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Want to Use Multiple Displays? Try a HDMI Cable Splitter

So, you may have read articles online telling you that it's possible to save money on your digital cable or satellite subscription by splitting the HDMI signal from the set top box and sending it to other TVs in your home by using a HDMI cable splitter and thought it's a great idea that could save you quite a bit of money - well it's true! There are huge savings to be made when you factor in the cost of a second (or third) set top box plus any multi-room connection fees or subscription charges that your service provider tacks on to your bill.

There are certain things that you need to be aware of before you jump right in and buy yourself a HDMI splitter, to ensure that it's the right one for you, so read on and find out all you need to know.

Firstly, if you're planning on sending the signal throughout the house, you're going to need a HDMI splitter that features a signal amplifier. The main reason for this is that the signal sent from your set top box is intended only for a single display - there's simply not enough signal power behind it to comfortably split the signal adequately between two or more TVs. This isn't a huge problem by any means, it just means that you'll have to be extra careful when you're buying your HDMI splitter to make sure that it features a signal amplifier. Many of the splitters on the market today do not, rendering them a little useless in this scenario.

Secondly, you'll need to carefully note the length of HDMI cable you're going to need to run the connection from the splitter to each device. This can be quite tricky, so you may want to ask a professional for their advice since having extra cable lying about everywhere is far from ideal, and not having enough poses obvious issues!

Thirdly, it's worth spending a little extra on HDMI cable in this case. As with any cables, the longer the distance between the ends, the more chance there is for transmission errors, and the more expensive cables feature more shielding than their cheaper counterparts as well as offering a far superior build quality.

If you take care and pay enough attention to your needs as well as the specifications of the materials you buy, you'll soon be enjoying crisp high definition pictures throughout your house thanks to your brand new HDMI cable splitter!

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