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I'm building a home theater.  It will have 3 monitors throughout the area.  A projector in the main home theater, (5.1 surround), a tv behind a bar, and another tv in a game area.  I would simply like to be able to have all three playing the same video source, audio is not an issue.  For example, if there is a football game on, whether your sitting at the bar or at the poker table, you would be able to see the game.  The bar is in very close proximity to the theater, and I have my 2 extra channels powering speakers that can be heard at the poker table.  What do I need to connect all three monitors to a common HDMI signal?  I'm getting confused with the things that go awry with splitting HDMI.  Any concerns with the main system not playing surround because the two other sources are not 5.1?  Any other thoughts or concerns?  What equipment would I need?  For what it's worth, the receiver is a Yamaha RXA830.    Thanks!

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You need a 1x3 or 1x4 HDMI SPLITTER (do not confuse with HDMI SWITCH):
http://hdmisplitter.co/
You'll find many more choices for 1x4 than 1x3 for about same price:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=hdmi+splitter+1x4&rh=n%3A172282%2Ck%3Ahdmi+splitter+1x4

http://www.monoprice.com/Category?fq=SubCategoryId:1011307&c_id=101&cp_id=10113&fq=MultiMainCategoryId:101&fq=MultiCategoryId:10113&searchtype=subcategoryid

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/882060-REG/NTW_nhdmi4_sp_0104_1_In_4_Out_Hi_Speed_HDMI_Splitter.html

I suggest you search forum for more info on each choice before you buy....

Since the HDTV's only support 2-channel sound, they can ONLY request 2-channel sound to be conveyed on the HDMI I/F. For DD5.1 Surround Sound, connect Source's Digital Audio (Optical Toslink or Coax SPDIF) to AVR which drives Surround Speakers. You will probably also have to enable DD5.1 for Source's Digital Audio Output instead of Default "PCM" (2-Channel Stereo).
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