As you probably already know, HDMI splitters are used to connect several displays such as HDTVs, Laptops or Computer monitors using a single HD source such as your DVD player or Xbox for example. The purpose HDMI splitter has is to divide the HDMI signal from your HD source and display both the audio and video signal on both of your TVs at the same time. It can allow you and your family members to watch the same movie or play your Xbox together even if you are in different rooms.
Types of splitters
Finding the right splitter for you surely is not as easy as it sounds, first thing you need to know is that there are two types of splitters (HDMI splitter cable and splitter boxes), then there are different specifications and features splitters can have that you may find suitable or not. J-Tech Digital’s JTD-MINI-1X2SP 2 Port 1×2 Powered HDMI Super Mini Splitter is one of the most praised products and it is often called the best HDMI splitter. J-Tech Digital is a well known US electronics company and their products are known for their good quality. One more thing I personally like about J-Tech Digital products is that they are primarily made of solid metal, just like this one. Electronics are made of metal for a reason, it lowers the chances of product overheating, but that is not the only benefit of metal cases. The fact that this splitter is also made of metal means that there are lower chances it will cause any EMI or RFI issues. This product is suitable for school presentations, conference room presentations as well as for playing wireless Xbox from several rooms in your house.
Video formats this HDMI splitter supports are Deep Color 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 1440i and 1440p.This device supports latest HDMI 1.3 technology but it is also compatible HDCP 1.0/1.1/1.2, which means this splitter is compatible with all the devices with older HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) version.
Next to every HDMI port there is a power indicator making it easier for you to see if either of HDMI cables unplugged. HDMI Splitter boxes usually need additional external power source, just like this one does. Worldwide 100v to 240v Power supply adapter does the trick for this splitter. User manual is also included as well as the 1 year warranty from the J-Tech Digital INC.
Setting up the product really isn’t complicated at all, just remember to turn off all your devices before you connect them to HDMI splitter and everything will work great. One more great thing about this device is that it does not take so much space since its dimensions are 3x2x1 inches, this means you can easily hide your product or wires behind your TV or a piece of furniture. Signals outputted trough this HDMI splitter are very clear and they allow you to watch your movie on two displays at the same time without compromising either audio or video signal. Even though the splitter separates the signal into two displays, you need to know that these signals will be completely the same and synchronized and you cannot control them separately.
Benefits of using J-Tech Digital HDMI Splitter
The problem with HDMI splitters is that usually both display devices need to be turned on if you want to watch something, this means constant plugging and unplugging cables if you want to use your TV normally. This J-Tech Digital HDMI Splitter will work even if the other TV is not turned on, it will still send HDMI signal to the working TV, Laptop or Computer display and you will be able to watch your movie or enjoy your game. Precisely this possibility makes J-Tech HDMI MINI Splitter different than other HDMI splitters and it is the feature that provoked most of the positive reactions and reviews of this product.