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How can I split a video signal coming from a MacBook?
May 14, 2012 10:43 AM   Subscribe

I have a MacBook spitting out video via the Thunderbolt/Mini-Display Adapter port. We usually use another adapter to turn that from Mini-Display -> HDMI so we can run it to a TV. We'd now like to split the signal to three TVs, all showing the same video signal. Doable?

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Just like that. What's the easiest way to do this presuming that all the TVs have HDMI and/or Component out. Basically: How do I split a video signal reliably?
posted by GilloD to Technology (3 answers total)
 
Have you searched for an HDMI splitter?
posted by wongcorgi at 10:45 AM on May 14, 2012


This cable and something like this splitter.
posted by mullingitover at 10:55 AM on May 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Perfectly do-able, but as others point out you'll need some extra hardware to do it. Very affordable though!

As mullingitover suggests, I'd also recommend having the thunderbolt/mini-display port connector and the adaptor to HDMI bundled in one cable. The fewer adapters/connections you have from output to input, the more likely you are to succeed.
posted by sbutler at 11:40 AM on May 14, 2012


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