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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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Splitting signal to 2 tv's one tv ata at time.

I want to split the signal from one cable box to two tv's in separate rooms. Both tv's are 720p. I was able to make it work if both tv's are on. It also worked if both tv's were on, one was turned off the other tv stayed on. How ever I was not able to simply turn on one tv at a time. Why?
2 years, 2 months ago
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If you have not found a satisfactory answer that provides the simplest solution, you may want to install an HDMI Matrix Switch. It will enable you to pipe numerous sources to numerous televisions simultaneously and switch from one source to another at each television. This way you need only buy one DVD player and then you can pipe it through to both sets as well - without additional wiring. The only thing is that you will need to run two cat6 wires to transmit the signal to each of the televisions form a central location where all of the source devices are located. Additionally, many of the HDMI Matrix Switches include the ability to repeat the infrared signal back to the particular device that is being viewed. Unfortunately, this means having another remote for you to keep track of - the Matrix remote (although the switches at the TV also include buttons to select your source), but you may also get a programmable remote.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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The RF-G1182 uses the EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) for the display connected to Output 1. This means that in order for the display connected in Output 2 to function the TV in Output 1 must be turned on. Make sure you unplug the TVs, splitter, and cable box when connecting the HDMI cables. Once everything is connected correctly and the devices have been without power for 30 seconds, plug the cable box in, once the box is booted up plug the splitter in, and finally plug both TVs in.
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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, 2 months ago
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TiaBeta
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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.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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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, 2 months ago
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Splitting to TV and Xbox One?

OK, so the back story is I just got the Xbox one. My wife doesn't like using the Xbox as the hdmi through, but I do for the satellite TV. My question is will this split the signal so we can have one go directly to the TV and one go to the Xbox hdmi through input? This should allow her to use, for example, input 1 on the TV for the satellite and when I want to use it for the Xbox (say it hooked through input to, the signal will still be going through the hdmi through input on the box?
2 years, 2 months ago
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yes, should work perfect
1 year, 1 month ago
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This will split the signal and it should work. One output will go directly to the the TV and the other through the XBOX One to the TV. It should send the signal through whichever you choose, allowing you to watch it through the XBOX and she can watch normally.
2 years, 1 month ago
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connecting two monitors creates a problem

HI, i have Macbook Pro with retina 13" with HDMI output. I got a Pearl HDMI cable to the box. The first monitor is LG 27" (27ea31) IPS monitor and the 2nd one is DEL 24" (U2412M). I am trying to achieve 2 separate screens (none mirrored) so i can open applications on all of them and maybe even not use the laptop at all. The problem is the the 2nd monitor has a terrible picture, its only green/red tones. If i plug the same monitor as the only one via the RF box then its working great. If i switch them then the LG can not even turn on. I don't care which one i am using as a 1st or 2nd as long as i get picture on both. I run Mavericks OS.... please help!
2 years, 2 months ago
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Ask a geek squad guy, your Mac needs to be set up to do so. I'm not sure how but there are programs that make working with multiple monitors very easy and usefull.
1 year, 5 months ago
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novisnick
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Your computer most likely does not have enough power to support all 3 monitors in that way. It requires a very strong graphics card to send out a separate signal to 3 monitors.
2 years, 1 month ago
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Sound Bar

If I plug this unit directly into the back of my TV, and then plug my blu ray and sound bar into the unit will it power both the blue ray and sound bar?
2 years, 2 months ago
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gator1313
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No. If you want your blu ray and sound bar to play at the same time you need to either use an optical cable from the tv to the sound bar and plug the blu ray into the tv via hdmi cord. Or if your sound bar has hdmi ports you can hook up the hdmi out to the tv, then plug your cable box and blu ray player into the sound bar and simply change the input on the sound bar as to what you want to watch cable or blu ray and the sound and video will work.
1 year, 5 months ago
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No, the Blu Ray needs to send a signal to the TV, while the TV needs to send a signal to the soundbar. This sends 1 signal to 2 separate devices. It could possibly work if you had it between the Blu Ray and the TV and soundbar. That's the only way this might work for you.
2 years, 1 month ago
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Confused

I have 1 HDMI hook up left on my TV. I would like to be able to hook up both a PS4 and a Blue Ray player. Is this used for that or do I need something else? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
2 years, 1 month ago
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How many HDMI inputs does it have? Do you own an AVR? It could be used to plug all of your HDMI inputs into.
1 year, 5 months ago
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Yes this should work.

1. Connect one end of a high-speed HDMI cable (not included) to your video source (such as a gaming console, DVD or Blu-ray player, or cable box) and the other end of the cable to the IN port on the splitter.

