Only @ Best Buy Turn 1 HDMI source into 2 with this Rocketfish™ RF-G1182 splitter that delivers 1080p content, 3D capability, and 5.1/7.1 surround sound to most HDMI components. The included AC adapter ensures reliable power.
Does the job, just a couple of snafus...
Posted by: JTizzle from: on
Does a great job splitting the signal from my cable provider box to two tvs with no issues. I ran a 40' cable out to my garage/man cave so we could watch whatever was on in the family room out there too and it sends a signal over that distance just fine. When you first turn on the tv it can take a second to load, but that may have something to do with the distance/length of the cord. You also have to restart the splitter occasionally (unplug it from the power source and replug it in) so that it does not intermittently flash on and off. I think that is due to sometimes having both tvs on and sometimes only having one on which I think somehow affects the signal. The signal/picture quality is otherwise just as good as it is with the hdmi cable running directly to the tv from the cable box. If you don't want to spend a lot of money and you do not care if the same channel is on in two places, this is a good product.
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Able to drive two TVs from a single cable box
Posted by: ITscout from: on
I bought the Rocketfish 2-Way HDMI Splitter so that I could connect my Xfinity X1 DVR receiver to two TVs. I have a large 65" TV on the wall in my bedroom. I wanted to connect a small TV that I could watch at night that wouldn't disturb my spouse. The problem is that both of my TVs are Sumsungs, and I can't turn one on without the other going on at the same time. The same is true for the TV settings. I need to see if I can achieve my original objective by using a non-Samsung brand for my smaller television.
The Rocketfish 2-Way HDMI Splitter works great. Exactly as advertised.
Meanwhile, though, I wonder if I would have been smarter to have gone with a wireless option instead. Since purchasing the Rocketfish 2-Way HDMI Splitter I got an promotional email from Best Buy touting the Actiontec MyWirelessTV2 Wireless Video Transmitter and Receiver. There's also a wireless Rocketfish Whole Home HD Extender.
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Splitter versus Switch
Posted by: Hittmk from: on
We have an older Vizio LCD TV on which we wanted to set up an Amazon Fire Stick. However, the TV has only one HDMI port and it was already being used. My husband and I went to Best Buy (our "Go-To" place for technology) to see what would be needed to help us accomplish what we wanted to do. The associate listened to our needs and suggested the listed splitter. The splitter worked great and was easy to install. However, it was not what we really needed. The splitter required us to interchange or disengage HDMI cables every time we wanted to switch from VHS player to Amazon Fire Stick. Luckily at a later Best Buy visit, we were set up with an appointment to have our whole house reviewed for technology updates and the representative who came took a look at our splitter and said we were sold the wrong item and what we needed was a HDMI switch. He made sure that an exchange was offered us in the store and everything works great now -- no more changing out cables. I would recommend the splitter, but would encourage buyers to make sure what you are purchasing is actually taking care of the problem.
6 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Cannot View Simultaneously
Posted by: AVsnob from: Rancho Cucamonga, Ca on
I hooked this up going from a cable box to a 32" LCD and a 58" plasma. The build quality is good and it works splitting the signal to both televisions without pixelation or video noise. However, it does not allow me to view both TVs at the same time. I used Rocketfish HDMI cables (it doesn't make a difference if you use Monster). For my purposes this is okay because I won't be watching both TVs simultaneously. I gave it 4 stars for price because a similar unit on a popular online retailer was almost twice as much. I originally tried a non-powered unit from another company which was only $15, but it didn't even work at all... so it was $15 wasted. I've read elsewhere that the performance may also depend on the size of TVs you are sending the signal to. If you consider $99 too expensive, shop around and you will see that for a "POWERED" HDMI splitter it's actually inexpensive. (Note: There is a blue LED light on the front of the splitter that cannot be turned off).
41 out of 55 found this review helpful.
Great product, easy to install
Posted by: PJF725 from: Phoenix, AZ on
We recently set up our bedroom with two HDTVs, one mounted on each side of an island in the middle of the room. (There's an exercise area on one side, sleeping quarters on the other.) We wanted to be able to run both TVs off one cable box. The cable company couldn't provide a splitter but directed us to "Best Buy or another retailer." We went to Best Buy.
I wasn't sure what I was getting into, but the Rocketfish splitter did the trick. It was easy to install and came with all the cabling needed to get the job done. It takes three HDMI cables - one from the box to the splitter, and one for each TV.
At $150, it seems a little pricey to me, but what isn't these days? I've had it for more than a month, and I take it for granted now. All in all, it works well, and I recommend it.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Easy to set up
Posted by: Mickey0722 from: on
This HDMI splitter was a quick lifesaver. Needed to project a presentation on two screens and was set up ready to go in five minutes.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Works exactly as I expected
Posted by: Tampa8 from: Ct/Fl on
My satellite receiver only has one HDMI output. If I go through my audo receiver, then the audio receiver has to be on all the time and it's one more thing for my wife to have to fiddle with. So I got this splitter and go directly to the TV, and to the receiver for sound. Now my wife can watch the TV as usual, or I can add the Receiver sound for full 5.1 or TRUE HD audio.
The splitter does send all audio formats to my receiver with no problem, I am using generic HDMI cables, not any of the expensive brand name ones.
16 out of 18 found this review helpful.
Boy was this a waste on money
Posted by: Effie2118 from: El Cajon, CA on
I read the reviews and thought what the hell. I added a Coby 32" LCD and 100' of HDMI cable to my patio so I could connect to an existing COX DVDR box without paying them any more money. Splitter fit the bill. The box fed a Proview 32" on a 6' HDMI cable with no problems. So I buy the Rocketfish after getting the same price as Amazon, and buy a new $30 3' input HDMI cable (ouch) for the Rocketfish. It takes about 10 minutes to hookup and guess what, it doesn't work. The only way to get pictures is to have both TV's on at the same time and the Coby has a constent video flick. Their Tech support says the 100' cable is bad, of course. I run the Coby directly to the DVDR and it's clear as a bell. Blows that theory. I end up buying a different splitter from a online competitor for half the price and $2.00 1.5' HDMI cable. Works right out of the box. Best Buy is a great place to shop and I will continue to buy from them, but do your homework before purchasing.
15 out of 23 found this review helpful.
Gets the job done
Posted by: lickwidsnake from: on
Had to buy this for work and Best Buy was the only place that a HDMI splitter in stock. Had I the luxury of more that a few hours of time, I would have ordered online.
Pros: Simple to use and setup, does what it is supposed to do.
Cons: $100 is excessive something that looks and feels so unimpressive. You can find much better alternatives for better prices.. The plug for the AC adapter that goes into the box itself is very thin and the hole is very small. One knock would probably bend it or too many unplugging/repluggings would probably make it loose and you'd have to tape it or glue it in place.
Other: Does not come with HDMI cables.Only thing that I can say about that is to shop around.
11 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Didn't work with my setup
Posted by: nOrbX187 from: Sunnyvale, CA on
Used this to split my PS3 HDMI signal, one HDMI connection to my Sony XBR-60LX900 and the other HDMI connection to my Onkyo TX-SR875.
Not sure if there is a compatibility issue with the TV or any of the other products. Upon initial use, I could see "snow" (small white dots appearing randomly) across the screen (much more noticeable on a dark image). The intensity of the "snow" increased after a few minutes. Then the picture would cut in and out every 10-15 seconds.
When it was working and minus the "snow," it was working great. Plus, this is the only splitter which supported HDMI 1.4 that I could buy locally at a store. As mentioned, it is a little on the expensive side. I would still recommend trying the product out because the issues I have may be due to compatibility with my components.