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    HDMI - 1 Device to 2 screens

    Is there such a cable or bit of hardware that will let me have one one device, eg sky box, and plugged in to 2 TVs. I often change which TV im watching on depending on what else is on and am getting fed up of unplugging the HDMI cable between the 2 TVs. If I could have it plugged in to both at the same time it would save me a lot of hassel.

    Does such a thing exist?

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    HDMI splitters and switch boxes are available.

    1x2 HDMI Compact Splitter - HDMI Splitter - HDbasics

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    HDMI splitters and switch boxes are available.

    1x2 HDMI Compact Splitter - HDMI Splitter - HDbasics

    Ben
    got one off ebay, works great. cheers

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    Powered HDMI splitters will do the trick. Don't buy these basic HDMI splitters (without power) as they don't work!

    I think you can buy dual, quad and octo splitters these days.

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    Ive only got the 2 TVs in my room for now so the doubler will need to do

    (Ive not got it plugged in but its still working ok, I guess power is only needed for bigger distances? both mine are 0.5m cables)

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    was using a slingbox to start with, but only coz I had one. To suggest one as a solution to this is daft :P

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    ok nevermind then, moving along swiftly :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    ok nevermind then, moving along swiftly :P
    haha sorry dont mean to sound condesending!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    haha sorry dont mean to sound condesending!
    lol that's ok, like you said it was a daft suggestion

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    For the record, we have 2 HDMI tvs in the sales office driven off one PC with a powered splitter, which feeds into 2 HDMI->CAT5 adaptors - note CAT5 - not IP... couldn't get IP convertors I was sure would work and at a decent price. I believe it needs 2 bits of cat5, but the quality seems fine.

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