2. Connect one end of another high-speed HDMI cable to an A/V receiver, projector, or TV then, connect the other end of the cable to your HDMI splitter’s OUT1 port. Note: The destination device with the lowest resolution must be connected to the OUT1 port.

3. Connect one end of another high-speed HDMI cable to a second A/V receiver, projector, or TV then, connect the other end of the cable to your HDMI splitter’s OUT2 port.

4. Connect the included AC adapter to the DC jack on the HDMI splitter; plug the other end into a standard AC outlet. The LED indicator lights green.

5. Power on all connected devices and operate per the manufacturer’s instructions.
2 years, 1 month ago
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Hoping to use to connect tv to both Cox box and new Roku

I am using an older sony tv with only one hdmi (kdl-46s2000). I am hoping to hook up both the scientific Atlanta explorer 8240-HDC from cox cable and a new ROKU-3. I bought the Rocketfish 2-way HDMI Splitter and set it up. Right now, I have a roku-1 hooked up but for some reason it only works when it is hooked up with BOTH the hdmi and the av cables. When I remove either connection, the tv doesn't see the ROKU-1. I just received the ROKU-3 as a gift and want to use it instead (it has earbuds). I tried to connect it using only the hdmi and my tv doesn't see it. the Roku-3 doesn't have slots for the av cables.
2 years, 1 month ago
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I would think that you need a switch and not a splitter. A switch is just that, you could use one or the other so the signal would not be split or less of a full signal. I'd give that a try, if it doesn't work, just return the splitter
1 year, 5 months ago
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This is an HDMI splitter. It takes 1 input and sends the signal to 2 outputs. You want the RF-G1185. It allows multiple inputs into a signle HDMI port on your TV.
2 years, 1 month ago
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Unable to locate chromcast siginal on Sony TV

I've used the splitter to add a Chromcast dongle to my Sony TV, but unable to locate a siginal on the TV for the Chromcast. Instructions say to change the "Input settings until you are able to locate" a Chromcast siginal. Have tried changing the antenna, siginal source ( of a limited number of specified stations/channels, and about every other setting I can find with no success. Where can I locate the siginal?
 
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2 years, 1 month ago
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Use as with instead of a splitter. It should work then. You will have to select which product you want to use but you can't use them both at the same time anyway.
1 year, 5 months ago
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You need to change the input on your TV to whichever HDMI port is connected to the splitter. The splitter also needs to have the input set to the proper input. It will be the one where you have the Chromecast plugged in to.The Chromecast will also need to be plugged in to either the TV's USB port or to an AC adapter to work.
2 years ago
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Why does HDCP block happen after several days of solid use?

New roku3, new splitter, 2 new hdmi cables all correctly installed on samsung 50" plasma. First connections were made 6 days ago and all smooth sailing everday until I tried resuming a Netflix.....flix....today and got the purple dinosaur. Unplugged everything and re-started from box-out set up. Nothing. Switched hdmi cables. Nothing. Even did a roku factory reset. Nothing.

Any help would be appreciated.
2 years ago
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I would try hooking the roku directly to the television to see if that works. If it does, the next step would be to plug the roku into the splitter and the splitter into the television. If that does NOT work plug a DVD player into the television. If that works, the next step would be to plug the DVD player into the splitter and the splitter into the television. If that does NOT work the issue is with your with your splitter. Make sure that all cables are securely connected including the splitter's power cable and be sure the power cable is connected to a working wall socket or power strip.
5 months ago
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I’m going to recommend an HDMI reset. To do this, unplug all of the devices from the power. Disconnect all the HDMI cables from both ends and then reconnect them. Then plug in the source device I.e. the Roku, to the power. Then plug in the splitter followed by the TV. This should fix the issue.
1 year, 11 months ago
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If only one TV is on it will not sync. Only syncs if both tv are on. If I unplug the hdmi cable from output 2 tv then output tv 1 will work.

1 year, 11 months ago
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I had a similar issue when i had a Sewell Premium splitter. the answer is not simple but from what i got from their tech team at Sewell, its a combination of the signal not being duplicated more than once from the device the signal is trying to go to. If the splitter sends a signal the device then has to re send it to the "online" device to display the image. If the TV's/devices being used are some what out of date then that is most likely where your problem lies!
1 year, 11 months ago
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The RF-G1182 uses the EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) for the display connected to Output 1. You must connect the Display with the lowest resolution capability to Output 1 to allow the device to work correctly. Make sure you unplug the TVs, splitter, and cable box when connecting the HDMI cables. Once everything is connected correctly and the devices have been without power for 30 seconds, plug the cable box in, once the box is booted up plug the splitter in, and finally plug both TVs in.
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