how to transmit from 1 apple tv to several tv

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by elbaroco, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. elbaroco macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2009

    we would like to set up apple tv in our school, we have 6 classes, each of them has a plasma tv. Is it possible to transmit movies to all these tv from 1 apple tv ?

  2. jzuena macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2007
    Lexington, MA, USA
    I don't see any HDMI splitters that do what you want, but googling for "component splitters" does show some promise. Apple TV, when using component cables, is limited to 1080i resolution.
  3. elbaroco thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2009
    hmmm, can you please extend, I am not too much of a technician, is it a matter of screens or cables ?

  4. eddyg macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2003
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    What you need to do is use the component cables out of the atv to a small box that replictes the signal to N other connectors. You then connect the TVs up
    to those replicated connectors.

    Use google to find a component video replicator or splitter as it is sometimes known as. Note that you also need to replicate the audio, so any box will want to do both.

    You can't simply split a signal from one cable to many since the signal is severly degraded each time.

    Cheers Ed.
  5. elbaroco thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2009
    thanks for your explanation, its more clear now.

  6. daferrisda macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2006

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