Getting around TiVo Bolt HDMI splitter issue.

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by Jack Vogel, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Jack Vogel

    Jack Vogel New Member

    Dec 3, 2017


    We just installed a new TiVo Bolt and we failed to check the outputs before buying. Our old setup (a Roamio) consisted of sending the HDMI signal to the TV in the same room and the RCA signal to a splitter box that shared the output with 4 other TVs in the house. This allowed the whole family to watch the same program, at the same time, without being limited to the living room.

    Since the Bolt we got only has an HDMI output I figured I'd just get a splitter and an HDMI to RCA converter. The converter works fine but the splitter causes the signal to be blocked due to some kind of new copy protection. I've been informed that if the splitter I use is smart (or dumb) enough it will get around this issue and that I should look for one that is "HDMI 2.0a/HDCP 2.2" compatible it should work.

    Anyone have any recommendations? I've been looking at a couple of options on Amazon. &

    The blue one says it is backwards compatible. Will that help or hinder my efforts?
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