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Recommend Basic HDMI Splitter

My Living Room has 2 TV"s (40" and 19") and two HD cable boxes. Currently each box connects to one tv via an HDMI cable. I'd like to be able to swap so that either box can feed either TV. For that, I need each box to have a 2-way HDMI splitter. A few basic, passive Y-splitters are available on Amazon for under $8. Will they work OK? (Each box will always feed a different TV - neither box has to feed two sources at the same time - always feeding only one of the tv's.) I don't need anything elaborate, and I am budget conscious from recent upgrades. Thanks for any replies!
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They will probably work fine. If your cables are of any significant length (>10'), you might want to get a splitter that provides its own power supply, rather than the cheapest ones that obtain power from the HDMI connector... FYI - there are no "passive" splitters (for HDMI), they'd be better named "bus powered" or something similar...

Do both of your TVs have the same resolution? If your 19" TV is only 720p, make sure it can accept a 1080p input otherwise your output will be limited. You may have to set the set-top boxes to 1080p instead of "auto", in that case, too.

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