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HDMI Splitters

Send HDMI video

and audio to two, four, or more HDTV screens.



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»Split HDMI audio and video signals for display on more than one HD LCD, plasma, or other high-defscreen.

»Drive signals as far as 40 feet (12.1 m).

»Send video from a DVD player, satellite receiver, digital recorder, or even a PC.

»Cascade up to three units for more outputs.

»The digital signals are buffered

so uncompressed HD video and multichannel audio are reproduced without loss.

Typical application.

HDMI Splitter


HD DVD player or other HDMI video source

(can also use a PC with DVI output)

HDTV screen

HDTV screens


BLACK BOX® HDMI Splitters enable you to streamHigh-DefinitionMultimedia Interface (HDMI) signals from a single source to multiple screens and create impressivehigh-definitionpresentations.

The source of your video can be an HD DVD player, D-VHSplayer, satellite receiver, digital recorder, or other type of HDMI equipment, or a PC with a DVI connector. And, on the output side, you can use two or fourhigh-definitionplasma, LCD, or similar screens.

The splitters buffer the digital signal so uncompressed HD video and multichannel audio are reproduced without any loss. They also feature 1.65-Gbpsbandwidth for transmitting HDMI signals in their entiretyerror-free.

The HDMI Splitters are ideal for trade shows, conference rooms, training rooms, and home theater setups. Plus, they’re a great choice for splitting signals in retail applications where you want to keep source equipment in a secure area. You can even cascade multiple units up to three levels to output HDMI video/audio to additional displays in widely distributed applications.

They also support HDTV resolutions up to 1080i and 1080p and feature a compact design for use in crowded equipment rooms and A/V cabinets.

T e c h S P e c s

Bandwidth (Maximum) — 1.65 Gbps Distance (Maximum) — 40 ft. (12.1 m) MTBF — 95,000 hours (calculated estimate)

Resolution — Output and input: PC: VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA (1600 x 1200);

Component (Y-Pb-Pr):480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

CE Approval — Yes

Connectors — Input: (1) HDMI F; Output: (2) or (4) HDMI F

Indicators — (1) Power LED

Power — Input: 100–240VAC,50–60Hz, autosensing; Output: External 9 VDC(center-positive>1000 mA)

Size — 0.9"H x 7.5"W x 3.75"D (2.3 x 19.1 x 9.5 cm) Weight — 1.1 lb. (0.5 kg)



HDMI Splitters





For DVI connections, an adapter is required. Order…


HDMI Adapters


HDMI Male to DVI Female


HDMI Male to DVI Male


HDMI Swivel Adapters, 24-Pin


HDMI Male to DVI Female


HDMI Female to DVI Male





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Technically Speaking



HDMI offers significant benefits over older analog A/V


High-DefinitionMultimedia Interface (HDMI) is the first digital

connections. It provides superior video and audio clarity because


interface to combine uncompressed high-definitionvideo,

there is no signal loss from digital-to-analogconversions. HDMI


multichannel audio, and intelligent format and command data

supports resolutions of 1920 x 1080p and multiple audio formats


in a single cable.

from standard stereo to multichannel surround sound. Plus it


The HDMI standard was introduced in December 2002,

provides two-waycommunication between the video source


and HDMI 1.2 was released in August 2005. HDMI is supported

and the digital TV, enabling simple, remote, point-and-click


by many leading consumer electronics manufacturers as well as



motion picture studios, and cable and satellite operators.

HDMI is emerging as the connection standard for HDTV

Use this interface to connect audio/video equipment, such as

and the consumer electronics market. Because HDMI transmits



DVD players, a set-topbox, and A/V receivers with an audio and/

all signals over one cable, it’s quite desirable for home theater


or video monitor, such as a digital TV over a single cable. HDMI

electronics and systems. It greatly simplifies the installation


supports standard, enhanced, and high-definitionvideo. It has a

of home entertainment systems by eliminating the tangle


bandwidth of up to 5 Gigabytes so it supports all HDTV standards

of cables running behind the system. It’s also very cost-effective


and has bandwidth to spare for future applications.

because only one cable is needed.


HDMI is backward compatible with DVI equipment such as



PCs, TVs, and other electronic devices using the DVI standard.



The DVI device simply ignores the extra data.





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