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HDMI Splitter: outputs affect one another?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Hi folks,

I'm confused at how my HDMI splitter outputs appear to be affected by one another.

the setup:
A single video source connects to a monoprice splitter, which outputs to (1) a projector and (2) a TV.

Strange behavior:
If both the projector and the TV have the correct input selected, things are great. If, however, the TV selects a different input, the projector immediately loses sync. The projector does not lose sync if the TV is turned off.

details:
the source is a ps3, the projector is a panasonic ax-200u, and the TV is the LG 42LH30. Both projector and TV can accept 1080p, and the problem is asymmetrical (that is, the TV is not sensitive to the projector's state).

Any idea what could be causing this? I'd be very grateful for any insight!
Thanks,
-Vin
post #2 of 4
A splitter has to maintain the HDMI handshake from one source to two outputs. Apparently when you switch the TV input the handshake is affected from the source and this causes the projector to hiccup. Why the TV is not sensitive to the projector state, I can't say. The handshake process is somewhat touchy and many setups have a problem with it.

Probably the only way to prevent this would be to use an HDMI switch instead of a splitter. But that would not allow you to watch both at the same time.
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
That makes sense, as does your suggestion to use a switch instead.

I should probably have mentioned that the source-to-splitter cable is currently 28AWG. I'll probably try using 24awg cabling, and if that doesn't fix the issue I'll just replace the splitter with a switch.

Thanks a ton for your help. This forum is awesome!
post #4 of 4
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Originally Posted by eldEEmon View Post

I should probably have mentioned that the source-to-splitter cable is currently 28AWG. I'll probably try using 24awg cabling, and if that doesn't fix the issue I'll just replace the splitter with a switch.

Unless that's a long cable, going from 28awg to 24awg is unlikely to make any difference.
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