BEST HDMI SPLITTER FOR 4K TV

What Is The Best HDMI Splitter For 4K TVs

Do you plan to install multiple 4K (UHD) monitors at your next event? Or do you want to raise the bar for your home entertainment system? You've come to the right place if you're looking for the best HDMI Splitter 4K TVs!

Getting that crisp, 4K quality video streamed simultaneously on several 4K screens can be very satisfying, especially when everyone in the audience can effortlessly enjoy it. However, capturing that high-resolution quality transferred through HDMI splitters may be slightly confusing.

What Kind Of 4K TV Splitter Do You Need?

There are different kinds of HDMI splitters, so let's start with that. The quality of some splitters can only be 1080p, while others can only be 720p. 

Also, while there are a lot of splitters in the market that support 4K, some have a lower refresh rate. Take note, when watching screens with a low refresh rate, it flickers. And that flickering may lead to headaches and eye strains. You definitely don’t want that, especially when hosting an event.

If you’re planning to level up your 4K monitors even more by switching to 8K, you may consider getting an 8K HDMI Splitter right off the bat since most are backwards compatible and can also support 4K.

Lastly, when getting HDMI Splitters, always consider the distance between your TV setups. If your setups are at least 20 feet apart, always get active HDMI splitters. 


Why Choose Active HDMI Splitters

As discussed in our previous articles, Active HDMI Splitters use an external power source to push digital signals. When dealing with 4K quality videos, that push helps a lot in making sure that quality does not deplete while in the process of splitting digital signals.

Another thing, if the distance between your TVs is more than 30 feet, consider getting HDMI Splitters that are built for extended ranges.

Best 4K HDMI Splitters To Buy

OREI HDS -102: 1X2 HDMI-POWERED SPLITTER

Just like we discussed before, Active HDMI Splitters or Powered Splitters are best for 4K TVs. Orei HDS-102 supports 1 input and 2 outputs, making it perfect for a smaller audience. 

The Orei HDS-102 supports 4K with a refresh rate of 30Hz, meaning it’s not the perfect choice if you’re going to stream something more exciting like movies or games. However, it is great for streaming presentations or AVPs in conferences, offices, classrooms, or other small-scale events.

If you’re looking for a 2-way HDMI Splitter that can support a higher refresh rate, consider getting the OREI UHDS -102A: 1X2 HDMI SPLITTER

Device Specifications:


INPUTS

1 x HDMI Type A

OUTPUT PORTS

2 x HDMI Type A

VIDEO BANDWIDTH

2.97 GBPS

VIDEO RESOLUTION

480p/576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080P, 4K 60Hz (4:2:0)

HDMI AUDIO FORMATS

DTS-HD/Dolby-true-HD/LPCM 7.1/DTS/Dolby-AC3/DSD


OREI BK-22: 2X2 8K HDMI SPLITTER

If you’re someone who likes to play games or watch exciting movies, this HDMI splitter may work well for you. It can easily support 4K quality at 120Hz, making your viewing experience as smooth as possible. However, this HDMI Splitter does not extract audio and is not compatible with capture cards.

If you're streaming on two displays, both should support each other's resolution and refresh rate, otherwise, the HDMI Splitter automatically chooses the best option for each display.

The OREI BK-22 also has an EDID management switch which allows you to easily manage audio signals. It has built-in settings where you can set it on “TV” to copy the supported audio of HDMI output 1 to the other. Set it on “STD” to automatically detect the supported audio signals by all displays.


Device Specifications:

INPUTS

2 x HDMI Type A

OUTPUT PORTS

2 x HDMI Type A

VIDEO BANDWIDTH

40 GBPS

VIDEO RESOLUTION

Up to 8K@60Hz YCBCR 4:2:0 10bit;  8K@30Hz RGB/YCBCR 4:4:4 10bit, or 4K@120Hz RGB/YCBCR 4:4:4 10bit

HDMI AUDIO FORMATS

DTS-HD/Dolby-true-HD/LPCM 7.1/DTS/Dolby-AC3/DSD


OREI UHDS-104: ULTRA HD 1X4 HDMI SPLITTER

Why get a 3-way 4K HDMI Splitter when you can get 4? For more output requirements, the OREI UHDS-104 is a great choice. It can support up to 4 devices without compromising video or audio quality. The UHDS-104 also comes with an EDID Management Switch.

However, just like the ones before, this HDMI Splitter automatically reduces the quality of all digital outputs to one where they can all meet. So if 3 of your monitors support 4K at 120Hz refresh rate, but the other one can only support 4K at 30Hz refresh rate, it will drop all monitors’ resolution to 4K at 30Hz.

Device Specifications:

INPUTS

1 x HDMI Type A

OUTPUT PORTS

4 x HDMI Type A

VIDEO BANDWIDTH

600 MHz / 18 GBPS

VIDEO RESOLUTION

480i~1080P@50/60Hz; 4Kx2K@24/30Hz; 4k2k@60Hz

HDMI AUDIO FORMATS

LPCM 7.1CH, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio


OREI UHD-PRO 104: 1X4 HDMI SPLITTER

Just like the UHDS-104, this one supports streaming to 4 monitors, but it may be the best 4K UHD HDMI Splitter for this range. One great thing about the UHD-PRO is that it supports auto-downscaling. Unlike other HDMI Splitters, this one can maintain each monitor’s highest supported resolution. If your TVs each have different resolutions, this is a perfect choice.

OREI UHD-PRO 104 also comes with an EDID Management Switch.

Device Specifications:

INPUTS

1 x HDMI Type A

OUTPUT PORTS

4 x HDMI Type A

VIDEO BANDWIDTH

18 GBPS

VIDEO RESOLUTION

4K@60Hz; 1080P@60Hz

HDMI AUDIO FORMATS

PCM 2CH, PCM 5.1, PCM 7.1, DTS, DTS-HD, Dolby 5.1, Dolby 7.1, Dolby TrueHD


OREI UHDS-108: 1X8 HDMI USB POWERED SPLITTER

First of all, if you have 8 4K monitors, that’s awesome! Set them up on your next event using the OREI UHDS-108 and experience lossless images across all monitors. The UHDS-108, however, doesn’t support auto-downscaling so you have to make sure that all your monitors have the same technical specifications. 

The OREI UHDS-108 also comes with an EDID Management Switch.

Device Specifications:

INPUTS

1 x HDMI Type A

OUTPUT PORTS

8 x HDMI Type A

VIDEO BANDWIDTH

594 MHz / 18 GBPS

VIDEO RESOLUTION

480i ~ 1080P@50/60Hz; 4Kx2K@24/30Hz; 4K / 2K@60Hz

HDMI AUDIO FORMATS

PCM 2CH, LPCM 7.1/5.1CH, Dolby Digital, DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X


Remember, when buying HDMI Splitters, it does not extend your screen. The main purpose of HDMI splitters is to only duplicate screens so that all displays have the same content. With HDMI Splitters, you can get more creative with your displays and have fun setting them up at home or at work!

If you’re interested in any of the HDMI Splitters above, you can check them out on our website. If you want to clarify things before buying, you may ask questions via the review tab of each product. We’re always more than happyto address your concerns! We’ve also prepared sample applications for each product so you can buy more decisively. Browse popular HDMI splitters including 1x2, 1x4, 2x2, and more.

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November 02, 2022 — Bombay Staff