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Topic # 123131 25-Jun-2013 19:06
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Hey all,

I have recently moved and the new placement of my room means i can no longer lay in bed while watching my computer monitor. I use an HDMI cable from the desktop to the monitor. 

My overall idea is now to buy a new tv and run a HDMI splitter from the desktop, split the cable from the desktop onto the monitor and tv, The reason i wont use my other dvi plug is that i run dual monitors for this,

Would there be any up and downs to running a splitter for the use of watching movies and playing on my monitor? Would it delay the images coming up? What would you guys suggest?

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  Reply # 845231 25-Jun-2013 20:23
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The HDMI splitter should not "delay" anything as it's just two HDMIs connected, but they are expensive things!






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  Reply # 845235 25-Jun-2013 20:37
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What would be the expense be, do you think?




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  Reply # 845239 25-Jun-2013 20:46
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Not too bad. Rapollo have them for $45

http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/hdmi-2/hdmi-processing/hdmi-splitter/full-hd-2-port-hdmi-splitter-repeater-adapter-1080p.html




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  Reply # 845289 25-Jun-2013 21:36
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No delay, but you may have the monitor blank and the computer decide to move all your windows over to the other screen when you power the tv up or down if my experiance is anything to go by.




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  Reply # 845330 25-Jun-2013 22:27
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Thanks heaps, would it work for what i want it to do though?




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  Reply # 845345 25-Jun-2013 23:58
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Same thing on both screens subject to the resolutions being supported on both. You may have lipsync issues if you are watching one and listening to the other display as TVs tend to have a lot of lag to support the higher frame rate processing.




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  Reply # 845377 26-Jun-2013 08:09
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I will have the sound coming through this http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=SPKLOG1529965&name=LOGITECH-Z906-Speaker-System-THX-Certified-5.1-500

So shouldn't be any problem with that





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  Reply # 845481 26-Jun-2013 11:11
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Will be if the speakers are not connected to the TV.




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  Reply # 845686 26-Jun-2013 17:12
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Will sound travel through my HDMI to the tv?




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  Reply # 845687 26-Jun-2013 17:15
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Yes and the TV will delay it to match its image processing delays. Or put the TV in game mode for no lag.




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  Reply # 845710 26-Jun-2013 18:38
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Thanks heaps :)




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