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I just ordered a 2x1 Pro Series 1.3b splitter from Monoprice. I waited to get this unit as some reports on using earlier versions were not all positive.


My question is this, will this hook-up provide full video and audio signal to both TV and A/V receiver?


I wish to connect my Dish receiver to the splitter input, then run output 1 to my TV HDMI 1. Then run input 2 from splitter to my A?V receiver, which will then connect to TV HDMI 2.


What I want is to be able to view TV with either direct Dish signal from splitter, or to pull Dish signal from splitter to A/V receiver then connect A/V receiver to TV on HDMI 2. I am hoping this ill provide a good clean audio video signal.


Thanks for your help.
 

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That should do what you want if there are no HDCP handshake issues. That's generally been the problem with splitters and HDMI. Not all components properly handle the handshake and the signal is then blocked. Unfortunately there's no way of really knowing that until you try it. If it does work, you will get a perfect audio and video signal to each unit.


But why do you want both connections to the TV? If you go to the receiver for the sound, you should still be able to use the HDMI 1 connection for the video. Or do you have some other video connections to the receiver?
 

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But why do you want both connections to the TV? If you go to the receiver for the sound, you should still be able to use the HDMI 1 connection for the video. Or do you have some other video connections to the receiver?[/quote]



First off thanks for your reply.


The main reason I want the splitter is so that I don't have to run the receiver all of the time. I would like the option of using TV sound separate from using the receiver for both video and sound. On my receiver I do not have a pass-thru ability so I can get both video and audio without the receiver on.


At times I would just like the TV and its speakers separate, at other times the receiver on to pipe video, audio, Blu-ray and games to the TV.
 

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Hello,

I want to run the same set up as ou. I want to be able to watch and listen to the t.v. on its own and sometimes thru the receiver. Please advise if it worked and which products you used.


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Hello,

I want to run the same set up as ou. I want to be able to watch and listen to the t.v. on its own and sometimes thru the receiver. Please advise if it worked and which products you used.


Thanks


Will do! I have the new Monoprice Pro series 1x2 powered 1.3b splitter on the way. As soon as I have it hooked-up I will post results.
 

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Originally Posted by BESLC /forum/post/15458584


The main reason I want the splitter is so that I don't have to run the receiver all of the time. I would like the option of using TV sound separate from using the receiver for both video and sound. On my receiver I do not have a pass-thru ability so I can get both video and audio without the receiver on.


At times I would just like the TV and its speakers separate, at other times the receiver on to pipe video, audio, Blu-ray and games to the TV.

My point was that you should not have to run two HDMI cables to the TV, just one to the TV (TV sound optional) and one to the receiver (for surround sound).
 

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My point was that you should not have to run two HDMI cables to the TV, just one to the TV (TV sound optional) and one to the receiver (for surround sound).

I am a bit confused, how do you do this hook-up with single cable? I currently have satellite, Blu-ray and games connected to A.V rec. The only way I could see to have satellite to TV so I can use TV without receiver is using a splitter. My A/V receiver is used for audio video signal from satellite, blu-ray and games.
 

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Okay, that makes sense. You orginally only mentioned the TV, but with the other components connected to the receiver, you would need two cables to the TV to operate the TV without the receiver.
 

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Okay, that makes sense. You orginally only mentioned the TV, but with the other components connected to the receiver, you would need two cables to the TV to operate the TV without the receiver.


OK. Thanks for the reply. I thought I might have overlooked something. So you agree the splitter is best option for this setup?
 

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OK. Thanks for the reply. I thought I might have overlooked something. So you agree the splitter is best option for this setup?

Yes, a splitter seems the best option.
 

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I read somewhere that a splitter should be powered because the non-powered ones are using power from the tv that is meant for something else (can't remember).


I bought a cheap 2x1 splitter off of ebay, and it doesn't work right. It thinks my cable box is always on (well, it kind is, as it always shows the time). Will this be a problem with most splitters?


Also, I heard the push-button splitters could cause a little shock when you touch it, which could cause a problem. True?
 

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I just hooked up the Monoprice Pro Series powered 1x2 HDMI splitter, everything works great!


What I wanted was option to view TV with TV audio and video separate from A/V receiver and surround sound. My Pioneer receiver would not allow video and audio pass thru with receiver off, so I needed to split signal.


My connection is as follows. Dish 622 receiver to splitter input, splitter output 1 to Sony 52XBR6 on HDMI 1. Splitter output 2 to Pioneer VX1018 A/V receiver. The A/V receiver then connected to TV on HDMI 3.


Connected to A/V receiver is Sony 550 Blu-ray, Xbox 360 and Wii, all work perfectly.


The unit is small, well built. The unit requires no manual switching.
 

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I have also tried this splitter with a Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K and documented my problem here:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...php?p=15549398


Basically I have a lot of problem trying to split the receiver's output, often getting no signal or dropped signals. The splitter seems to work if you just try to split other sources.


I would tend to think it is more the receiver than the splitter. I have

the same receiver, I had an issue doing pass thru so I didn't have to use the receiver all the time, it would not work. When I called Pioneer they told me that the receiver may not communicate with all components it just depends on the component.
 

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Using this splitter can you have both Tv's on at the same time?


I want to split my PS3 between 2 Pioneer Plasma's. I want to be able to watch DVR whatever on 1 tv and use the PS3 on the other for Blu-Ray/Games etc...


I read somewhere that 1 of the Tv's has to be off in order for splitter to work....not this one but another monoprice splitter.
 

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I just hooked up the Monoprice Pro Series powered 1x2 HDMI splitter, everything works great!

Is this Product ID 4921 from Monoprice?


I need to split signal from both my DirecTV HD Receiver and also my DIrecTV HD DVR. Both are located in the theatre room, feeding into my Pioneer receiver, then sending the video to a projector. I recently got a 52" Toshiba LCD to put in another room and would like to split the HDMI signals prior to going into the AV Receiver. Then I could watch video coming from either DirecTV receiver on either or both the projector and the LCD.


I purchased a splitter off ebay, just a cheap one for about $9. It splits the video, but no audio is sent to either the TV or the AVR.
 

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Is this Product ID 4921 from Monoprice?


I need to split signal from both my DirecTV HD Receiver and also my DIrecTV HD DVR. Both are located in the theatre room, feeding into my Pioneer receiver, then sending the video to a projector. I recently got a 52" Toshiba LCD to put in another room and would like to split the HDMI signals prior to going into the AV Receiver. Then I could watch video coming from either DirecTV receiver on either or both the projector and the LCD.


I purchased a splitter off ebay, just a cheap one for about $9. It splits the video, but no audio is sent to either the TV or the AVR.

Yes it is the 4921 which I bought. I held off buying earlier splitters since there were issues reported. Some reported audio and video issues with the earlier versions. So far the 4921 is working perfectly for me. I am splitting signal from Dish 622 receiver to TV and Pioneer A/V receiver.
 

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Originally Posted by BESLC /forum/post/15715972


Yes it is the 4921 which I bought. I held off buying earlier splitters since there were issues reported. Some reported audio and video issues with the earlier versions. So far the 4921 is working perfectly for me. I am splitting signal from Dish 622 receiver to TV and Pioneer A/V receiver.

Do you have a link to this? I am having trouble locating it at monoprice....thanks!


Also, when you have your receiver on, is sound being simultaneously output to both the tv and the receiver?
 
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