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    65" 4K Television & Splitter?

    Not entirely clued up on splitters, however, I assume using a splitter CAN affect the output? i.e. 1 IN and 2 OUT

    TV --> 1x HDMI IN --> SPLITER --> 2x HDMI OUT

    -> Virgin Box
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    What I want to know if anyone has been in similar situation, and if they used a splitter, what one would you recommend. Cost is no issue.

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    Re: 65" 4K Television & Splitter?

    You can have issues with syncing, so the order of switching on the devices can be an issue, particularly if they have different resolutions, ideally both devices should have the same. If they don't you may have to play with the oder that they are connected (ie which output device you connect first)

    However, once synced, as this is a digital signal the actual quality should not be affected.
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    Re: 65" 4K Television & Splitter?

    The issue I have is, new flooring got put down with beading, cables are behind the TV and fireplace. I only have 2 devices which is the Virgin Box and PS4 Pro so a 2nd HDMI is out the window lol.

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    Re: 65" 4K Television & Splitter?

    i use a spitter on my ps3+switch+pc to output to my monitor and speakers, i get very little latency which doesn't matter.

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    Re: 65" 4K Television & Splitter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Macman View Post
    Not entirely clued up on splitters, however, I assume using a splitter CAN affect the output? i.e. 1 IN and 2 OUT

    TV --> 1x HDMI IN --> SPLITER --> 2x HDMI OUT
    Is that backwards? So two devices are combining to a single HDMI input on one TV?

    By splitter I thought at first you meant one HDMI in goes to say a small TV and a projector so you can choose which to output to.

    For combining devices, I use a surround sound amplifier. Cost a couple of hundred, but sounds lovely and gets me 7.1 surround sound.

    https://www.richersounds.com/tv-home...receivers.html

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    Re: 65" 4K Television & Splitter?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Is that backwards? So two devices are combining to a single HDMI input on one TV?

    By splitter I thought at first you meant one HDMI in goes to say a small TV and a projector so you can choose which to output to.

    For combining devices, I use a surround sound amplifier. Cost a couple of hundred, but sounds lovely and gets me 7.1 surround sound.

    https://www.richersounds.com/tv-home...receivers.html
    Id only be using one at a time so I just thought a splitter would be suitable in this situation?

    Don't fancy taking the HDMI out of the Virgin box to put it in the PS4 when I want to use it as over time the USB slot would end up buggered?

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    Re: 65" 4K Television & Splitter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Macman View Post
    Id only be using one at a time so I just thought a splitter would be suitable in this situation?

    Don't fancy taking the HDMI out of the Virgin box to put it in the PS4 when I want to use it as over time the USB slot would end up buggered?
    Yeah I get that, but I am worried you would buy the wrong thing. They are often directional.

    I expect a splitter to allow you to drive multiple screens from one device.

    I think you want an HDMI switch, which allows selecting what goes to a TV.

    You also need to watch the HDMI version as well, some "4K" hdmi kit can do 60Hz, some can only do 30Hz which may or may not be enough for you.

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    Re: 65" 4K Television & Splitter?

    Yes - a splitter takes one source to drive two displays - a switch takes multiple sources and sends them to one display (one at a time - not mixing - that's a whole different ball game)
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    Re: 65" 4K Television & Splitter?

    Ah, got you now! I'll have a look at switches, cheers guys!

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    Re: 65" 4K Television & Splitter?

    A quick search found this

    https://itm-components.co.uk/product...0aAmuAEALw_wcB

    Not something I have used though

    This is even less expensive

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/UGREEN-Supp...I+switch&psc=1
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    Re: 65" 4K Television & Splitter?

    That one says it is only HDMI 1.4 so will lack some 4K features and probably has an oldish HDCP best suited to 1080p. For example I'm confident that a Sky-Q box would refuse to output 4K through that switch so I presume other 4K kit would be the same.

    If you want 4K, something like this which claims HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 would seem a better punt. Again I haven't used one, I only have 1080p with 3D and use a £250 surround amp to do the switching.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Switch-Swit.../dp/B07DSFTK8N

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    Re: 65" 4K Television & Splitter?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    That one says it is only HDMI 1.4 so will lack some 4K features and probably has an oldish HDCP best suited to 1080p. For example I'm confident that a Sky-Q box would refuse to output 4K through that switch so I presume other 4K kit would be the same.

    If you want 4K, something like this which claims HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 would seem a better punt. Again I haven't used one, I only have 1080p with 3D and use a £250 surround amp to do the switching.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Switch-Swit.../dp/B07DSFTK8N
    I only did a quick search - but they are quite inexpensive! That looks quite good though.
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    Re: 65" 4K Television & Splitter?

    I'll give that a bash, thanks DanceswithUnix.

    Will report back how I get on.

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    Re: 65" 4K Television & Splitter?

    Tell 'er indoors the only way to do it is with an AV amp. Then go to town with the whole atmos setup and start drilling holes in the ceiling.

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    Re: 65" 4K Television & Splitter?

    I have the OREI HD-102 1x2 1 Port HDMI Powered Splitter Ver 1.3 Certified for Full HD 1080P & 3D Support
    In my opinion it's the best splitter you could use for your 4K TV

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    Re: 65" 4K Television & Splitter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    Tell 'er indoors the only way to do it is with an AV amp. Then go to town with the whole atmos setup and start drilling holes in the ceiling.
    I wish.

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