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Monday, November 28th, 2022 12:50 AM

Direct TV box and HDMI splitter

Have direct tv box.  TV is plugged into it and works fine.  Just bought Vizio 65" smart tv.  Can I use and hdmi splitter plugged into box and then connect both tv's to splitter?  I tried and receive video signal but no audio.  If i unplug everything, start from scratch, i receive both audio and video.  i power off everything, power up, and no audio again.  Am i using the wrong type of hdmi adapter? its a y adapter.  Any help please...Thank you

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2 months ago

Just received that box you recommended, made all connections, and works perfect!!!  Thanx again for the excellent information and instructions.  Have great holiday and stay safe…

shannon02

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2 months ago

You need an HDCP compatible HDMI splitter which are mostly powered.

litzdog911

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44.1K Messages

2 months ago

You'll need a powered HDMI splitter that supports all of the HDCP copy protection protocols, like this one .....

https://smile.amazon.com/OREI-UltraHD-HDMI-Splitter-Port/dp/B07J2Q9NPH/

Juniper

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17.7K Messages

2 months ago

You need a powered HDMI splitter that is at least HDCP 2.2 compatible. Having it be HDMI 2.0 as well is preferred.

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2 months ago

Thank you. So just to be clear, if I purchase this unit, I can plug hdmi cable from this box to the hdmi input on direct tv box.  Then plug hdmi cables from output on splitter to input on other 2 tv’s and should get sound on both tv’s???  Thanx again.  Was reading and some said I need to get audio converter???  Too much reading…

litzdog911

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44.1K Messages

2 months ago

I don't think you need any sort of "audio converter". Connect DirecTV box HDMI OUT to splitter HDMI INPUT, then connect each splitter OUT to your TVs. 

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2 months ago

EXCELLENT!!!  And that you for taking the time to explain and clarify.  Ill be ordering it from Amazon after this conversation...Tom

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2 months ago

Received the box u recommended, made all connections, and both tv's work perfectly, video AND audio!!!  Thank you very much for the time and excellent information...


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