 months ago
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TechnoFun
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answer 5
The easy answer is yes. I am assuming that your AVR does not support the 1.4 standard required for 3D, yet supports the lossless formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master HD. This is perfect for this purpose... Of course you'll now have to turn down the TV speakers too. Also consider for the $100 you're going to shell out for this single purpose device you may want to consider buying a new Denon AVR that supports 3D and HDMI upconversion starting at $350 and re-purposing your current AVR (depending on the quality of your current AVR of course). See the recommendation attached.
 
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3 years, 9 months ago
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AVsnob
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Rancho Cucamonga, Ca
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Does the RF-G1182 device only transmit up to 60Hz, or does it truly have lossless pass-through signal that is only rated for up to 60Hz?

I only ask this because on the back of the box I noticed that it said "Frame Rate | 60Hz," but I couldn't find any other more detailed information about the frame rate specs anywhere.
3 years, 9 months ago
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DaMiGe
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The frame rate on the packaging refers to the frame rate with which the video was recorded, not the TV screen refresh rate. The previous answer to this question is correct, the TV screen refresh rate is only a measure how how many times per second the screen refreshes itself, and is completely independent of the source device or content that is connected to the TV (this includes the HDMI cable too). The RF-G1182 splitter will work with all frame rates (video recording) and all TV screen refresh rates.
3 years, 6 months ago
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Brian
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answer 2
I am guessing you are wondering if this will support a 120Hz, 240Hz etc TV... you may be surprised to know that nothing transmits a signal as 120Hz or 240Hz. All the devices you own transmit the signal at 60Hz and your TV converts/alters the signal to the improved frame rate. If you don't believe me look at the output options/information on your devices, also read the source information displayed on your TV. Your devices are also labeled and stamped as such on the back of the device near the serial number. There is no such thing (at this time) as a 120Hz Blu-Ray player... or anything else for that matter. So... yes is the answer to your question if you're wondering if this will work with all the different frame rate TVs, but the question itself is flawed because the frame rate is a function of the TV, not the source. Here's a great thread for more geeky information:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1079600
3 years, 9 months ago
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Rancho Cucamonga, Ca
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rocketfish HDMI splitter will not work on two TV's

My rocketfish splitter has to have TV1 turned on in order for TV2 to work? If I turn off TV1, then TV2 looses its signal. Is my splitter defective or what am I doing wrong? One run is 24 feet the other is 6 feet
3 years, 7 months ago
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This unit will not work with two TVs... It is intended to "split" your video from the sound, output one to the TV and output two to the A/V unit for sound..... I know, what good is that
1 year, 6 months ago
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disapointed
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Michigan
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answer 2
That's how it works. Pain in the behind isn't it? I ended up switching to a different brand.
3 years, 2 months ago
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Effie2118
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El Cajon, CA
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Doesn't work on two TVs

I am having the same problem a s a previous poster. The splitter is sending signal to 2 tvs but TV2 has to be turned on for TV1 to dipsplay the picture. This does not seem to be the case vise versa. This splitter has a flaw.
3 years, 6 months ago
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I think the manual talks about turning off the CEC function on the TV's if you don't want to have them both turned on to watch TV.
9 months ago
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Nacco
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answer 2
This is most likely an EDID issue. When a source device (blu-ray player, cable/satellite box, etc.) is connected to a TV via HDMI cable, the TV 'tells' the source device what the best possible video resolution (among other things) that it is capable of displaying. If the 2 TVs you are connecting to the splitter do not have the same display capabilities, you will need to use the lowest common denominator (for example, if one is a 720p panel and the other is a 1080p panel, you will need to set the 1080p panel to 720p in order to display the video on both TVs at the same time).
3 years, 6 months ago
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Brian
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Minneapolis
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Can I use the Rocketfish splitter to connect two monitors to my computer?

I just purchased a Gateway PC and was told that it supports 2 monitors ... however, there is only one port to plug in a monitor. I have one HDMI monitor and one that is LED ... can I use the splitter to be able to use both monitors ... as if it were one large screen. I want to run two separate programs at the same time.
3 years, 5 months ago
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This will not do what you're asking. If your PC has HDMI and VGA ports each can be used to drive a separate monitor without any other hardware.
2 years, 7 months ago
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moonroverer
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answer 2
may have to get dual video card
3 years, 4 months ago
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Anonymous
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PS3 and Satellite box

Wil the splitter work to connect my satellite box and PS3 to one TV?
3 years, 3 months ago
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if your TV only has one hdmi port, than yes, this will be what you will need to connect more than one hdmi device to the TV
2 years, 6 months ago
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RUGQQFY
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answer 2
This device is not like old analog splitters that could be used bidirectionally. This is a one way SPLITTER. What you are needing is a SWITCH.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=-4592396487478636879&id=pcat17071&type=page&st=hdmi+switch&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960
2 years, 7 months ago
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can I leave my 2-way HDMI splitter connected with just 1 TV temporarily

I normally would have 2 TV's connected but I need to use 1 elsewhere for a short time. can i leave the splitter connected to the 1 remaining TV without any issues until I reconnect the 2nd TV.
3 years, 3 months ago
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If complications arise and your cabling is inaccessible or entirely confounding, female to female HDMI adapters can be had for under $10, and can tie the signal male to device male. Or, if the cables reach, you could just plug your device male into the source.
2 years, 7 months ago
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moonroverer
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answer 2
Yes, having only 1 TV connected should work. It would he the same as having 2 TVs connected with 1 always powered off.
3 years, 3 months ago
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Rich
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If I connect this to a 1080i TV and to a converter that adapts to composite video, will the signal to the TV be downgraded to composite quality?

3 years, 1 month ago
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TechnoMom
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The conversion from HDMI signal takes place at the converter, there should be no "upstream" downgrade.
2 years, 7 months ago
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moonroverer
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answer 2
Possible BUT, DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCT to try it!
2 years, 8 months ago
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sfincher
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How long of an HDMI cable can this drive?

How long of an HDMI cable can this drive? I have seen 50' hdmi cables, can this drive that far?

Andy
2 years, 7 months ago
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Andy
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Andy...the answer is yes. The Rocketfish 2-way HDMI Splitter can handle 50' and 100' hdmi cables. I have 16 tvs in my bar, with 6 tvs up to 100' in distance from my direct tv box/rocketfish splitter. The performance is outstanding! No loss in resolution, or breakup in picture/performance.
2 years, 6 months ago
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alex1107
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mission, tx
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answer 2
Output cable lengths should be kept similar. If you're wanting to have one short run and one long run, a separate signal amplifier will be needed. I'd suggest a powered HDMI over cat5/6 setup. They have a built in amplifier, cable is cheap and can be cut to precise lengths, and fishing is easier due to the cable not having connectors preinstalled.
2 years, 7 months ago
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moonroverer
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will the unit send 5.1 audio signals throught to the receiver as opposed to 2 ch only?

1 year, 11 months ago
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Yes. It passes on the entire signal. I use it to send my DirecTV signal to my receiver as well as directly to the TV. This way I don't always have to have the receiver on.
10 months ago
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DKDomer
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South Bend, IN
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answer 2
This supports 5.1 and 7.1
1 year, 10 months ago
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