What is the difference between an HDMI Switch and HDMI Splitter?
We'll get into more detail, but the short version is that an HDMI switch takes multiple sources and lets you choose (switch) between them, sending one cable to your TV. As you've probably figured out already, a splitter takes one signal and splits it across multiple HDMI cables.
Can I use a HDMI splitter as a HDMI switcher?
An HDMI splitter doesn't work as an HDMI switch due to the differences in their circuitry. Even though both devices will allow you to send the source signal to more devices than there are HDMI ports for, you can't use them interchangeably.
Are HDMI switches any good?
The best HDMI switchers feature four or more HDMI connections, with ports powered by the latest HD chipsets to bring you the best picture and sound quality you can get. High-quality switchers also offer functions like auto-switching, 4K and 3D support, and remote control operation.
What is HDMI splitter used for?
An HDMI splitter is a device that takes the video and audio content from a single source and then duplicates, or “splits”, that signal into many, which enables the signal to be displayed on multiple sources.