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Old 06-19-2020, 12:40 PM   #1
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I'm in the UK.

I want to connect a blu ray player with only one HDMI Output into a TV and an Amplifier at the same time ..which HDMI Splitter should I buy ? Most seem to be multiple ins to one out .. I need the reverse. Am I just misunderstanding , or does the In/Out not make a difference ?

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i've had a couple, and they're not worth the bother. Too long winded to go into the various problems. What I did in the end was buy some short extension leads with HDMI sockets on one end, and use that to change the wiring configuration depending on if I'm using the surround sound or not. Had no problems doing it this way, and it saved me having to reach around the backs of everything, and risk damaging the units by pulling cables out repeatedly.

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I used HDMI splitters for years and not had any problems. SI Parallel, what you are describing as seeing more often is an HDMI switch (allows you to switch which input goes out) and of course is not what you want. A simple 1 input, 2 output HMDI splitter is very inexpensive and I would try something from Amazon with good reviews.
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I used HDMI splitters for years and not had any problems. SI Parallel, what you are describing as seeing more often is an HDMI switch (allows you to switch which input goes out) and of course is not what you want. A simple 1 input, 2 output HMDI splitter is very inexpensive and I would try something from Amazon with good reviews.
So currently I have two HDMI outs : One goes to the TV 'in' the other to the receiver/amp 'in' but the player is unreliable now and is refusing to play a lot of discs

The other player has only one HDMI Out : So how do I go from 1 Out to 2 Ins ?

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The other player has only one HDMI Out : So how do I go from 1 Out to 2 Ins ?
The HDFury AVRKey is supposed to do this very thing, info here. Several HDFury threads at AVS here.
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The HDFury AVRKey is supposed to do this very thing, info here. Several HDFury threads at AVS here.
Thanks I'll look now

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I'm in the UK.

I want to connect a blu ray player with only one HDMI Output into a TV and an Amplifier at the same time ..which HDMI Splitter should I buy ? Most seem to be multiple ins to one out .. I need the reverse. Am I just misunderstanding , or does the In/Out not make a difference ?

If you're just after 1080p then you can pick one up on Amazon. The main issue with splitters is when you start to go up to 4K, HDR and/or Dolby Vision then you'll find some down-convert to the lowest device, so if you you've got a 4K TV, but your AVR only handles 1080p, you'll only get 1080p. You'd need to read the customer reviews.

For a 1080p Splitter you can take your pick around 20 (you can get a pretty fancy one for under 50).

A Splitter sends a signal to multiple devices.
A Switcher sends multiple signals to one device.
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Your player will default to whatever audio format it detects first if you have a splitter. So if you want surround sound make sure the amp is on first before turning on the player. The switchers i tried were all over the place trying to detect the incoming signal formats.
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