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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, 4 months 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!
1 year, 2 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, 4 months 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, 3 months 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.
1 year, 2 months ago
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Anonymous
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Sugar Land, TX
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answer 2
Yes it should be compatible
1 year, 2 months ago
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Does this splitter switch automatically?

Does this splitter switch automatically?
11 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.
11 months ago
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DKDomer
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South Bend, IN
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yes
11 months ago
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connecting two monitors creates a problem

HI, i have Macbook Pro with retina 13" with HDMI output. I got a Pearl HDMI cable to the box. The first monitor is LG 27" (27ea31) IPS monitor and the 2nd one is DEL 24" (U2412M). I am trying to achieve 2 separate screens (none mirrored) so i can open applications on all of them and maybe even not use the laptop at all. The problem is the the 2nd monitor has a terrible picture, its only green/red tones. If i plug the same monitor as the only one via the RF box then its working great. If i switch them then the LG can not even turn on. I don't care which one i am using as a 1st or 2nd as long as i get picture on both. I run Mavericks OS.... please help!
10 months ago
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Ask a geek squad guy, your Mac needs to be set up to do so. I'm not sure how but there are programs that make working with multiple monitors very easy and usefull.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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novisnick
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Alexandria, La
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answer 2
Your computer most likely does not have enough power to support all 3 monitors in that way. It requires a very strong graphics card to send out a separate signal to 3 monitors.
9 months ago
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Sound Bar

If I plug this unit directly into the back of my TV, and then plug my blu ray and sound bar into the unit will it power both the blue ray and sound bar?
10 months ago
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gator1313
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No. If you want your blu ray and sound bar to play at the same time you need to either use an optical cable from the tv to the sound bar and plug the blu ray into the tv via hdmi cord. Or if your sound bar has hdmi ports you can hook up the hdmi out to the tv, then plug your cable box and blu ray player into the sound bar and simply change the input on the sound bar as to what you want to watch cable or blu ray and the sound and video will work.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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No, the Blu Ray needs to send a signal to the TV, while the TV needs to send a signal to the soundbar. This sends 1 signal to 2 separate devices. It could possibly work if you had it between the Blu Ray and the TV and soundbar. That's the only way this might work for you.
9 months ago
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My tv only has 1 HDMI input plug, which is taken up by my Dish satellite box. I want to hook up a blue ray player without having to swap cables.

10 months ago
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blue ray dished
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Charlotte, NC
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You need a switch and not a splitter.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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novisnick
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Alexandria, La
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answer 2
I have exact same set up and issue and you can't hook it up with a splitter. You have to have a SWITCHBOX. Look at best buy sku#2947005
9 months ago
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geek
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huntsville,al
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HDMI splitter is not working with two HDTVs

I have two Isignia tvs. One has resolution of 1080p and the other has the same or 1080i.

It's properly set up; however, only one tv shows video (i have both on and connected). For cable box, I have time warner. I have tried switching the outputs from 1 to 2 for both to see if that would work, but no success.
10 months ago
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cbfuse
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answer 1
TW wants their money. They don't allow you to split their signal unless you pay, nice guys! The splitter will allow you to stream video to two TVs from a DVD or Blu Ray player but not from the cable Co.
Sorry.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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novisnick
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Alexandria, La
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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.
9 months ago
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Confused

I have 1 HDMI hook up left on my TV. I would like to be able to hook up both a PS4 and a Blue Ray player. Is this used for that or do I need something else? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
10 months ago
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How many HDMI inputs does it have? Do you own an AVR? It could be used to plug all of your HDMI inputs into.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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novisnick
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Alexandria, La
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answer 2
Yes this should work.

1. Connect one end of a high-speed HDMI cable (not included) to your video source (such as a gaming console, DVD or Blu-ray player, or cable box) and the other end of the cable to the IN port on the splitter.

2. Connect one end of another high-speed HDMI cable to an A/V receiver, projector, or TV then, connect the other end of the cable to your HDMI splitter’s OUT1 port. Note: The destination device with the lowest resolution must be connected to the OUT1 port.

3. Connect one end of another high-speed HDMI cable to a second A/V receiver, projector, or TV then, connect the other end of the cable to your HDMI splitter’s OUT2 port.

4. Connect the included AC adapter to the DC jack on the HDMI splitter; plug the other end into a standard AC outlet. The LED indicator lights green.

5. Power on all connected devices and operate per the manufacturer’s instructions.
9 months ago
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Hoping to use to connect tv to both Cox box and new Roku

I am using an older sony tv with only one hdmi (kdl-46s2000). I am hoping to hook up both the scientific Atlanta explorer 8240-HDC from cox cable and a new ROKU-3. I bought the Rocketfish 2-way HDMI Splitter and set it up. Right now, I have a roku-1 hooked up but for some reason it only works when it is hooked up with BOTH the hdmi and the av cables. When I remove either connection, the tv doesn't see the ROKU-1. I just received the ROKU-3 as a gift and want to use it instead (it has earbuds). I tried to connect it using only the hdmi and my tv doesn't see it. the Roku-3 doesn't have slots for the av cables.
9 months ago
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Fletcher921
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I would think that you need a switch and not a splitter. A switch is just that, you could use one or the other so the signal would not be split or less of a full signal. I'd give that a try, if it doesn't work, just return the splitter
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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novisnick
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Alexandria, La
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answer 2
This is an HDMI splitter. It takes 1 input and sends the signal to 2 outputs. You want the RF-G1185. It allows multiple inputs into a signle HDMI port on your TV.
9 months ago
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Unable to locate chromcast siginal on Sony TV

I've used the splitter to add a Chromcast dongle to my Sony TV, but unable to locate a siginal on the TV for the Chromcast. Instructions say to change the "Input settings until you are able to locate" a Chromcast siginal. Have tried changing the antenna, siginal source ( of a limited number of specified stations/channels, and about every other setting I can find with no success. Where can I locate the siginal?
9 months ago
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lhiggins
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answer 1
Use as with instead of a splitter. It should work then. You will have to select which product you want to use but you can't use them both at the same time anyway.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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novisnick
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Alexandria, La
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answer 2
You need to change the input on your TV to whichever HDMI port is connected to the splitter. The splitter also needs to have the input set to the proper input. It will be the one where you have the Chromecast plugged in to.The Chromecast will also need to be plugged in to either the TV's USB port or to an AC adapter to work.
9 months ago
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