But those kind of things work with 3D and 1080p if fitted from the output on my receiver and connected to tv and projector via the two outputs? Eventually I'll upgrade to a dual hdmi outputting receiver I guess....
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Would this work?
Hello Pistol Pete1,
Having clicked on the link for the this device, I note that it is a router and not a duplicator; you cannot use it to drive two displays at the same time! I think that in time you might find that aspect limiting. Still, it's only a fiver .....
Some work better than others. I think you need it powered to boost the signal?
This device has no built-in amplification, and thus I imagine can be used over only short (I'm guessing at no more than about five metres) distances. If you put "HDMI splitter" into google, you will see units from Lindy electronics, Keene electronics, and Maplin, all costing around £40 I think, which will all have built-in amplication and can be used over longer distances. In my flat I have one (powered) HDMI splitter that sends picture and sound 15 metres from kitchen to my bedroom, and simultaneously 20 metres to the parlour. In the parlour I have four more splitters, with one sending picture and sound 20 metres from parlour to kitchen and parlour to bedroom.
Paul suggested a Blu-Ray player with two HDMI outputs. I'm not sure that that would work for you, because if you connected, say, the secondary output to the projector and the primary output to the Denon 2310 (with the TV being connected to the single HDMI output of the Denon), if you tried to run TV and projector at the same time you might find that the 5.1 Dolby True HD or the DTS Master Audio soundtracks from the Blu-Ray player would be downgraded to stereo, through both its outputs.
Sorry that I know next to nothing about projectors, by the way, but I'll follow your thread, I might learn something!
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Thanks for your lengthy reply to this......
The good news is I'll only ever use one screen at one time, as the projector screen will be mounted so it drops down in front of the tv screen. If my linked unit works that way, I'll give it a go as a temporary measure as I'll have to get a 3D ready receiver at some point anyway to receive hd sound from my blu ray player....but the receiver will be in a few years time I guess......3D isn't a priority tbh.
No, that one does not work. I tried it myself and it was a waste of money.
You can try one that is amplified like this one below
Or one that is manual like the one below. This is the one I actually had for a few years and it worked very well.
Also, I recomend that you spend some money in a good long HDMI cable for the projector because otherwise, if the distance is more than 10 m. you could loose a lot of quality.
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Controlling things through your a/v receiver ( with 2 HDMI outputs) is a good idea. If you have your projector/screen linked to output no. 2, and ideally with a 12v trigger, then as soon as you switch to output no.2, your screen will descend, the crowd will go "Awwwhh!", and you're ready to rock.
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That second version is a 2 input, 1 output device....I need a 1 input, 2 output if I'm to connect it to the output of my Denon 2310.
First one looks good though.....
Hopefully a 10 metre HDMI cable be long enough.....
It's not a bad idea but I'd suggest to ask any audio visual hire company before buying the old stuff. Tell them about the light replacement issue and get to know about how much it will cost to repair and all. If you are getting the projector at half the price of new then go for it.
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