how to distinguish HDMI Switch and HDMI Splitter
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By NIERBO | 30 October 2018 | 0 Comments

Switch or Splitter?

As more and more devices are equipped with an HDMI port, you might get confused about what I should do when I need to transfer signal among all the devices? Use a cable? That only works between two devices. What about 3 or more?

Here come the Switches and Splitters.

An HDMI Switch is used when your TV or projector only have one HDMI port but you have 2 or more input devices like DVD player, PS3, XBOX 360, Satellite Receiver or a Cable box etc. A switch can also avoid the damage caused by frequently plugging and unplugging. 
NIERBO has researched and developed the 2x1, 3x1, 4x1, 5x1 series, more to be expected.

In the opposite way, you need a splitter when one signal needs to be displayed on multiple screens. This signal can also from a DVD player, PS3, XBOX 360, Satellite Receiver or a Cable box. 
NIERBO have the 1x2, 1x4, 1x8, 1x16, 1x32 series for your choice.

To conclude, a switch is used when multiple signals to one screen while a splitter is used when one signal to multiple screens. Now you must know what you need right?

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