1x8 HDMI Splitter - HDMI 2.0
The need to â€œsplitâ€ an HDMI signal is quite common. In residential applications, splitters are often used for sending a single cable box to multiple displays. In office applications, splitters are often used for sending a single computer to multiple monitors. In education applications, splitters are often used to send a video source to both a desktop monitor and a ceiling mounted projector. There are lots of use patterns, and they all revolve around the need to take a single HDMI source and send it to multiple destinations.
The TL-DA18-HD2 splits a single source to four destinations (typically displays or projectors). A built-in amplification circuit ensures performance for higher resolutionsâ€”1080p, 4K@30, and 4K@60â€”and longer cable lengths.
- Technical Features
- (1) HDMI input
- (8) HDMI outputs
- 4K@60 support
- 1080p@60 support
- 3D support
- HDMI 2.0
- HDCP 2.2
- Connect the TL-DA18-HD2 to your source device using an HDMI cable.
- Connect the TL-DA18-HD2 to your destination devices using HDMI cables.
- Connect the power supply (included in the package) to an AC outlet or power source.
- Congratulations. You just installed the granddaddy of all HDMI splitters.
What comes in the package?Each TL-DA18-HD2 includes one splitter and one power supply.
Whatâ€™s the max length of HDMI cables that I can connect to the splitter?It really depends on the cable type and quality. Typically, we recommend using a twisted pair or fiber optic extender set for cable runs longer than 50 feet.
Do I need to power the unit?Yes, the TL-DA18-HD2 requires power and ships with a power supply.
I found a similar splitter online that doesnâ€™t need power and is a lot less expensive. Are you ripping me off?Well, our families need to eat too. But seriouslyâ€¦. Splitters come in multiple formats, and in most cases you get what you pay for. Passive splitters (the kind that donâ€™t need power) are prone to signal loss because the device is essentially stealing power to operateâ€”that and the fact that the HDMI signal is being halved or worse. Passive splitters are particularly problematic with longer cable runs and higher resolutions.
So power is needed?Yeah, for this particular product. And if you are buying something from a different supplier, we still recommend you use an active (powered) splitter. Powered splitters are also known as â€œdistribution amplifiersâ€â€”they distribute the signal to multiple destinations and they amplify the signal to ensure performance. Seriously, you are spending $1,000+ on your displayâ€¦itâ€™s not worth cheaping out on the connecting hardware and cabling.
I noticed this device supports HDCP 2.2. Whatâ€™s the big deal? Is it worth spending a bit extra?HDCP 2.2 is latest evolution of content protection. In other words, itâ€™s the magic part of the HDMI signal that keeps people from copying DVDs, BluRays, streaming video, and other protected content. If you are connecting the TL-DA18-HD2 to the latest HDMI gear, you will need HDCP 2.2 compatibility. Check your source and destination hardware specifications and look for HDCP 2.2 (as opposed to HDCP 2.0, HDCP 1.4 or an earlier version).
Do you offer a warranty on this device?We sure do. Itâ€™s a standard one year limited warranty. Extended warranties are available from our integration partners and certified resellers.
TechLogix SKU# 1003-0305