Originally Posted by walford
Does anybody know which splitter destination display's EDID data is sent back to the splitter input source. Is is based on splitter output port number and/or on which ouputs ports have active connctions?
It depends on the splitter. Some splitters have their own EDID, and report back the capabilities of the LEAST capable display connected to them (so that the sending device won't send a signal that every connected device can't handle). But some are based on port. I have a 1x2 splitter that reports back the EDID of whatever is connected to port 1. With that splitter, I could set my receiver up to output 1080p, even though the display connected to port 2 could only handle 720p or 1080i. I'm planning to connect it downstream of my Mits adapter (whenever it finally arrives), with port 1 connected directly to the TV, and port 2 going to the receiver. In theory, this should allow me to pass the signal through my receiver without having to buy an EDID spoofer, but I'm not sure it will help my situation: it's an older splitter, and I don't think it's 1.3. I'm not sure that it can pass audio.
But if it DOES work (even w/o audio), it may be cheaper to find a cheap (1.3+) 1x2 splitter that does the port 1 copy vs. unique EDID, than it would be to buy a Geffen HDMI detective.