I've got a boxee box (digital media streamer) attached to a monoprice hdmi splitter and hooked up to 2 of my tv's and it works perfectly.
Recently I also picked up chromecasts for each tv and I've noticed that when the chromecasts uses HDMI CEC to change the input source on 1 tv, the other tv will also turn on and go to the same input source.
I'm pretty sure this is due to the 2 tv's being connected to each other through the splitter.
My question is, is there any way to block the CEC signal from going through the splitter? Maybe there are specific splitters on the market that don't support HDMI CEC? Or would using maybe a 1 way HDMI cable work?
I wanna avoid having to turn off HDMI CEC since I like some of it's benefits
Since the TVs don't have unique IDs for the CEC function, they are just receiving a CEC signal and responding to it.
The biggest problem is that you want CEC to work some of the time and not work other times. You can try a different splitter but I suspect (but don't know for sure) if that would completely disable CEC.
So, yu're saying that there are splitters that don't support CEC? That would work. Do you have any recommendations?
What HDMI splitter did you get? Have you experienced any other abnormalities where both TVs respond to signals from the boxee box or anything?
Best of luck!