Best way of connecting ATV to 2 different screens?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by musio, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2008
    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
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2008
    Et Viola!!!

    I use one of these 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!!!
  3. thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2008
    i read that splitters have an effect on the quality of the video.. :confused:
  4. macrumors 68000


    Oct 14, 2008
    Newbury, UK
  5. macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2004
    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.
  6. thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2008
    haha, you know, that's probably the most 'thinking out the box' answer! :D

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