IOGear 2-Port HDMI Audio/Video Splitter
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The IOGEAR GVS182 is a 2-Port HDMI Audio/Video Splitter is used to take high definition video from a single HDMI media source and direct it to 2 separate HD TVs or displays. By using today's newest connectivity standard, HDMI v1.3b (High Definition Multimedia Interface) and being High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) compliant, the GVS182 is able to support the highest quality HD video and multi-channel audio, play all the top DVD or Blu-Ray movies, and carry the best signal from source to 2 HD TVs or displays. Providing a data rate of up to 2.25Gbps, the high bandwidth allows for the transmission of large amounts of information at a very high rate of speed. It is compatible with TV resolution: 480i/480p/720p/1808i/1080p. It is also compatible with computer resolution: VGA/SVGA/XGA/SXGA/UXGA.
Moreover, IOGEAR's HDMI Audio/Video Splitters have the ability to auto-downscale the display resolution to fit all displays that you have connected to the splitter.* No more hassle to setup display resolution manually from your HD media source.
*Note: For HD media sources that support auto video resolution scaling.
IOGEAR 2 Port HDMI Splitter Backview
IOGEAR GVS182 Features:
- Stream a single HD media source to 2 displays
- Auto-downscale video resolution to fit all displays*
- Zero signal loss from source to display
- Full HD 1080p support
- HDMI 1.3b Certified and HDCP Compliant
- Front panel reset button
- Power LED and ActivePort LED
*Note:For HD media sources that support auto video resolution scaling.
IOGEAR 2 Port HDMI Splitter Application Diagram
HD TVs or displays with HDMI input connections
HD media source with HDMI output connection
- 1 x 2-Port HDMI Splitter
- 1 x Power Adapter
- 1 x Quick Start Guide
- 1 x Warranty Card
IOGEAR GVS182 Specifications:
|Height||0.875 in. (2.2 cm.)|
|Width||4.375 in. (11.1 cm.)|
|Depth||2.75 in. (7 cm.)|
|Weight||0.76 lbs. (0.34 kg.)|
|Port Status||2 (Output)|
|Power Consumption||5 Watts (max)|
|Data Rate||Up to 2.25Gbps|
|Video Resolution||480i / 480p / 720p / 1080i / 1080p; VGA / SVGA / XGA / SXGA / UXGA|
|Connectors (Input)||1 x HDMI Type A 19 Pin Female|
|Connectors (Output)||2 x HDMI Type A 19 Pin Female|
|Operation Temperature||32-122F (0C-50C)|
|Humidity||0-80% RH (Non-Condensing)|
|Storage Temperature||-4F-140F (-20C-60C)|
|Reset||1 x Reset Button|
|10" Peg Hook||3|
|6" Peg Hook||2|
Answer: Yes, this product will take 1 input and split it into 2 outputs. Assuming that you would like the same signal on the 2 displays this would be an appropriate solution.
Question: Does this split the audio as well? I am trying to use the bitstream from a graphics card to go to 2 tv's in separate rooms
Answer: Assuming the video card supports sound over the HDMI interface, then yes this splitter will work. However, if the audio is independent of the HDMI interface and requires a separate connection, this product would not be suitable.
Question: which output source sends the compliance to the video source. i.e have 1080P and 720P tv's. but 720 will except 1080p signal. or can I hook second signal to computer monitor even?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, the available material for this discontinued device does not specify if one particular port sends display resolution information to the source device or if both are scaled independently. More often than not with this type of simple splitter device, the signal is simply mirrored across devices maintaining the resolution set by the source.
The sales material mentions the device 'supports Auto-downscale video resolution to fit all displays - for HD media sources that support auto video resolution scaling'. We suspect the Auto-downscale information is simply passed to the source device from the attached displays with perhaps the lowest resolution device taking precedence.
The device supports a wide range of resolutions and could be attached to a TV or computer that has available HDMI inputs.