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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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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?
1 year, 9 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 ago
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Jax83
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answer 2
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.
1 year, 7 months ago
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HDMI splitter is not working with two HDTVs

I have two Isignia tvs. One has resolution of 1080p and the other has the same or 1080i.

It's properly set up; however, only one tv shows video (i have both on and connected). For cable box, I have time warner. I have tried switching the outputs from 1 to 2 for both to see if that would work, but no success.
1 year, 8 months ago
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cbfuse
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Yorba Linda, CA
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answer 1
TW wants their money. They don't allow you to split their signal unless you pay, nice guys! The splitter will allow you to stream video to two TVs from a DVD or Blu Ray player but not from the cable Co.
Sorry.
1 year ago
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novisnick
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Alexandria, La
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answer 2
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.
1 year, 7 months ago
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My tv only has 1 HDMI input plug, which is taken up by my Dish satellite box. I want to hook up a blue ray player without having to swap cables.

1 year, 8 months ago
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blue ray dished
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Charlotte, NC
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answer 1
You need a switch and not a splitter.
1 year ago
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novisnick
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Alexandria, La
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I have exact same set up and issue and you can't hook it up with a splitter. You have to have a SWITCHBOX. Look at best buy sku#2947005
1 year, 7 months ago
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geek
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huntsville,al
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Dolby Digital pass through

I am using a splitter to split signal from by fios settop box. One cable goes to my Denon 4520 AVR and the other goes directly to my LG led (42LS5700). I have a cable that goes from my AVR to the TV as well. When using the splitter I get sound but will not pass DD through to AVR. If I connect cable directly from my set top box to AVR I get DD (not using the splitter). Opinions on how to resolve?
1 year, 3 months ago
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Musk
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Plano tx
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answer 1
I would run everything through the Denon only, with only one HDMI cable going to the TV. To watch TV through the cable box just select the cable input, you don't have to power the Denon on, just use it as a switch. The Denon needs to be in stand-by mode and not completely off. Look in the Denon users manual to find this. Works fine for my AVR which is a Yamaha but that fact doesn't matter.
1 year ago
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novisnick
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Alexandria, La
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answer 2
I'm sorry for the late reply, but the engineers did confirm that the splitter will pass the Dolby Digital signal through. One thing to check is to ensure that your FiOS is sending out the DD signal. As long as it is, then the other thing to try is disconnecting everything from the power. Disconnecting the HDMI cables. Reconnect the cables and power everything else back on. If none of those work, then please call us at 1-800-620-2790 so we can provide further assistance.
1 year, 3 months ago
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Can I use this splitter for my laptop to show 2 different displays?

I plugged it all in and it only duplicates my laptop screen onto both monitors. I can change the settings to show my laptop as screen one and both monitors show screen 2. How do I make the laptop and 1 monitor show the same thing while the second external monitor shows screen 2?
1 year, 3 months ago
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Utah
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answer 1
What you input into the splitter will be put on both monitors hooked up to the outputs. You would need two separate hdmi outputs from your computer to show different outputs on your monitors.
1 year ago
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JDogg95
 from
Port St Lucie, FL
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answer 2
Since you only have the single output from your laptop, it can only send out the same signal to the 2 displays. They are going to show the same image.
1 year, 3 months ago
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Why do I lose signal on TV when 1 or other is turned off?

I have a cable box and splitting the output of that to two 1080p TVs. If both are on, it works just fine, but as soon as one or the other tv is turned off, I lose signal to the tv left on. One tv is 60hz and other is 120hz. If I power all devices off and let cable box boot back up, will it resolve the issue or is this a known flaw in the this switch? I should be able to turn either tv off and not lose the signal/picture on the other.
1 year, 3 months ago
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WingRider
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The issue here is that the device is a "splitter," not a "switch." It has a logic circuit inside that doesn't allow only one output at a time.
In the olden days of analog A/V connections, the signal connections between devices were mono-directional, they only sent a signal one direction (from source to output device). In this new - fangled digital age of A/V connections, the source and output devices communicate with each other bi-directionally. Basically this means all devices must be powered up for operation before the splitter will function.
I hope this helps!
1 year, 2 months ago
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Wahaipo
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Boise, ID
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answer 2
It is not a flaw with the switch. It's actually part of the HDMI signal that causes this. The HDCP built into the cable causes the signal to stop going to both TV's when you turn off one.
1 year, 3 months 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.
1 year, 8 months ago
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Fletcher921
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San diego
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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 ago
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novisnick
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Alexandria, La
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answer 2
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.
1 year, 7 months 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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1 year, 7 months ago
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lhiggins
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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 ago
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novisnick
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Alexandria, La
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answer 2
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.
1 year, 7 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, 5 months ago
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Bud
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answer 1
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, 5 months ago
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ZachFarra
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Jacksonville, FL
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answer 2
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.
1 year, 5 months ago
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2-way hdmi splitter

I have a Toshiba laptop with HDMI output. I wanna mirror signal to two different TV's will this splitter work? one is a 19" 720p the other is a 1080p larger TV.
1 year, 5 months ago
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This should do the trick just fine. However, you may need to adjust the resolution on one or both T.V.s to get the proper screen format.
1 year, 4 months ago
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TripleJ
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Plymouth, IN
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answer 2
Yes, but the signal will be limited to 720p on both TV's.
1 year, 5 months ago
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