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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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Why do my screens flash?

I have the input coming from a Mac Mini, and the outputs are a computer monitor and 47" TV. Cables are 3' and 10' I think.

I want to have the same thing displayed on both monitors (obviously), and everything works except every 3-4 seconds both screens go black for maybe 2 seconds then come back on. And this happens repeatedly.

No, these are probably not high speed HDMI cables, they are cheapo's. Is this really that big of a deal?
1 year, 1 month ago
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bigcat
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bigcat,

most likely the flash is from a sync issue that is causing the flash. you may have to play around with your resolution and Htz settings to get this to all sync up. I would recommend that you use at least medium grade cables and converts. Sometimes the cheapies are....well, cheap!

Good luck!
11 months ago
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answer 2
Make sure you connect the display with the lowest resolution to the output number one. You may also need to adjust the refresh rate your computer is outputting at. Turn off all the devices and unplug the displays from power for a full 30 seconds. Plug the HDMI splitter back in, then turn on the computer, then plug in the display on output one, and finally plug in the 2nd display. That should reset the HDMI connection within the devices.
1 year, 1 month ago
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is This unit can pass through audio signal with DTS-HD master, dolby-true HD signal from Bluray player?

1 year ago
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huyvn
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huyvn,

Not sure about the quality of the audio that is allowed to be split. The best I can tell you is to just try it....or go talk to the Geeks at the desk.

Sometimes Audio that is digitally parsed can be tricky to split.
11 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 2
Yes it should be compatible
1 year ago
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Does this splitter switch automatically?

Does this splitter switch automatically?
8 months ago
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This is not a switch. It splits the signal and sends to both outputs at the same time. You don't have the ability to send only to one or the other.
8 months ago
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DKDomer
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South Bend, IN
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yes
8 months ago
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Can you have two inputs and one output?

I have a cable box, DVD player and one TV. Can signals come from two inputs and one output?
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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no you need to get hdmi switch
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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bakerc707
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No. This has 1 input and 2 outputs, so it would not work with 2 inputs and 1 output.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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If only one TV is on it will not sync. Only syncs if both tv are on. If I unplug the hdmi cable from output 2 tv then output tv 1 will work.

4 months, 3 weeks ago
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I had a similar issue when i had a Sewell Premium splitter. the answer is not simple but from what i got from their tech team at Sewell, its a combination of the signal not being duplicated more than once from the device the signal is trying to go to. If the splitter sends a signal the device then has to re send it to the "online" device to display the image. If the TV's/devices being used are some what out of date then that is most likely where your problem lies!
4 months, 3 weeks ago
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ZachFarra
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answer 2
The RF-G1182 uses the EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) for the display connected to Output 1. You must connect the Display with the lowest resolution capability to Output 1 to allow the device to work correctly. Make sure you unplug the TVs, splitter, and cable box when connecting the HDMI cables. Once everything is connected correctly and the devices have been without power for 30 seconds, plug the cable box in, once the box is booted up plug the splitter in, and finally plug both TVs in.
4 months, 3 weeks ago
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2-way hdmi splitter

I have a Toshiba laptop with HDMI output. I wanna mirror signal to two different TV's will this splitter work? one is a 19" 720p the other is a 1080p larger TV.
4 months ago
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This should do the trick just fine. However, you may need to adjust the resolution on one or both T.V.s to get the proper screen format.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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TripleJ
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Plymouth, IN
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answer 2
Yes, but the signal will be limited to 720p on both TV's.
3 months, 4 weeks 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 ?
4 months ago
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Ron
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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
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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TripleJ
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Plymouth, IN
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answer 2
This product does that. It takes a single input and sends an output to 2 different display devices.
3 months, 4 weeks 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?
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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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.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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OldNAchy
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answer 2
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.
3 months, 3 weeks 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.
2 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 weeks, 6 days ago
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Wahaipo
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answer 2
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.
2 months, 1 week ago
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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, 8 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, 4 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, 7 months ago
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