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    I had a dreamlink T4 that was connected to a TV with HDMI and to a second older TV with the RCA audio/video and both TVs worked great.

    Now I have replaced the T4 with a Buzz IPTV. The Buzz works great on the HDMI TV but it doesn't have RCA output.

    I installed an HDMI splitter and connected the TV to one of the outputs and it works good. Then I connect the HDMI from the splitter to an HDMI/RCA converter and the old TV works good. When I plug both cables to the splitter output I loose video on both TVs, audio still works.

    Anybody know why I can only connect one output at a time?

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    What type/brand is the splitter?

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    No name on it. It's just a passive splitter.

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    Like a "Y" cable, or box type?

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    Also:is the power down method on the Buzz set to standby or power off?

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    You need an active not passive splitter.

    Use this term on ebay:

    "Rasfox 4K HDMI Splitter 1X2 1 in 2 out Hub Repeater Amplifier 1080p,Connect 2 TV" that one is nice because it comes with power supply too, but any like it is good.


    Quote Originally Posted by dogdayz View Post
    No name on it. It's just a passive splitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Noof View Post
    Like a "Y" cable, or box type?
    It's a small molded Y - one in and two out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jets View Post
    You need an active not passive splitter.

    Use this term on ebay:

    "Rasfox 4K HDMI Splitter 1X2 1 in 2 out Hub Repeater Amplifier 1080p,Connect 2 TV" that one is nice because it comes with power supply too, but any like it is good.
    You are probably right, I need an active splitter. I was hoping this cheap one would work but I guess I need to isolate the two outputs. The splitter I have is probably just paralleling the two outputs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogdayz View Post
    It's a small molded Y - one in and two out.
    Junk...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Noof View Post
    Junk...........
    Yeah I know... but I hoped it would do the job. I'll have to order a good one.

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    It is paralleling and the buzz cant power them both.

    Quote Originally Posted by dogdayz View Post
    The splitter I have is probably just paralleling the two outputs.

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    Something like this: hxxps://www.amazon.com/Splitter-GANA-Bidirectional-Supports-Passthrough-HDMI/dp/B07K2NZX8L/ref=sr_1_10?crid=12WU6I7OGCUVD&keywords=hdmi+switc h&qid=1565043924&s=gateway&sprefix=HDMI+%2Caps%2C2 16&sr=8-10

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    Quote Originally Posted by jets View Post
    It is paralleling and the buzz cant power them both.
    I figured it was something like that...

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    I ordered a Rasfox splitter from ebay - hope it does the job. Thanks guys!

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    Just received the Rasfox splitter and hooked it up - works great.

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