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I need an HDMI splitter so I can choose between using my small TV or Larger TV to place games on. All I need is a simple 1 way to 2 way HDMI splitter(Like a "Y" Splitter). Do you think the cheap ones on Amazon.com will increase response time? Both my TV's are 5ms and I dont want the splitter to increase that.

Here's what I might get
http://www.amazon.com/HDMI-Splitter-Premium-Cable/dp/B000FMJLQC

Thanks
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Well, for starters, I think you're confusing response time with input lag biggrin.gif

Response time is a value manufacturers throw around which rather loosely relates to how fast the panel can represent changes, whereas input lag is the time it takes for a change to begin rendering on the panel.

In answer to your question, no - a splitter should not induce any (noticable) input lag, but I can't say I am too familiar with their use.
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Well, for starters, I think you're confusing response time with input lag biggrin.gif
Response time is a value manufacturers throw around which rather loosely relates to how fast the panel can represent changes, whereas input lag is the time it takes for a change to begin rendering on the panel.
In answer to your question, no - a splitter should not induce any (noticable) input lag, but I can't say I am too familiar with their use.

KK. thanks. I just wasn't sure if the imput lag would increase while using a slitter...
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Unless there is some kind of intermediate processing done with another chip on the splitter itself (which isn't the case here), there would be absolutely no chance that a measurable increase in input lag could occur.
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I wouldn't buy that particular item, just have a read of the reviews. Normally I don't trust user reviews, but these seem pretty unanimous; it does not work as intended.

Here is one review that I think applies to you:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I ignored most of the reviews because they where from people trying to run two tv's at once with a non-powered splitter.
"Idiots" I thought. Everyone knows you cannot split an HDMI signal to run two tv's at the same time without a powered adapter. (Even though this splitter is advertised to do just that) But my setup was different (so I thought). I have a satellite box with one HDMI out. And I have two separate rooms with two tv's. So I wanted to split the HDMI cable so I could watch tv in one room OR the other without having to disconnect and connect the tv every time. Technically this splitter should work, because I'm only using one tv at a time. WRONG! The splitter works, but only when one cable is plugged in at a time. When I plug both cables in, I get a distorted screen and messed up colors and lines and, :sigh:. I should have listened to the reviews.
This product gets a 'Useless' rating because the product description is inaccurate and misleading to it's capabilities.
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