I have a Roku ultra with a hdmi and optical audio connection in the back. I want to be able to take the hdmi feed and plug it into and AV splitter and have it output hdmi video and optical audio. Right now when I run thru the splitter I get no video signal and no audio.
I have a cable box I do the same with and it works perfect with the splitter. Over all I want to do this so I can install a hdmi switch for cable and Roku and avoid having to manually change cables everytime. The video goes to a projector and the audio goes to a stereo.
Roku works fine if I just plug it directly, but not when using the splitter. Please help. Thanks
Thanks for the note. Unfortunately, we don't support the use of splitters for audio/video output, as results can vary widely depending on a number of factors.
We'd recommend looking into another option to route individual audio/video output from either the display source or audio receiver into the secondary device/source you are looking to use in this scenario.
I think what he is saying is that its hit or miss on splitters. One main reason is that digital signals will require an hdcp handshake with both devices and a splitter between them may prevent it from occurring. A basic AVR with a few hdmi inputs would be the best route.
I’ve decided to go with a audio splitter for the cable and a hdmi switch for the video. If the new splitter works I can hook it up at the switch output for both and run one audio cable to my pre amp. If not I apply it only to the cable box before the switcher and run two audio cables to my preamp. Problem solved but a little annoying