Looking to buy an HDMI splitter

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Found 28th Dec 2016
My Son is using an Xbox one and a PC using an RX460 graphics card and im trying to find a compatible splitter that will work with both on the same monitor. I have checked ebay amazon etc and messaged sellers but most say they will not work on the ones i have found. I would be grateful if someone could point me in the right direction for one. Tia.

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It's a hdmi switch that you need not a splitter. A splitter is used when you have 1 device that you want to view on 2 monitors. If you look on eBay they usually say something like '2 inputs 1 output' which is the one you need as you want 2 devices going into 1 monitor

I have hdmi switch 3 to 1. Would sell for £7.50 inclusive of p&p

Did u check to see f there are two hdmi slots on the monitor?

if not most screen come with a DVI cable. you can connect to the pc using DVI and the xbox using hdmi. the picture quality on the pc will be the same at 1080p.

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drmsa

I have hdmi switch 3 to 1. Would sell for £7.50 inclusive of p&p



Will it work for what i need?

brendanhickey

Did u check to see f there are two hdmi slots on the monitor? if not most … Did u check to see f there are two hdmi slots on the monitor? if not most screen come with a DVI cable. you can connect to the pc using DVI and the xbox using hdmi. the picture quality on the pc will be the same at 1080p.



Thanks but it only has the one HDMI slot.

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howarth3

It's a hdmi switch that you need not a splitter. A splitter is used when … It's a hdmi switch that you need not a splitter. A splitter is used when you have 1 device that you want to view on 2 monitors. If you look on eBay they usually say something like '2 inputs 1 output' which is the one you need as you want 2 devices going into 1 monitor



Thanks but when i have looked for splitter and now switch i come up with the same senario, they only mention PS3/ 360 etc

yes you need a 'hdmi switch' as the person above said. I recently ordered one off ebay for £5.99 including 1st class delivery. I got my grandparents an Amazon Fire TV Stick for Christmas then I remembered their TV only has 1 hdmi port.
the hdmi switch has 3 hdmi ports and it switches to the correct one when it detects a connected device being powered on. there's also a button on it to manually switch between the connected devices

clnsndrs

Thanks but when i have looked for splitter and now switch i come up with … Thanks but when i have looked for splitter and now switch i come up with the same senario, they only mention PS3/ 360 etc

it doesn't matter what devices it mentions, if it's a 'hdmi switch' it can take anything which connects by hdmi

drmsa

I have hdmi switch 3 to 1. Would sell for £7.50 inclusive of p&p

brendanhickey

Did u check to see f there are two hdmi slots on the monitor? if not … Did u check to see f there are two hdmi slots on the monitor? if not most screen come with a DVI cable. you can connect to the pc using DVI and the xbox using hdmi. the picture quality on the pc will be the same at 1080p.




Yes it should work for what you need. I can share a pic with you later today if you wish.

I bought one from eBay for less than £2 and it works flawlessly with 2 tablets and a Freeview HD box plugged in

clnsndrs

Thanks but when i have looked for splitter and now switch i come up with … Thanks but when i have looked for splitter and now switch i come up with the same senario, they only mention PS3/ 360 etc



​They work with PCs as well, I bought a Hdmi switch for the same reason, cheap one off ebay, came with a remote, but auto switches and has a button on the unit to switch between them

I use this one, it had a remote as well, mine has a laptop, xb360 and Wii connected to the TV, works great

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Yes. You can check it this item on Xpress Buyer Limited.

Why not use the dvi input on the monitor for the 460 and the hdmi input for the Xbox?

Can anyone answer the scenario of using a splitter box and say watching something through chromecast / firesick or now box, then the Humax freesat box switches itself on to record something - what would the splitter do? switch the TV display to the Humax or continue with the chromecast?
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