An HDMI Splitter is a device that distributes the signal from one source such as Playstation, XBox, Sky+, BlueRay player to multiple monitors.
Not all HDMI splitters are the same, and for this reason, you have to be extremely discerning when picking one. What will be the best HDMI splitter for your new 4K TV? How many output sockets will you need? What about price? Will you need a splitter with a signal amplifier? We try to answer these questions and more with our reviews and guide. Don’t buy anything without reading it first. Here are the best HDMI splitters in 2018 in the UK market.
Our selection of the best HDMI splitter available in the UK market in 2017!
1 - StarTech.com HDMI Splitter 1 In 2 Out - 4k 30Hz
Supports 4K and traditional 1080p
Powered by a USB port and supports 4K resolution, this splitter offers the flexibility of splitting the signal from one source into two outputs simultaneously.
The StarTech.com HDMI Splitter 1 In 2 Out Ð 4k 30Hz makes possible an astonishing picture quality every time while being also compatible with traditional high-definition sources in 1080p / 720p TVs and monitors. This neat feature makes the StarTech.com splitter ideal to use with BlueRay players for example. 4K compatibility comes handy even if you don’t own any ultra-definition TV currently. Think about future proofing in case you decide to acquire one in 2018. As a bonus, this splitter also supports 3D. Setting up the device with your monitors and TVs is uncomplicated, the HDMI splitter can be powered with the USB cable plugged into a nearby port. If USB power source if not available, a power adapter is also available if that’s more convenient for you. Another great feature is that you can connect it directly to the HDMI source without the need for extra cables because it comes with a handy built-in HDMI source cable.
2 - StarTech.com 4K HDMI Splitter - 4k 30Hz - 4 Port
A well-made product
The StarTech.com 4K HDMI Splitter supports 4K resolutions and is our recommended product to split a video or audio source into four displays, simultaneously.
Similarly to the StarTech.com 2 in 1 out, this product is also backward compatible with devices still using a lower resolution of 1080p and 720p, while making you prepared to accommodate a higher resolution TV or monitor, shall you purchase one in the future. 4K support comes at 30Hz with this product. EDID emulation is a feature that will save you time setting up your devices using this HDMI splitter, guaranteeing that all of your native settings such as refresh rate as well as resolution are “cloned” from input 1 and passed on between video sources such as Blueray players, Sky+ to TV monitors. The splitter weights 222grams and comes with a sturdy casing is preventing from being displaced or sliding around if you need to move around the HDMI cables that are attached to one of its four output sockets. It is an unexpectedly slim product compared to similar ones in the market. Its casing will also protect the product from overheating, however, bear in mind that some overheating might occur with this and any other HDMI splitter. Yes, it’s on the higher end of price range for a splitter but entirely worth the money in my opinion.
What to look for when buying an HDMI Splitter?
If you’re buying a splitter today, its most likely use will be to distribute the signal of a Sky+ box the signal to 2 TVs in two different rooms of your house. The cheapest and most common splitter is the most straightforward version of one input to two output or 1 to 2. This set up will suit your needs well.
Support for HDMI version 1.4 specs: most splitters sold today are prepared to work with HDMI v1.4, but if you want to connect to a 4K monitor look for HDMI 2.0 specifications. 2.0 HDMI can transport a 4K video at 10-bit and 12-bit colour depths, while with HDMI 1.4 the maximum is 8-bit.
Connecting two monitors/TVs in two different rooms? When connecting two monitor and TVs in two separate rooms of your home consider a high-quality HDMI cable such as 25ft flat HDMI cable from StarTech.com, connections using a 50ft cable are OK, but for better results, 25ft cable connections provide better signal transmission results.