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HDMI Splitter & TiVo Bolt

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

  1. MrPlastic

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    I recently purchased a HDMI Splitter SIIG that supports HDMI 2.0 and it looks like their top of the line, but when I use it with my Bolt + I get a unsupported content message. I can get it to work on a 4K set in the ARC port but otherwise it doesn't work. I contacted Tivo support and they stipulate that they don't support a splitter. So I was hoping before I purchase a different one some one might confirm that their model currently works & on an older set without ARC.

    SIIG Premium 4K 60HZ HDR 1x2 HDMI Splitter with EDID - 18Gbps - HDMI 2.0 - HDCP 2.2 - Aluminum Housing - 1 in and 2 out - New Arrivals - AV PRODUCTS

    Is the model I currently have so I was thinking either the Sewell or the JTech that people had posted working would be the logical selection.
     
  2. A J Ricaud

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    Some TVs only support HDCP ver. 2.2 on 1 of their HDMI ports. Maybe yours is one of them?
     
  3. MrPlastic

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    So if the Sewell or JTech brand strips the HDCP ver 2.2 that wouldn't be an issue...
     
  4. CCinPA

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    I've read this thread and believe I have a similar requirement.

    1) How do I set the TiVo to 720p?

    2) Would any of the suggestions solve the below - 1020p defaulting to 720p because of the 720p analog converter?

    [​IMG]
     
  5. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Active Member

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    Why wouldn't you just use the analog output on the TiVo?

    -KP
     
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  6. JoeKustra

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    Perhaps because this is Bolt thread and the OP has a Bolt? If it was a Roamio I would also mention that the two televisions should not be within hearing range since the A/V output is not in sync with the HDMI output.
     
  7. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Active Member

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    The 3.5mm jack on the back of the Bolt is audio only? That caught me off-guard...

    Ooppss...

    -KP
     
  8. CCinPA

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    Excellent question! I am currently using the analog connector on the TiVo. But... 20% of the time the video will not sync-up. I use sync-up because... If I flip up/down the channels from the un-sync'd channel... It most of the times is will sync back up.

    I'd be perfectly happy using TiVo's analog connectors if I could depend on it working 100% of the time.
     
  9. JoeKustra

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    I thought you were using a Bolt? Are we missing something?

    I can understand if you mean that the audio output doesn't sync with the HDMI output.
     
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  10. CCinPA

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    My bad for not clarifying... I have a Big TiVo T6.
     
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  12. CCinPA

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    Actually... With the HDMI splitter I get neither audio or video to the converter.
     
  13. JoeKustra

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    Sorry, after reading the other thread I can't help. Also, I don't have a Bolt. With a Roamio, the A/V output is never in sync with the HDMI. I use both in the summer.
     
  14. CCinPA

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  15. CCinPA

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    :) I'm aware of this thread... I kind-of started it! ;) I was provided a number of theories... But not a specific solution.

    It was suggested I read this thread... Seems I'm stuck... :(
     
  16. SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Well-Known Member

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    I also want to split the output of my Bolt but the TV's have different resolutions. One is a 4K and the other is not. From all the reviews that I have read the splitter will output the lowest resolution of the two TV's connected to it. So I would not get a 4K UHD 3D HD signal going to the 4K TV.
     
  17. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

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    An HDMI splitter sends the same signal to both outputs. If the two TVs are showing a different resolution it is because one or both of the TVs is either up-scaling or down-scaling. You probably don't have a TV that will down-scale a 4k signal; I don't know if there is such a beast, and I there was, I would buy a 4k TV instead.

    Who the heck is transmitting a 4k 3D signal?
     
  18. CCinPA

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  19. CCinPA

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    It seems I may have found a solution:

    [​IMG]
     
  20. aaronwt

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    That's a very expensive solution at $400 or higher.
     

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