View Full Version : Best way of connecting ATV to 2 different screens?

Sep 3, 2010, 02:53 AM
I will be getting the new ATV and i'd like to connect it to two a projector and a TV which i will watch on separate occasions. The ATV only has one HDMI output - how would i do this? If i get a splitter box, surely the quality will be diminished?

With ATV1 you had the HDMI output and the component... Is really the best way now for quality to just plug/unplug every time? (a chore! :rolleyes: )

Thanks for any advice

Sep 3, 2010, 04:00 AM
I use one of these (http://cgi.ebay.com/2-Port-1x2-HDMI-Splitter-Box-6-FT-1-3-1080p-HDMI-Cable-/140448615271?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20b363cb67) to connect my mac mini to my two TVs.

I don't know if it carries audio as my 2009 mac mini doesn't output HDMI, I use a DVI to HDMI converter. If I'd had a crystal ball I would have waited for the new shape mini, why do Apple always do this to me!!!

Sep 3, 2010, 04:02 AM
i read that splitters have an effect on the quality of the video.. :confused:

Sep 3, 2010, 05:15 AM
Buy two :D

Sep 3, 2010, 05:56 AM
If ypu split a standard coax cable the quality takes a bit of a hit, but looking at the above referenced hdmi splitter, you should be fine, as its essentially just repeating the digital signal.

Sep 3, 2010, 05:56 AM
haha, you know, that's probably the most 'thinking out the box' answer! :D