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Rocketfish™ - 2-Way HDMI Splitter - Silver

Only @ Best Buy 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.
5 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.
4 years, 5 months ago
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may have to get dual video card
5 years, 3 months ago
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Is the Rocketfish 2-Way HDMI Splitter 1.4a compliant?

Or is it 1.3, what is Gigabit throughput of the splitter?
5 years, 5 months ago
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Straight through
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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This is HDMI 1.4a certified, and SimplayHD 2.0 certified. Neither one of these agencies tests for maximum possible bit rate, but to receive these certifications; it has to pass a minimum of 10.2 Gbps.
5 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.
5 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.
4 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.
5 years, 1 month ago
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How can I get my Rocketfish Splitter tested to see if it is defective?

I lost my DirectTV receiver in a recent lightning storm. Prior to replacing the receiver with a new DirectTV receiver, the splitter was still working. When I hooked up the new receiver, all I get on both TV's is "no signal". I hooked up the system exactly like before, plugged and unplugged, turned the system off to reboot, nothing seems to work. Help???
2 years, 11 months ago
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I submitted this suggestion, not realizing that the question was almost two years old. I'll submit it anyway, just in case there's another old person like me out there who has the same problem...

Perhaps you have tried this already, but if I had this problem, I would find two items that work properly together with a single HDMI cable between them, such as Mac to monitor, so that you know that there's nothing wrong with the HDMI, nor the connectors on either destinations. Then I would take a second HDMI and do the same. Once you have that much working and verified, why not just try to go from point A (say a Mac) to the box (Rocketfish Splitter) with the one HDMI, and from the box to point B (say the monitor), with the other HDMI, and if this works, great. Then try the same arrangement, but with the other slot on the box. If both work, then you know that much. Next try it with a third previously tested and verified destination. If nothing else, you may be able to narrow down, and therefore verify, a problem, or discover that the problem isn't the box. Make sense?
11 months ago
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oldlady
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You can take the splitter into your local Best Buy's Geek Squad counter for testing. If the unit was taken out by the lighting strike it would not be covered under warranty as acts of God are not covered.
2 years, 11 months ago
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2 HDMI selective inputs, one cable with switched sources. Will splitter work on "too smart TV"between cable end & the 2 HDMI inputs?

I have a Cable box & a Blu-Ray player feeding through a HDMI switch to a single HDMI cable in a wall to my TV location. Switching worked fine with my old single HDMI input TV but my "smart" TV with 2 HDMI inputs only accepts the cable signal at HDMI 1 & the Blu-Ray at HDMI 2 necessitating moving the single cable manually to either input and selecting the appropriate input on the TV screen. Will the splitter solve the problem if I choose the source feed at my switch and select the HDMI input on screen since the splitter sends the same signal to both TV inputs? ( Seems like it should.) Maybe?
1 year, 5 months ago
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Appreciate the answer and found that the splitter would not work for the DVD player. The copyright protection feature may be the issue and/or it could be Comcast blocking splitters as others have noted. Will return the Rockfish promptly.
1 year, 4 months ago
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With HDCP (High Definition Copyright Protection) most likely causing the issue, I'm unable to answer your question. There are many variables, so in this instance I would suggest trying your idea under the 14 day return policy.
1 year, 4 months ago
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Does the RF-G1182 device only transmit up to 60Hz, or does it truly have lossless pass-through signal that is only rated for up to 60Hz?

I only ask this because on the back of the box I noticed that it said "Frame Rate | 60Hz," but I couldn't find any other more detailed information about the frame rate specs anywhere.
5 years, 8 months ago
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DaMiGe
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The frame rate on the packaging refers to the frame rate with which the video was recorded, not the TV screen refresh rate. The previous answer to this question is correct, the TV screen refresh rate is only a measure how how many times per second the screen refreshes itself, and is completely independent of the source device or content that is connected to the TV (this includes the HDMI cable too). The RF-G1182 splitter will work with all frame rates (video recording) and all TV screen refresh rates.
5 years, 4 months ago
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I am guessing you are wondering if this will support a 120Hz, 240Hz etc TV... you may be surprised to know that nothing transmits a signal as 120Hz or 240Hz. All the devices you own transmit the signal at 60Hz and your TV converts/alters the signal to the improved frame rate. If you don't believe me look at the output options/information on your devices, also read the source information displayed on your TV. Your devices are also labeled and stamped as such on the back of the device near the serial number. There is no such thing (at this time) as a 120Hz Blu-Ray player... or anything else for that matter. So... yes is the answer to your question if you're wondering if this will work with all the different frame rate TVs, but the question itself is flawed because the frame rate is a function of the TV, not the source. Here's a great thread for more geeky information:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1079600
5 years, 7 months ago
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do i want a switch or splitter to connect a ps2 and wii to the tv. it has two hdmi ports, one is currently used for th cable box.

3 years, 7 months ago
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you would need an HDMI Bi Directional Switch
9 months ago
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PeteB41
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Switch
3 years, 2 months ago
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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!
1 year ago
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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.
1 year ago
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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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1 year ago
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Can this rocketfish splitter be used with elgato hd 60?

I just bought this rocketfish hdmi splitter to use with my elgato hd 60. I am trying to use to record my playstation 3 game play. I know that the elgato hd 60 doesn't work with the ps3 but I have done some research and most said that if u get a hdmi splitter it works. I have everything hooked up correctly and not working. Can anyone help me please?
1 year, 10 months ago
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Are you making sure that you have it plugged into the right ports? TV going into output and PS3 going into input? Do you have the PS3 settings correctly configured to run HDMI? Try holding down the PS3 Power button for about 30 seconds until it beeps two separate times. This will bring you into the system configuration settings for the Playstations Basic setup settings.
1 year, 6 months ago
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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, 8 months ago
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Need to hot unplug-plug back HDMI-IN to get sound (every time)

I just got your Rocketfish 2-Way HDMI Splitter (RF-G1182). I connected my cable box (Directv H25-100) to the HDMI-IN port. Then connected my HDTV (Panasonic Viera TH42PX60U) to HDMI-OUT1 port; and my A/V receiver (Pioneer VSX-1121) to HDMI-OUT2 port.
There is no problem when I play trough the A/V receiver but when I play trough the TV, I got no sound. The only way to get sound to the TV is by hot unplugging the HDMI-IN and plugging it back. Afterwards I have sound. But, as you imagine, I can not be unplugging and plugging back every time I turn-on the TV or want to change the destination equipment.
It is that a problem with this specific unit? Do you have a solution?, Or do I just have to go back to the store and return it?
2 years, 8 months ago
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YOu may want to check the settings on your TV to make sure you have it set for HDMI. Or what you may need is a directional splitter, comes with a switch where you change to TV or receiver, etc. that you will be using. Two way splitter I believe is meant to give you the same picture on TV's, monitors, etc.
9 months ago
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PeteB41
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It seems it is common in the RF-G1182 line. Try unplugging it from electricity source and plugging it back. If works, you can install an extension cord with a switch so it is easy to turn on/off.
2 years, 8 months ago
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