Whether you are looking to increase the amount of monitors on your desk or are looking to set up a multi display set up for advertising your product, a HDMI splitter can allow you to take one source and send its signal to multiple displays at the same time to create more opportunities for displaying information.
When you are on the market for a new splitter, there are 4 things you need to consider making sure you are getting the most value out of your product as possible.
Buying the right Product
When looking to buy a HDMI splitter for displaying outputs on multiple displays, it can be overwhelming with all the options and products on the market to find the best one for you. The most important thing to remember is that you need to buy a splitter and not a HDMI switch. A splitter displays your one input to multiple outputs while a switch is designed to switch between multiple inputs to go to the outputs on the other end. It is often you will find a splitter and switch combo which will do both but may also cost more.
Knowing the desired resolution
While you may be trying to display an output to several 4K monitors from your primary source, you must make sure that buy a splitter that is compatible with the resolution you wish to display on your outputs. Many splitters that were sold in the past will work fine for older outputs and displays that are not 4k or higher, but when you want to display an image on a set of higher resolution outputs you need to make sure that the splitter you want to buy supports the high resolution so that the full resolution being sent reaches its final destination without being distorted.
Know what device you have
Depending if you are looking to send a signal from and Xbox or a cable box, finding the best HDMI splitter for your situation could vary greatly depending on your situation. For video game consoles it is recommended that you find a splitter specially designed to send fast signals with lots of information and if you are looking to display pictures or low quality video you will not require such a high powered signal due to the relative simplicity of the signal compared to the more intensive high quality signals.
When considering sending signals to multiple sources, one factor that most overlook is the distance of the splitter to the original source. When sending a HDMI signal long distances it can often cause issues with the signal that may require additional interfaces to ensure the signal will reach its destination without interference. When in doubt, check the splitter’s advertised effective range and keep the splitter as close to its final source as possible if you are unsure of its effective distance.