How a HDMI Distribution Amplifier Works
The purpose of a HDMI Splitter is to split one audio/video transmission into two or more feeds. Let's say you have a HDTV, cable or satellite receiver, Blue-Ray DVD player, DVR, D-VHS and other HDTV devices. You have HDTVs in multiple locations in your home or establishment. You want to be able to send a broadcast, movie or recorded episode of Dexter to other televisions in your home or bar. A HDMI distribution Amplifier (splitter) is a device which allows you to split and distribute single HDMI video signal from sources such as set-top boxes, DVD players, and other HDTV devices to multiple HDMI video display units simultaneously. Does this sound like your situation? You are watching a broadcast of your favorite Showtime series, but are want to finish watching it on the television in your bedroom. So you wait for a commercial and then charge off to the bedroom to finish watching the show. That works fine, a bit inconvenient, but what if you recorded the broadcast on your DVR or TiVo. You don't want to purchase multiple DVR's for the bedroom. You are stuck watching the show where your DVR is connected.
Problem Solved with an HDMI Splitter or Amplifier
Once you connect your digital devices with an HDMI Distribution Amplifier, you can stream your shows to multiple locations. In fact, HDMI Splitter is available with 2, 4 and 8 ports. These HDMI splitters support up to 1080P video resolution and offer 3D video transmission. So what about the mega sports bar with dozens of HDTVs? HDMI Splitters can be cascaded together to display the same image on up to 64 HDMI LCDs or TVs. Your problem is solved for far less than the cost of a single digital video recorder.