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HDMI Splitter & TiVo Bolt

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by Legacy777, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Active Member

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    I don't know.

    I think there's over a million, billion splitters available.

    You'll probably need to drill down through the reviews...

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  2. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Active Member

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    With the same cables?

    What output resolution is the Laptop outputting?

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  3. john brady

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    same cables, 1080, I did set the TiVo output to 720 still not working
     
  4. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Active Member

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    I would suspect it's because the Bolt uses HDMI 2.0 and that splitter only does 1.4...

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  5. john brady

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    I had thought it was backward compatible, I will contact TiVo to confirm and look for a 2.0 splitter and try that, thank you for your insight. I will report back with the results
    JB
     
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  6. Legacy777

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    An update on things, I asked received feedback on the difference between the two splitters I mention in this post.

    The company said that the guts are pretty much the same and just manufactured from different manufactures. The main difference is cosmetic. I went with the JTD-MINI0102/4K on Amazon for $17.99

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TJ6QVPE

    It was supposed to be delivered today, but didn't make it. Once I get it and test it out I'll report back whether it functions as I would expect.

    Josh
     
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  7. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Active Member

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    I don't see where that's HDMI 2.0 either?

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  8. Legacy777

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    It's 1.4b. If you have the TV and HDMI cables to support 4K@50/60 then yes look for a 2.0 splitter. I don't have a 4K TV or HDMI cables so for me this will work as long as it splits the signal and works as expected.

    Josh
     
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  9. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Active Member

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    Yeah, but you DO have an HDMI 2.0 Bolt...

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  10. Legacy777

    Legacy777 Member

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    This is true :)
     
  11. john brady

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  12. Legacy777

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    I got the splitter yesterday and everything works great! It is pretty small. I've attached some pictures.

    Josh
     

    Attached Files:

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  13. sfhub

    sfhub Well-Known Member

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    Curious, does it strip HDCP?
     
  14. kpeters59

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    I've sure never seen any that do.

    I've heard you can 'find' HDCP strippers, but nothing 'mainstream'.

    -KP
     
  15. sfhub

    sfhub Well-Known Member

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    Earlier versions of that model did strip HDCP. I was wondering about current versions.

    Sometimes TiVo users use the HDMI splitters to work around HDMI/HDCP bugs in the TiVo software.
     
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  16. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

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    All the splitters I've tried strip HDCP.
     
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  17. Legacy777

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    Is there a way for me to check?
     
  18. sfhub

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    I'm sure there are many ways to check. If I were to check, with the equipment I have, I would connect an HDMI to DVI cable to one of the splits and connect to computer monitor that didn't have HDCP support. Set the TiVo to output 720p. See if a picure shows up.
     
  19. Legacy777

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    Ok thanks. Unfortunately I don't have all that equipment. I'll have to check the spare cables I have at work to see if I have something that would work.
     

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