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What does an HDMI splitter do?

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An HDMI splitter takes a signal from one source and sends it to two separate displays. A switcher, on the other hand, connects several devices to one display.

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A splitter is appropriate for connecting a single media source, such as a satellite receiver, DVD player or video game console, to televisions in different rooms. Because each screen will display the same content, a single presentation can be broadcast to multiple screens in an auditorium using a splitter. If, however, a single screen is to serve as the display for several components, an HDMI switcher is necessary to connect them simultaneously.

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