Do you want to play the image from your TV decoder, game console, DVD player or other HDMI source on 2 displays? In that case, an HDMI splitter is the solution. With our HDMI splitters, you can even connect up to 8 TVs to 1 HDMI port on your HDMI source.
How do you connect an HDMI splitter?
An HDMI splitter is a small box with 2 or more HDMI outputs and 1 HDMI input. The HDMI cables from your HDMI source are plugged into the HDMI input and the HDMI cables from your TVs/displays are connected to the HDMI outputs of the splitter.
This enables you to easily connect multiple HDMI displays to 1 HDMI source and receive the same image on multiple displays OR determine which display (TV or beamer) you want to play the image on.
An HDMI splitter eliminates the need to change the HDMI cable if you want to watch films or play games on another display. The output of the HDMI splitter automatically becomes active when the connected TV is turned on.
Our HDMI splitters include a power adapter.
4K HDMI splitter
Do you own 4K equipment? If so, you should use an HDMI splitter that supports 4K signals. Otherwise, the resolution will remain limited to the maximum resolution of the HDMI splitter. That would be a shame!
Our UHD 2.0 series is suitable for the latest Ultra HD 4K60 resolution (3840 x 2160/60Hz), High Dynamic Range (HDR), Deep Color and 4:4:4 chroma colours.
Our UHD 2.0 series:
All our HDMI splitters also work with 1080p Full HD equipment.
If you want to connect screens with different resolutions, for example, a 1080p (Full HD) or 4K (Ultra HD) TV, then make sure that the HDMI splitter has EDID. Our HDMI 2.0 splitters have an EDID switch that allows you to determine the maximum video resolution on the HDMI output.
When you connect a 4K TV and a 1080p TV to a 4K splitter, the highest common resolution is 1080p. The picture display on the 4K TV will also be 1080p maximum even if the 1080p TV is turned off. Such a waste! The EDID switch on our HDMI splitters solves this problem.
The EDID switch has two positions: ‘AUTO’ and ‘COPY 1’. They are used in the following situations:
AUTO: Connected TVs support the same maximum resolution.
COPY 1: Connected TVs support different resolutions (4K/1080p). In this position, the HDMI splitter ensures that a 4K resolution is shown on the 4K TV. The picture on the 1080p TV remains black because it does not support 4K.
HDMI splitters do not support ARC (audio return channel). ARC requires that the HDMI source is assigned to only one TV.
No signal loss
All of our HDMI splitters have a built-in repeater and equaliser that prevent signal loss.
Furthermore, the Split 612 UHD 2.0, Split 614 UHD 2.0, Split 618 UHD 2.0 and Split 418 UHD are interference-free due to the solid metal interference-free quality housing.
What is the difference between an HDMI splitter and an HDMI switch?
- HDMI splitter => Connect 1 HDMI source to multiple displays. An HDMI splitter is used when, for example, you want to play games on your TV one time and on a large screen the next. There is no need to change cables, as it is all automatic.
- HDMI switch => Connect multiple HDMI sources to 1 display. An HDMI switch is used if you want to connect multiple devices to your TV using just 1 cable OR if your TV has fewer HDMI inputs than desired.
HDMI switches & HDMI adapters
We also have a wide range of HDMI switches and HDMI adapters.
An HDMI switch enables you, for example, to connect a game console, TV decoder and Blu-Ray player to your TV simultaneously using one cable. This comes in handy if your TV has too few HDMI inputs or if you want to mount a TV tightly to the wall. In that case, you do not have to route all cables up to the TV, because only one goes to your TV.
An HDMI adapter is used, for example, to connect an old game console with a SCART output to your new TV with an HDMI connection.
It is so easy to connect HDMI devices with different inputs and outputs. We have several HDMI adapters in our range: HDMI to SCART, SCART to HDMI, HDMI to VGA or VGA to HDMI.
Ready for the future
The Marmitek UHD 2.0 switch gear prevents any connection problems and helps you make the best of your (existing) equipment. This range is HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 compliant and therefore is the best solution for connecting your HDMI devices and TVs.
Compared to HDMI 1.4, the main improvement of HDMI 2.0 is its higher bandwidth (higher data rate), enabling 4K with higher frame rates and HDR.
The amount of data that can be sent is increased from 10.2 Gbps to 18 Gbps. This makes it possible to display 4K using a frame rate of 50-60 frames per second, 4:4:4 and HDR. HDMI 2.0 also offers support for a larger colour range (12-bit instead of 8-bit) and Dual View.
4K Ultra HD content is increasingly becoming the standard. Due to this development in digital video technology, the current copy protection, HDCP, has evolved into HDCP 2.2. To play the latest Ultra HD content (4K films or broadcasts) in the best possible image quality, all your AV equipment in the same chain must support this HDCP 2.2 security.
So, this does not only apply to the source and your TV. If, for example, you route your HDMI signal via an HDMI switch, splitter, AV receiver or soundbar, they must all be HDCP 2.2 compliant. If that is not the case, the material will not be displayed in the highest possible resolution (1080p instead of 4K) + the corresponding image quality OR will sometimes not be displayed at all.
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. HDR provides images with greatly enhanced brightness and higher contrast (brighter white and deeper black). Combined with better colour rendering, this creates a more realistic and natural image.
In order to enjoy HDR, your TV does need to support the HDR feature. Material displayed in HDR quality (such as 4K Blu-ray, Netflix and YouTube) can then easily be played on your TV.
HDR does not add more pixels, like 4K Ultra HD does, but enhances the pixels that are there.
Stands for Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) and is a so-called ‘handshake’ between an HDMI source (e.g. a TV decoder) and a display/TV. In this way, both devices can immediately recognise each other and use the best possible settings (video resolution and audio).