This topic may have been answered elsewhere, but I cant find the answers I am looking for via search, so here goes:
I am looking to distribute HDMI from my htpc, - It has to be HDMI, because that is all the htpc outputs.
(radeon 4850 via DVI to HDMI cable). The content would be HD via Mediaportal, or bluray disc.
I am already running an SD distribution network (RG6 video, and standard RCA audio) from my tivo, so audio is already taken care of.
So basically what I am after is a HDMI video distribution solution only. Hunting around on trademe, etc there seem to be some 'one in, four out' hdmi splitters available, and some more expensive ones from rapolloav.co.nz.
The four devices that I have are 3xlcd tv's at 1366x768, and one PJ at 1920x1080 (sanyo plvz2000)
Obviously I would only be looking at distributing video to the lcd's simultaneously. (1366x768).
Whilst outputting to the PJ at 1080p, the other tv's would be off (I guess they would 'downconvert' if they got a 1080p signal anyway)
What I would like to know is, has anyone had experience with these hdmi splitters? (generally $399 or cheaper)
- did it handle HDCP correctly? and what about the 'non standard' resolution of 1366x768 (or 1280x768). I have a concern from the blurb about these boxes that they handle 720p, 1080p, etc ONLY.
- is there a better solution to distribute? Bear in mind that output is DVI or HDMI only - the projector will only support 1080p via HDMI (or presumably component input), not vga.