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Blackbird 4K 1x2 HDMI Splitter
Make sure your home theater is up to date with this 1x2 HDMI® Splitter with 3D and 4K Support from Monoprice!
This HDMI splitter allows you to connect your HDMI source device to up to two displays at once. This eliminates the need to buy a second source device, or to move it back and forth between rooms.
This splitter provides up to 10.2Gbps data throughput and includes support for High Speed HDMI features, including 3D video and the advanced 4K cinema display resolution, so you can be sure that your system still outputs the highest possible video quality.
Note: Monoprice strongly recommends using 22AWG, 24AWG, or active HDMI cables to achieve the best results from the amplifier and to ensure minimum signal loss over longer distances.
- User's Manual (Mar 29, 2013)
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Questions and Answers
It can be but you'll have to get creative. There are no mounting holes or tabs on the device. The good news is power and In and Outs are on one side. Your best option may be if you can find or fabricate L brackets or a cradle much like a spice rack that can support and hold the device from the sides with openings for your cables which would allow you to lift the splitter out if you need to, regardless of which way cables are being fed from it, such as top, bottom or sides.
Hope this helps you.
PROS: Fully compatible with newer TV's with newer HDMI specs.
Splits one Cable TV box HDMI output to two 1080p HDTV's with no problem.
No screen blanks or glitches like older splitters.
Wife has stopped complaining.
CONS: Its a rectangular black box, thick HDMI cables may limit how you position it.
Finally, I would just like to note that this splitter is a nice looking item, it's got that nice, glossy piano black finish that looks great. Fingerprints aren't really a concern since there are no buttons to press, it just sits there and does it's job. It has a red LED light that is always on, which I mention to inform those out there who are bothered by them. This LED is pretty dim, it's not overbright like those found on most routers.
If I wanted to be negative and nitpick anything I would point out that the power supply is a wall-wart type, and I would prefer a standard power plug with an in-line power supply. But as it is I have plenty of power outlets and other solutions to that problem.
All in all I am happy I chose this item, I have never been disappointed by Monoprice and recommend them constantly. Great job once again, guys. :)
PROS: Functionality, Price, Craftsmanship/Finish, Size
CONS: Wall-wart power supply.
PROS: Compact, worked as I hoped it would out of the box.
CONS: None yet..
PROS: this splitter works when PS3 doesn't send HDMI to receiver via optical. I have 1 hdmi going to my projector and the other hdmi going to AVR, Pioneer Elite 03).. I now get the DTS-HD lights on with 7.1 showing on the receiver..
The splitter is small, but works for us great, so far. I have it mounted on a shelf in the church attic for access to the HDMI cables.
The HDMI signal is received fine on both devices: A video projector mounted on the sanctuary ceiling, and a small LCD screen in the family room.
As I have just installed it, I can't speak to reliability, or other errors, or long term issues.
PROS: Small footprint, easy to connect, works great.
From manual: "Supports High Definition Audio, including DTS-HD & Dolby True HD and uncompressed LPCM"
PROS: Works great.
CONS: None that I can think of. I'd give it a 10 but want to wait and see long term endurance.
PROS: Nice HD picture and sound when working
CONS: Doesn't split sound to one of the outputs without some manipulation on my end. Not sure its the units fault, but a pain just the same.
Thank you for your review and truly sorry to hear about the handshaking issues you have been experiencing. Could you describe your setup including all devices and cables in use? What is the length and gauge of the HDMI cables in your setup? Have you tried switching the cables or testing with another device or display?
Many times handshaking issues occur when the HDMI is passing through a heavier load, resulting in signal degradation, especially when in use with devices such as switches and splitters. Using 24 AWG HDMI lowers the chance of signal degradation and improves signal reliability. Can you verify that the cables in use are 24 AWG?
Please let me know if anything changes. Hope this helps!
PROS: Easy setup
Works as designed
CONS: Wall wart takes up more than one space on power strip
PROS: No real set up needed. Plug it in and it works. Simple answer to a dual display requirement
CONS: none so far