1×4 HDMI Splitter — 4K60 with EDID management and downscaling
The need to ‘split’ an HDMI signal is quite common. In residential applications, splitters are often used for sending a single cable box to multiple displays. In office applications, splitters are often used for sending a single computer to multiple monitors. In education applications, splitters are often used to send a video source to both a desktop monitor and a ceiling mounted projector. There are lots of use patterns, and they all revolve around the need to take a single HDMI source and send it to multiple destinations.
The TL-DA14-F2 splits a single source to four destinations (typically displays or projectors).
The TL-DA14-F2 is an 18Gbps HDMI splitter with four simultaneous outputs. Compatible with HDMI 2.0a & HDCP 2.2/1.4 sources and devices, the TL-DA14-F2 supports video resolutions up to 8k30 (4:2:0 8bit).
The TL-DA14-F2 will support 4k video with HDR1, xvYCC, x.v.Color, and Deep Color.
The TL-DA14-F2 can downscale video2 on each output individually to match the connected display’s highest compatible resolution. This feature is required when mixing 4k and 1080p displays in the same installation. Advanced EDID management puts you in control of what resolution the source will output.
- HDR content can pass through the TL-DA14-F2 but cannot be processed to properly for 1080p displays.
- Certain video conversions are not supported:
- 4k60 4:2:2 to 1080p
- Frame rate conversion
- 4k60 4:2:2 to 4k60 4:2:0
- Advanced EDID management
- Automatic downscaling per output
- Supports HDMI 2.0, 4Kx2K@60Hz 4:4:4
- HDCP 2.2 compliant
- 18Gbps video bandwidth
1. Connect the TL-DA14-F2 to your source device using an HDMI cable.
2. Connect the TL-DA14-F2 to your destination devices using HDMI cables.
3. Connect the power supply (included in the package) to an AC outlet or power source.
4. Whew, that was hard. Spend the rest of the day unwinding on the golf course.
What comes in the package?
Each TL-DA14-F2 includes one splitter and one power supply.
What’s the max length of HDMI cables that I can connect to the splitter?
It really depends on the cable type and quality. Typically, we recommend using a twisted pair or fiber optic extender set for cable runs longer than 50 feet.
Do I need to power the unit?
Yes, the TL-DA14-F2 requires power and ships with a power supply.
I found a similar splitter online that doesn’t need power and is a lot less expensive. Are you ripping me off?
Well, our families need to eat too. But seriously… Splitters come in multiple formats, and in most cases you get what you pay for. Passive splitters (the kind that don’t need power) are prone to signal loss because the device is essentially stealing power to operate – that and the fact that the HDMI signal is being halved or worse. Passive splitters are particularly problematic with longer cable runs and higher resolutions.
So power is needed?
Yeah, for this particular product. And if you are buying something from a different supplier, we still recommend you use an active (powered) splitter. Powered splitters are also known as ‘distribution amplifiers’ – they distribute the signal to multiple destinations and they amplify the signal to ensure performance. Seriously, you are spending $1,000+ on your display… it’s not worth cheaping out on the connecting hardware and cabling.
I noticed this device supports HDCP 2.2. What’s the big deal? Is it worth spending a bit extra?
HDCP 2.2 is latest evolution of content protection. In other words, it’s the magic part of the HDMI signal that keeps people from copying DVDs, BluRays, streaming video, and other protected content. If you are connecting the TL-DA14-HD2 to the latest HDMI gear, you will need HDCP 2.2 compatibility. Check your source and destination hardware specifications and look for HDCP 2.2 (as opposed to HDCP 2.0, HDCP 1.4 or an earlier version).
Do you offer a warranty on this device?
We sure do. It’s a standard one year limited warranty. Extended warranties are available from our integration partners and certified resellers.