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#1 OFFLINE   Webb

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 10:01 PM

Looking at the HDMI to DVI thread got me thinking.

I rent a Cisco RNG150 HD box from Comcast.  It has one HDMI output going into one HDTV.  I have another HDTV (with HDMI input) in a separate spare room/office but I don't want to rent another box for the 2-4 hours a week I watch it.

I have seen the equipment I think I need - a HDMI splitter and about 20 feet of HDMI cable.

Would this work?
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Posted 25 May 2016 - 07:52 AM

I found this: http://forums.xfinit...io/td-p/1776796
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Posted 25 May 2016 - 03:05 PM

View PostWebb, on 24 May 2016 - 10:01 PM, said:

Looking at the HDMI to DVI thread got me thinking.

I rent a Cisco RNG150 HD box from Comcast.  It has one HDMI output going into one HDTV.  I have another HDTV (with HDMI input) in a separate spare room/office but I don't want to rent another box for the 2-4 hours a week I watch it.

I have seen the equipment I think I need - a HDMI splitter and about 20 feet of HDMI cable.

Would this work?
As security's link indicates, HDMI has DRM built in and apparently your device uses it to disable audio if you attempt to use a splitter.  But what you can do is to run a cable to the second device and swap cables.  Using a switch, instead of a splitter might also work.  That way you still only have one device at a time connected.

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 03:56 PM

Thanks for your help.

I'm going to put this idea on the back burner for now because it's starting to look like more trouble than it's worth for 2-4 hours viewing a week.
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Posted 25 May 2016 - 04:29 PM

Not exactly what you're asking but...
Do either of your TVs have provisions for a "component",  Pr Pa Y video and L R audio?
If the cable run is reasonable, run one set, on the HDMI input, and the other on the component input.

BTW: I don't know if Comcast has anything similar, but Cablevision/Optimum has an "Optimum App" that lets me use my computer as a limited remote. Since I have a computer in the same room as the 2nd TV, I don't have to go to the "other room" to turn on the cable box, or change channels.

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 05:12 PM

I found a cheap solution: 3-Port HDMI Switch
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Posted 25 May 2016 - 06:26 PM

That looks like the opposite of what I want.
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Posted 25 May 2016 - 06:46 PM

View PostWebb, on 25 May 2016 - 06:26 PM, said:

That looks like the opposite of what I want.

How so? That will take care of splitting the connection. All you need is an hdmi cable that can run from the room with the box in it to the other room. It's not wireless but it will work versus just using a cable alone.
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Posted 25 May 2016 - 07:02 PM

As designed and described it's the opposite of what I want - 3 inputs to one output.  I want one output to 2 inputs.

I know that these things can be reversed sometimes but I wouldn't try it unless it had a mechanical switch.
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Posted 25 May 2016 - 07:17 PM

Here ya go:

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 07:24 PM

The reviews say that: "The Tendak splitter also passes audio fine."
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Posted 25 May 2016 - 10:02 PM

That one looks like it will work.

Since it's Amazon I can always send it back if it doesn't pass the audio test.

Thanks.
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Posted 25 May 2016 - 10:18 PM

View PostWebb, on 25 May 2016 - 10:02 PM, said:

That one looks like it will work.

Since it's Amazon I can always send it back if it doesn't pass the audio test.

Thanks.

Not a problem :thumbsup:
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Posted 26 May 2016 - 02:36 AM

Please keep us posted as to whether this works for you.
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