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Not if you buy the right "splitter". What you are talking about is a switch (1 in, 1 of 2 out) not a 2-way splitter (1 in, 2 of 2 out). My main entertainments hub comprises two HDR-FOXes and a Blu-Ray player as inputs to a 4 in, 2 out HDMI matrix switch, and either of the outputs can repeat any of the inputs independently and simultaneously. The outputs feed a TV on a short lead, and a projector over a 10m HDMI lead (that's the longest you should go for, and needs to be decent quality). There are also ways to send HDMI much further over a dedicated Cat5 (Ethernet) cable.I have just realised that my solution of using an hdmi splitter and long cable is not going to be suitable for my needs as the splitters only seem to be able to let you have one tv operating at a time
The point is that the HDMI splitter has to be an active electronic unit with its own power supply and not a simple passive switch.
I prefer a HD-FOX. Anything able to access media over the home network will do, eg a Roku box or a cheap Android tablet (with HDMI output). Even a Raspberry Pi can do it. You have to turn in the DLNA server on the HDR-FOX, and the player unit has to have DLNA client capability. (The remote playback of recorded material is limited to StDef recordings only as standard, unless the remote device is a HDR-FOX or HD-FOX, but we can get around that if required.)If I was to use a rf modulator connected to the scart instead would this allow both TVs to be viewed at the same time? If I was to network the HDR Fox T2 box using a wifi dongle what would I need at the 2nd TV to receive the signal?
I still think you could try a long analogue video cable (phono), with a phono-to-SCART adapter if the TV doesn't have phono inputs. At least two members of this forum have run remote TVs that way. Cheap, simple, and not restricted to recordings - anything the HDR-FOX is sending to its HDMI is simultaneously going out on the analogue ports.This is proving to be much more complicated than using my PVR 9200T !