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Rocketfish™ - 2-Way HDMI Splitter - Silver

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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Audio Return Channel (ARC) support missing?

Does this device actually support ARC?

I have a new Sony LCD TV which I have used ARC to route audio back to my receiver. If I put the Splitter between the receiver and TV on either HDMI output port, I get no more audio back to the receiver, though CEC works.

Should this device support ARC? If not, that's a pretty serious flaw in your HDMI 1.4 support.
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ARC will not work though a splitter of any kind. This is due to the splitter trying to send data back to the receiver while it is still trying to send data out to both outputs. Also the second output is sending data back to the splitter causing further confusion.
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TV has one HDMI port. Can I use splitter to connect two sources?

I have a cable box and a DVD player that both require HDMI connectors, but the TV only has one HDMI port. Will this device solve my problem?
4 weeks, 1 day ago
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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.

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(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!
Disclaimer:
No, I don't work for Best Buy, I'm just a huge fan!
3 weeks, 4 days ago
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Yes, you can use this splitter to connect to two different sources.
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Will this splitter allow both TVs to show one picture

1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Yes
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Yes, this will allow you to split a signal into two identical signals to show on two TVs.
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Will the splitter know the difference?

Both TVs are not on at the same time. One is 1080, the 2nd is 720. If the 1080 TV is on, will my picture be in 1080, or will the splitter read the standby reading from the 720 TV that is off, and send the 720 picture to my 1080 TV that is on?
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I dont think it should make a difference. All that it does is splits and transfers the signal it receives. Its up to the tv set to decide what quality to display. With some strong hdmi cables it wont make a difference. It'll transfer anything you feed it as long its 1080p capable. I had 1080p sony tv and a 720p projector being fed by the same ps3 and my tv displayed 1080p and the projector did the 720 without me having to change anything.
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This Rocketfish splitter does nothing with the resolution of the signal, all this device does is take in an HDMI signal and split it into two identical signals. If one of your TVs is only capable of displaying a 720 signal, your source device would have to be set to 720 so both TVs receive a compatible signal.
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4 port splitter

Hooked up to comcast box but tv flashes off and on.
2 months, 1 week ago
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That sounds like an Hi-Def Copyright Protection issue. Disconnect all the devices from the power for at least a minute. While they are unplugged, double check that all the HDMI cables are connected correctly and securely. Power everything back up and turn it all on, should work fine now.
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Roku to rocketfish

Have a new samsung hd led 55 but it has now audio out. Finally figured out to hook up the rca cables to the dish receiver audio out and works fine but switch to roku3 and speakers stay on tv station. How to get the roku sound to rca rocketfish speakers?
2 months, 4 weeks ago
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They make a hdmi splitter. You run a hdmi from roku to the splitter on the out side of the splitter would be RCA and hdmi. Run hdmi to the tv and RCA's to surround sound or sound bar, what ever your using. Some of the new sound bars I believe you can run the HDMI into it for the audio and there is an out to run back to the tv.
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HDMI splitter doesn't work.

I have a hdmi 1080p 3D splitter ver 1.3 and I have it hooked up to a laptop trying to get 2 tvs to work. I only get reception on one tv but not the other. If I switch the cables I get reception on the second tv but not the first. Could the problem be the splitter / cables?
4 months ago
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Try checking your settings, go to F4 on your computer key board and choose mulitiple sceens. You have one input from your computer to splitter, than outputs to your TV's. Also make sure if you're using HDMI cables to check your TV settings, should be on HDMI. Hope this helps.
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That does sound like a cable issue. The one cable that provides a signal is fine but I would try replacing the other HDMI cable. Also turn everything off and unplug it while you get everything connected. Then turn them back on in series, Laptop > Rocketfish splitter> TVs.
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Are direct tv receivers and gefen extenders compatible?

I am connecting the splitter to a HD Direct Tv receiver and the out 1 to a tv and out 2 to a wireless extender from gefen . The image on the tv is a green overall this happens after being connected for a while. Are this products not compatible ?
5 months, 1 week ago
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I have experienced a similar problem where one screen doesn't work and the other screen does. I resolved the issue by connecting both outputs first and turn both screens on before I plug the source into the input. The trick seems to be that both monitors need to be on and connected and if one output powers down or gets disconnected I have to start over.
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Yes, all of these devices should be compatible. If you are getting a green screen, that usually means an HDCP error. Unplug the power to everything and replug in series to let it all boot together.
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I have 1 HDMI spot on my laptop and I am trying to set up two monitors.

I was told to get this 2-way HDMI Splitter. I have the HDMI cords from monitors plugged into the outputs what goes in the input spot? The box has no English instruction in it for me to read. Only foreign so I am asking here what I need. please. The Geek Squad guy told me I had everything, but I have nothing from the laptop to hook into the spliter inbox. I saw a question on here about 2 monitors and was wondering when I do hook up the monitors will I be able to like have the school book open on one monitor and then word on another monitor, the question said something about having to have two HDMI on my laptop so what do I need if I do not have 2 on laptop. Thank you so much!
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The device you are mentioning, only duplicates the input, to 2 monitors. It does not create a "screen extension" like what you are asking for. The only way to do what you are asking is to use 2 different outputs from your laptop, i would suggest the hdmi port for one screen, and then the VGA for the other screen. Then go into your graphics properties and make sure its on "extend" instead of Duplicate.
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Probably not. The splitter will duplicate the same signal to 2 monitors or TVs. It won't act as a video card. Some people use a splitter to do presentations, etc...

From the video out, HDMI, DVI, VGA on your laptop, it will run to the splitter then to the monitors. If your laptop is DVI, VGA, SVG you will need an HDMI adapter. Something like that.
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Will this work with ATT Uverse?

I have one TV hooked up to Uverse thru my receiver I have another TV outside I want to hook up to the same signal. The receiver only has one out will this device work if I hook it up to the receiver out then to the 2 TVs?
7 months ago
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I see no reason why it wouldn't work. I use with direct tv and it works great!
7 months ago
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Yes. It will split the same signal to the 2 TVs
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