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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 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, 3 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, 5 months ago
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may have to get dual video card
3 years, 2 months ago
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PS3 and Satellite box

Wil the splitter work to connect my satellite box and PS3 to one TV?
3 years, 1 month 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, 4 months ago
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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, 5 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, 1 month 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, 5 months ago
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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, 1 month ago
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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?

2 years, 11 months ago
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The conversion from HDMI signal takes place at the converter, there should be no "upstream" downgrade.
2 years, 5 months ago
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Possible BUT, DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCT to try it!
2 years, 6 months ago
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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?

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2 years, 5 months ago
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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, 4 months ago
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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, 5 months ago
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will the unit send 5.1 audio signals throught to the receiver as opposed to 2 ch only?

1 year, 9 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.
8 months ago
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DKDomer
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This supports 5.1 and 7.1
1 year, 9 months ago
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Can I split the output from a verizon fios set top box to two separate tvs? I understand that they will display the same station

1 year, 5 months ago
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Yes, that should work just fine.
10 months ago
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Creed71
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Yes. Shouldn't have any issues. I use one of these at home to split the signal from my DVR. One goes to the AV receiver for surround sound and one goes directly to the tv. This way we can watch tv without the surround sound always on.
1 year, 1 month ago
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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,

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,

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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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
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