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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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Can this splitter be used to pass 3D video to a 3D TV and HD audio to an HDMI 1.3 AVR?

5 years, 5 months ago
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You need a Blu-Ray Player with 2 HDMI outputs. One goes to 3D HDTV for Video and the second HDMI (SUB) goes to your NON 3D AVR for audio ONLY.. Then go to the Player settings and follow manual. Panasonic has 3D player with 2 HDMI out,
You don"t need splitter.
3 years, 10 months ago
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Vinny
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answer 2
It WILL NOT pass thru the audio while sending the 3d signal to the TV. I have a Samsung 50" 8000 plasma and a Yamaha DSP Z7 Receiver. While playing any regular Blu Ray, audio to the receiver is perfect and picture to the TV is perfect. Plug in the same movie in 3D and the receiver input flashes on/off continuously and plays no sound... Also the bluray recognizes that the receiver is not a 3D compatible device(even tho it is*I don't want to get started on that issue*). So I have to unplug the HDMI from the switcher that goes to the receiver until the movie starts and then plug it back in.... so no... this switcher WILL NOT WORK for your/my application......
5 years, 1 month ago
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Squigley
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Nanaimo, BC
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answer 3
all i can say is no matter witch output i tried it would not work with ps3 3d output to 3d tv with older 1.3a receiver. as i had hoped!
5 years, 2 months ago
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No, not yet. a new ones coming.
5 years, 4 months ago
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TechnoFun
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answer 5
The easy answer is yes. I am assuming that your AVR does not support the 1.4 standard required for 3D, yet supports the lossless formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master HD. This is perfect for this purpose... Of course you'll now have to turn down the TV speakers too. Also consider for the $100 you're going to shell out for this single purpose device you may want to consider buying a new Denon AVR that supports 3D and HDMI upconversion starting at $350 and re-purposing your current AVR (depending on the quality of your current AVR of course). See the recommendation attached.
 
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5 years, 5 months ago
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AVsnob
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Rancho Cucamonga, Ca
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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 months, 1 week ago
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A splitter does not connect two sources. A switch connects to sources. A splitter does what its name implies: It splits a single signal into two. I'm installing a splitter on my Xbox so if the primary TV I play it on is being used, I'll be able to go to the TV in the next room and still play my Xbox.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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answer 2
Yes
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Jysyr1
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answer 3
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!
4 months ago
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Wahaipo
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Boise, ID
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answer 4
Yes, you can use this splitter to connect to two different sources.
4 months, 1 week ago
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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?
7 months ago
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El Paso TX
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answer 1
From my experiences, the HDMI splitter needs to have its own power source. This rocketfish splitter has that. If you are still not getting signal on both TVs, make sure your HDMI cables are good quality with big gauge wires; also make sure the cables are the same brand. If that's not the case, return the splitter for a different one as it may be defective. Hope that helps!
1 week, 3 days ago
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FatmanZ71
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answer 2
The problem is with the computer. You cannot use a splitter to accomplish what you are trying to do here. If the computer does not have a second output VGA/HDMI or Digital Video then your video card does not support it and it will not work. You could accomplish this with a docking station for ther unit with additional outputs.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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answer 3
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.
7 months ago
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PeteB41
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Edinburg, TX
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answer 4
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.
7 months ago
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My HDMI splitter doesn't seem to be compatible with our new motorola cable box. It worked just fine with our old cable box which was from Xfinity

1 year, 7 months ago
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Sheldon
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I had a similar issue as the responder to this question. I disagree with Rocketfish's response. I believe this is a sync issue, and not an HDCP issue. The HDMI splitter could hold sync with the source when devices are turned on and off, or modifified in any way.

Additionally, the assertion that Rocketfish cannot deal with the HDCP issues is also false as some competitive products do include a vChip which decrypts the copy protected content before sending it on to the outputs. As expected, they are significantly more expensive than this unit.
1 year, 1 month ago
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Buckeye Ghost
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answer 2
I had trouble with my rocketfish splitter as well. The signal goes away and comes back twice each time I turn on one of the two devices or each time I turn them off.
1 year, 5 months ago
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SenioRMan
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answer 3
Some devices will not allow Copyrighted material to play through a splitter. Unfortunately we do not have a way to force devices, it will be dependent on the High Definition Copyright Protection that your source device is using.
1 year, 6 months ago
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Does this product add any latency?

I'm wanting to play my Xbox One in both my living room and bedroom, will this add any input latency to the signal?
1 year ago
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No
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Jysyr1
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answer 2
I use this splitter on my Actiontec Wireless HDMI transmitter for my Yamaha RX-V377 AV receiver and my DirecTV HD receiver and I have not experienced any lag or latency. The HD picture and sound quality have been perfect using this splitter.
1 year ago
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DallasIvy
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answer 3
It will not add latency. The splitter passes the signal through, it doesn't change it, so there will be no added latency.
1 year ago
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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 ?
8 months ago
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Meme
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Maybe a bad Spliiter unit? Should feed though. If it works for a while and then goes green it sound like a mechanical issue.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Jysyr1
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answer 2
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.
8 months ago
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answer 3
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.
8 months ago
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Will this splitter allow both TVs to show one picture

5 months, 1 week ago
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You mean same picture? Yes
1 month ago
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gangaram
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Yes
5 months ago
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Master
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Richmond, VA
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answer 3
Yes, this will allow you to split a signal into two identical signals to show on two TVs.
5 months, 1 week ago
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I need to get sound in my Samsung sound bar from Roku and the cable box, will this do it?

Currently,

Sound bar is connected to the TimeWarner cable box via HDMI. I just bought a Roku 2 which is connected to the TV but the sound bar is not picking up sound from the Roku.
11 months ago
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Adpi252
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This will allow sound to pass through only. So if it does not do it now then it will not do it after. The problem is with the TV some allow sound pass though and others do not.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Jysyr1
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answer 2
This device will not do that, your best bet is to run all devices straight to your TV, and then use the optical port out of the back of your tv and run that to your sound bar.
10 months ago
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infamous45
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California
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I don't know
10 months ago
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JtnLady
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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?
11 months ago
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No, It is designed to split two receivers to one TV. You are trying to use it backwards.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Jysyr1
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I see no reason why it wouldn't work. I use with direct tv and it works great!
10 months ago
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Tommy31
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Yes. It will split the same signal to the 2 TVs
10 months ago
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4 port splitter

Hooked up to comcast box but tv flashes off and on.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Sounds like you have both source signals on at the same time and it is trying to switch between them? Not a lot of detail in your statement so it makes it hard to respond.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Jysyr1
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answer 2
Hook to an outlet not a power supply.
3 months ago
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MancaveBill
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answer 3
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.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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