Does an HDMI splitter exist? No more HDMI ports on my TV : /

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by chrono1081, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    Hi guys,

    I have a PS3, Cable Box, and Apple TV. All three use HDMI. My TV only has two HDMI ports and a DVI port so I thought I'd just buy a DVI to HDMI adapter to solve the problem. Anyway I forgot that DVI doesn't carry audio :/ (Too bad I forgot about that before the adapter arrived).

    Anyway is there a way to hook up all three systems with only two HDMI and one DVI port? Any suggestions on how to do this?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Of course there are, here is one. I got one for my dad as Christmas present as his projector has only one HDMI port and DVI cuts some of the picture for some reason.
  3. Queso Suspended

    Mar 4, 2006
    You're lucky. Our supposedly "HD Ready" TV only has one DVI port, meaning that we have to use optical audio cables into our surround sound system to get any audio at all :D
  4. macman05 macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2007
  5. jcschlic macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2009
    No offense, but why didn't you just google "HDMI splitter"?
  6. jimglidewell macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2009
    Well, if he had done so, he would have bought the wrong thing.

    "Splitters" take one input and provide multiple outputs

    "Switches" take multiple inputs and provide one output.

    He wants a switch, in this case.

    My advice is to get one that:

    1) has at least one extra input
    2) has an remote control

    Monoprice is where I got my (older) HDMI switch.

    This one looks like a good bet:
  7. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2006
    just make sure the switch/hub you buy is HDCP-complaint otherwise the appleTV will refuse to play some rented content.

    I bought the cheapest one from Amazon and it works just great.
  8. chrono1081 thread starter macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    Thanks guys for all the suggestions! I could not re-find this thread for the life of me.

    @jcschlic - None taken. I googled but came up with all sorts of stuff and checking ratings of things they were all getting 1 - 2 star ratings so I figured I may be looking at the wrong type of thing.

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