The HDMI splitter 1 in 2 out is an HDMI splitting device widely used to transmit HDMI signals with the same quality to two HDMI compatible monitors, screens, or projectors.
It can be configured differently depending on the need of each user; it can be set up as 1 HDMI source input and 2 HDMI outputs where 1 HDMI source is split into 2 HDMI outputs, or 2 HDMI source inputs and 1 HDMI output where 2 HDMI sources are combined in one output.
The most commonly used setup is probably 1 HDMI input and 2 HDMI outputs, because often users want to use an HDTV plus a projector simultaneously with only one single HDMI source.
This means that one single HDTV would receive both video and audio information from just one cable connected to its “HDMI IN” port which goes to the “HDMI IN ” port of the HDMI splitter 1 in 2 out.
The HDMI signals coming from the HDMI source are distributed to HDMI outputs with equal quality, speed and resolution, so both screens will display exactly the same content at the same time.
1 HDMI source input and 2 HDMI outputs
HDMI cables that go directly from an HDMI device to a monitor (or projector) can be easily connected using an HDMI cable (female-to-female) since there is only one output for each device.
However, things get more complicated when one needs to transmit an HDMI signal to multiple HDMI-compatible devices simultaneously; this is where an HDMI splitter 1 in 2 out comes in handy.
On one hand, The “IN” port of the HDMI splitter 1 in 2 out receives HDMI signals from a HDMI source, and on the other hand, The “OUT” ports of the HDMI splitter 1 in 2 out transmit HDMI signals to HDMI-compatible monitors (or projectors).
The HDMI splitter 1 in 2 out has also two LED indicators:
- A green LED indicates that the HDMI source device is properly connected to the HDMI Splitter.
- A red LED will turn on if there is no signal on the HDMI Splitter input.
HDMI splitters are normally very easy to use; however, it is important to ask for technical support when installing or configuring an HDMI splitter as many devices have different settings which must be configured before use. These configurations
As HDMI is a new standard for high-definition video, capable of transmitting both uncompressed digital video and audio over the same cable. HDMI splitter 1 in 2 out allows users to easily split an HDMI signal so that it can be transmitted to multiple HDMI-enabled devices without any loss of signal quality.
The HDMI splitter 1 in 2 out has two HDMI inputs and one HDMI output. One of the HDMI inputs is located on the front panel and the other is via a supplied 19-pin (male) connector which plugs into the rear panel input socket:
This design allows you to conveniently connect your HDMI source devices such as Blu-ray players, HD DVD players or AV receivers to your HDTV using just one HDMI cable, HDMI splitter 1 in 2 out can handle video resolutions up to 1080p and multiple channel digital audio.
The HDMI splitter 1 in 2 out has two HDMI outputs that are located on the rear panel:
This configuration allows you to send one HDMI input signal simultaneously to two HDMI displays without lag, enjoy movies with your family or friends.
Another use for HDMI splitters is for sharing a DVI source device such as a laptop between two monitors.
For example, say you have a computer connected to HDMI Splitter 1 In 2 Out and then plug the HDMI splitter into another monitor via HDMI cable it will share the same display from the laptop computer or other HDMI source device. The image from this additional will be identical to the first.
Setting Up HDMI Splitter 1 In 2 Out
Setting up the HDMI splitter 1 in 2 out is easy when you follow the simple steps.
Step 1: Connect HDMI source device to HDMI splitter input
You must connect HDMI source device(s) to HDMI Splitter 1 in 2 out by using HDMI cable. You can find HDMI connectors on your DVD players, Blu-ray players, laptops or other HDMI source devices. The best resolution HDMI cable should be used for best results.
Step 2: Connect one end of HDMI cable to HDMI IN ports of the HDMI 1 in 2 out
You have connected your HDMI cable between the “IN” port of the HDMI splitter 1 in 2 out and then plug it into the output port of the HDMI source device. It’s time to connect your HDTV using another available HDMI cable with a connector that matches both video outputs of the 1-2 HDMI splitter.
Step 3: Connect HDMI cable to HDMI OUT port of HDMI splitter 1 in 2 out and HDMI HDMI-INPUT port of the HDTV
Please plug one end of HDMI cable into the HDMI OUT ports on the HDMI Splitter 1 in 2 out and then connect it to your HDTV’s HDMI IN port via another available HDMI cable. If everything is done correctly, when you turn on both your TV and source device (DVD player, Blu-ray player or other HDMI devices), the image will be shown simultaneously in all connected TVs and monitors.
However, you should note that there might be some picture or sound input delay when an HDMI signal is split several times because a video signal becomes thinner with each split.
HDMI splitter 1 in 2 out not working
When setting up HDMI splitter 1 in 2 out, it’s not uncommon to find that you run into some setup issues and end with your HDMI splitter 1 in 2 out not working. HDMI splitter 1 in 2 out is designed to be plug-and-play, but if you experience HDMI signal loss or HDMI splitters not working errors, try the following solutions.
1. HHDMI splitter 1 in 2 out not working solution one: Check your HDMI Splitter Input Device.
Though HDMI splitter 1 in 2 out is usually designed to be plug-and-play, there are some general HDMI signal problems that might cause the device will not work for your HDMI devices.
One of the issues is that some HDMI source devices cannot output HDCP compliant format; another issue could be that some HDMI cables do not allow a full bandwidth connection between source and display.
2. HDMI splitter 1 in 2 out not working Solution two. Check HDMI Splitter Output Device.
As for HDMI splitter output devices, there are several HDMI issues that could cause HDMI splitters not working including; HDMI input cable not fully inserted into the HDMI splitter output device, incorrect HDMI resolution settings on your HDMI source device (sources like computers allow you to set HDMI resolutions), and power issues (make sure the connected HDTV is turned on).
*If you have a lot of equipment in your home theater system , which includes a Blu-ray player , an XBOX 360 or PlayStation 3 gaming console, a Cable Box, a DVD player and an audio amp, then it’s going to be difficult enough to find out which piece of equipment has gone faulty without having to worry about cables too.
HDMI cables are digital, which means that the picture and sound quality is completely unaffected by the length of the HDMI cable . HDMI cables can be as long as 50ft or longer with no loss in image quality.
HDMI splitter not working windows 10
As much as HDMI splitters are easy to work with computers, there are other times when your HDMI splitter will not work with windows 10. HDMI is HDMI, but HDMI splitters are not always plug-and-play with HDMI.
When HDMI splitters stop working on windows 10 computers, the problem is most likely due to your HDMI splitter or cable not fully inserted into HDMI input or output port. Please check that all HDMI cables are fully inserted into HDMI ports on both devices; it’s also possible you might have a faulty HDMI splitter.
HDMI splitters may require special configuration before they will work with an HDMI distribution amplifier. When setting up your HDMI distribution amps or HDMI splitters for windows 10, make sure all resolutions and settings match between the source device and display device. Incompatible video resolutions can cause picture problems, flickering or no image at all when hooking up HDMI devices to HDMI splitters.
HDMI cables are digital, which means that the picture and sound quality is completely unaffected by the length of HDMI cable . HDMI cables can be as long as 50ft or longer with no loss in image quality. HDMI cables are also immune to outside interference because they work on radio frequency spectrum unlike older analog audio/video components.
If you experience problems with HDMI splitters 1 in 2 out not working on windows 10 machines, try replacing your HDMI splitter with a newer one since many newer HDMI splitters come pre-configured for compatibility on windows 10 computers.
If you have an older device that does not support HDCP, then some additional configuration may be required. HDMI splitters are often just HDMI switches in disguise.