Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Alberta, Canada
Component Signal Splitting
I have a bit of a general question.
I have my HTPC and Sat box connected to my receiver via component video. I have been sending my signal to a Panasonic 900 projector with a 30' run of cable with no problems.
I put a 50" plasma display behind the projector screen for regular TV and other things and wanted to split the component output from my receiver to both displays.
I purchased a passive splitter and used it on the component out of the receiver. When doing this, my signal from my Sat box splits with no problems. The signal from the HTPC does not. I get a signal on the plasma, but the projector is black. It's usual "no input," screen is blue.
If I unplug the "Y" connector from the plasma lead AT the splitter, the projector comes to life.
I was wondering if anyone had an idea as to why the signal splits fine from the Sat signal off the receiver, but not the HTPC signal off the receiver?
Would a powered distribution amplifier solve this problem?