Possible to split the HDMI signal from a Tivo Bolt to 2 TV's?

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    JZ1276

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    Was wondering if this can be done. I have 2 TV's each in separate rooms but only about 6 ft apart. If I was to use a splitter or doubler could the HDMI signal from a Tivo Bolt (cable card) be sent out to 2 TV's? I know the content is protected which is why I think it may not work. Thanks!
     
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    kpeters59

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    Yes.

    -KP
     
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    wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    You'll have to try it and see. But I expect so.

    The HDMI splitter I have, works in an interesting way. You hook up an HDCP-enabled display to one output, and that's passed on to the TiVo (or whatever), and satisfies it... and the second output is then passed in the clear.
     
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    Gary Hicks

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    JZ1276 -

    I suspect that you should be fine with that splitter.

    I added a Monoprice Blackbird 4K 2x4 HDMI splitter and switch to my setup about 3 years ago. In my case I have four televisions hooked to the switch and the switch is hooked up to both my TiVo bolt and my DVD player. It has worked perfectly - zero failures! This allows me to watch the same show (or DVD) simultaneously on all four TVs as I move around the house.

    Gary
     
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    leiff

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    As long as you don't need surround sound. splitting the signal dumbs the sound down to the lowest common denominator device
     
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    kpeters59

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    I have a bin full of dead monoprice electronics.

    I recommend you get something of a little higher quality.

    Some of the Sewell Products seem to be fairly well made.

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    WVZR1

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    The WV...
    I'm using this Sewell to send my X1 Xfinity to a second room. This works well as the XR11 or XR15 will control the X1 box nearly everywhere. Sewell has many various 'splitter/switch' available. This gives me full function X1 including VOD & Peacock, TiVo Roamio in that room. Both of my displays are 1080P but this device certainly appears to be versatile enough to do a 2160/4K as well as a 1080P.

    I have complete audio available, ain't nothin' 'dumbed down'

    EchoSplit, HDMI Splitter with Downscaling
     
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    Mikeguy

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    Well now, that's disconcerting. :confused:
     
  10. tommiet

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    I've been doing this for years... I "mirror" my living room and kitchen. But I have also found some spliters don't work with TIVO. I would suggest using Amazon so you can return one if it does not work for you.
     

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