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Hi,

I have an Onkyo HT-RC360 receiver and plug into it a Monoprice 1x2 HDMI splitter, with which I output to my HDMI projector and TV.

Everything was working fine for over 1 year until a month ago when my receiver quit on me. After getting it fixed I was told the receiver was shorted severely and that the causes were probably:

1) ventilation
2) playing at high level of volume
or 3) defective crossover in speakers or other input devices.

While it was being fixed I used another receiver with the same speakers and cables and everything was fine.
There had also been no change in ventilation or volume decibel prior to when it went out on me. It had been working fine for ~2 years.

That leaves the HDMI splitter, which I did not plug into the temporary receiver. Before plugging it back into my Onkyo I called Monoprice to ask: 1) Is it possible that, if it is defective, it could short out my receiver? and 2) If yes to #1, is there any way I can test it before I plug it in?

The tech support guy said there was no way it could short out the receiver. But to be honest I didnt have much faith in his knowledge- he seemed pretty new. In fact, he first said they dont recommend plugging a splitter into a receiver! (Though he corrected himself later).

So I thought I would come in here to ask those 2 questions, in order to get confirmation: 1) Can the splitter short circuit the receiver, if the splitter is defective? 2) If so, how do u test the splitter to make sure its ok?

Mucho thanks in advance.
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Is the splitter powered? If not, then not likely no.

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Actually, it is powered. So I am now wondering if I should get a DC blocker.
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Before blaming the splitter, be aware that Onkyo has a long history of failed hdmi boards in their receivers.
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Before blaming the splitter, be aware that Onkyo has a long history of failed hdmi boards in their receivers.

Yes, thanks for reminding me of that. I was so concerned about inputs that I forgot about their history with HDMI boards, which is well-documented on these boards. I have plugged the splitter in and no problem, so I am assuming it is the board. And I guess there is no way to prevent it from happening again? If it does it will just make sense to look at a different manufacturer.
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