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Metra ethereal CS-1X2HDMSPL4

HDMI splitter (1 in/2 out), 4K-compatible

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Send an HDMI signal to two displays

Have an HDMI source that you want to display on two separate TVs or monitors? This splitter from Metra makes it easy — simply connect your HDMI cables and you're ready to go. It supports 4K and HDR-encoded content, making it compatible with nearly any HDMI source.

Product Highlights:

  • 1 input/2 output HDMI splitter
  • supports HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 for passing 4K Ultra HD content
  • supports HDR and 3D-encoded content
  • wall-mountable with included hardware
  • requires AC power (adapter included)
  • LED indicators for power and output status
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • HDMI splitter (1 input/2 output)
  • AC power adapter (attached 58" DC cord)
  • User Manual

Metra ethereal CS-1X2HDMSPL4 Reviews

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(1 Review)

HDMI device to 2 amps

Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 12/30/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Like it. Work fine. Can play blue ray one primary and amp for outside. Great for music CDs.

Pros: Very simple

Cons: None


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1x2 HDMI Splitter: Metra's CS-1X2HDMSPL4 HDMI splitter incorporates a single HDMI 2.0 input with two HDMI 2.0 outputs allowing you to share a single standard definition, high definition, or ultra high definition source device (like a Blu-ray player, Game Console or Satellite/Cable receiver) with two displays (like your flat-panel TV or front projector).

HDMI 2.0 (18Gbps): Metra's CS-1X2HDMSPL4 HDMI splitter supports HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2, along with Ultra HD 4K and HDR video. The splitter is capable of receiving and transmitting video bandwidths up to 18Gbps.

  • 4K Resolution: The CS-1X2HDMSPL4 is compatible with ultra-HD video resolutions up to 4k @ 60Hz with support of YCBR 4:4:4 color subsampling. It is also compatible with high definition video up to 1080p @ 60Hz; even 3D video. In addition it supports 480i standard definition video.
  • HDR Formats: The Metra 1x2 HDMI splitter supports all the major HDR formats - including HDR 10, Dolby Vision, and HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma).
  • HDCP 2.2 Compliant: HDCP 2.2 is supported by all of the HDMI splitter's inputs & outputs; HDCP is short for "High bandwidth Digital Content Protection" and is used for 4K video copyright protection for compatibility with 4K Blu-ray players and 4K Satellite/Cable providers.

Up to 7.1ch Audio: The Metra CS-1X2HDMSPL4 HDMI splitter supports up to LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio.

EDID Control: Metra's CS-1X2HDMSPL4 HDMI splitter features 16 different EDID codes that can be selected using 4 dip-switches. EDID stands for Extended Display Identification Data. A couple of EDID configurations to note -

  • Copy Once: Read the EDID of the first connected output only.
  • Mix1: Lowest format of audio and lowest format of video.
  • Mix2: Highest format of audio and compose down-scaling of video.
  • Mix3: Lowest format of audio and compose down scaling of video.

Note: See User Manual for full list of dip-switch configurations and descriptions.

LED Indicators: The Metra 1x2 HDMI splitter features three LEDs to indicate Power and Output 1/2 status. These LEDs will illuminate Blue when the device is connected to power and up to two displays.

Power Requirements: Metra's CS-1X2HDMSPL4 HDMI splitter operates off of standard household current using the supplied AC power adapter (Input: 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz, 0.2A; Output: 5.0V/1A).

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