No, it will not work in that direction. You don't need a splitter, you need a switcher. An HDMI splitter is designed to take a single HDMI source and feed it to 2 separate monitors simultaneously. It only operates in one direction and at one resolution. The splitter typically has a circuit that tests the two monitors for resolution specifications and picks one compatible with both, but better on one. If you try using it to combine both into one output, you can damage your equipment and most likely will let the smoke out of the splitter.
Your system requires one of the following devices:
(1) An HDMI switch matrix with at least two HDMI source connections and 1 HDMI output connection. The Rocketfish™ 4 Port HDMI Switch (Model: RF-G1185) is available from Best Buy for $69.99. It has 4 source inputs for a couple of more devices later on, but it's really the best no frills option out there.
(2) A home theater receiver with 2 or more HDMI inputs and at least one HDMI output. The receiver contains the switching circuits required to pass the cable box or DVD player to the TV at the best possible resolution that the device and TV will support. This option also has the advantage of having an amplifier to connect some nice speakers to, resulting in a much better overall viewing experience! Best Buy has the Pioneer 5.1 Channel A/V Home Theater Receiver with 4K Ultra High Definition and 3D HDMI pass through (Model: VSX-530-K) on sale for an incredible $179.99! (That's $70 bucks off regular!) Another plus with this option is that you won't be sorry you spent $70 on that switch, when you decide you want a receiver a few months down the road...
I spent a lot of time (and money) trying to make a work-around for my system that includes a 3D BluRay, home theater PC, X-Box, Wii, WD-TV media box, plasma flat screen and 3D overhead projector. I learned quite a bit about HDMI characteristics and ultimately replaced my older receiver with a new Pioneer home theater receiver with 3D pass through, and a 3 source by 2 output HDMI switch to get it all connected together.
Good luck and happy viewing!
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Yes, you can use this splitter to connect to two different sources.
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