Lindy 18G two port splitter

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createmedia
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by createmedia » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:02 am
I have a need to split an HDMI signal from a Black Magic Design Decklink 4K Extreme 12G card in my PC which will share the output from editing software between two TV's

The original splitter from Lindy auto selected each resolution which is what I need, but did not do HDR.

The editing software could be outputting a variety of frame rates according to the footage being edited, therefore I need to be able to display 23.98p, 24p, 29.97p, 30p, 50p and 60p.

All I can seem to get the 18G two port splitter do is 50/60p which isn't a lot of use. :(

If it isn't the correct product for this use, what is?

Mike Sanders
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by LINDY Adam » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:15 am
Hi Mike,

If you are plugged directly into the screen are you able to get the refresh rates?

When plugged into our 18G splitter is the EDID set correctly? Please see page 4 of the manual for EDID settings.

https://www.lindy.co.uk/downloads/14837 ... 40-2V1.pdf

Adam
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by createmedia » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:35 pm
Yes all the frame rates work directly connected, i.e. a cable from the PC card to the TV, and the LG TV is happy it's HDR too, from a BT2020 project.

The Lindy 2 port HDMI splitter no 38057 works perfectly in all frame rates without having to do anything else, except no HDR, that is what I need of an HDR replacement.

I have a project in Adobe Premiere Pro with footage of all common frame rates at 3840 by 2160 to test it with.

Ok Premiere Pro doesn't give a picture when the output card is set to 4:4:4 RGB but does on YUV 4:2:2 with the splitter. Also on direct connection to the TV the audio is distorted with 4:4:4 set.

Grass Valley Edius editing software fares a bit better working in either YUV or RGB mode in BT2020/HLG but the Panasonic TV isn't at all happy with the HDMI signal it keeps flashing on and off with bands of white dotted lines.

I am therefore suspicious they are not 18G qualified HDMI 2.0b cables to the two TV's (one for editor, one for client) so ordered those from Amazon today, will try again. The Panasonic TV's have proved troublesome at low frame rate UHD in the past. Almost like there isn't enough HDMI signal for them.

Will try with new cables and let you know.
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by LINDY Adam » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:45 pm
Hi Mike,

The part number 38057 does not support HDR formats as the unit is only HDMI 1.4a.
We do have an 18G splitter Part Number 38240

Adam
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by createmedia » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:28 pm
Yes I know but excepting HDR the 38057 did all I needed that was the point of mentioning it, no problem with HDMI cables or any picture fluctuation.

It is the 18G splitter I am now testing.
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by createmedia » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:56 pm
The new cables came today.

I only need to nudge the box physically or turn it over and the signals disappear

There is something dry joint-ish about that.

So, it needs replacing

Mike
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by LINDY Guy » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:07 am
Hi Mike

Just to confirm it is not the cables, if you connect from your source device to the TV directly with each cable and touch / tap the connectors, does the issue persist?

Is this problem with the 38157, or have your purchased the new 18G version as my colleague advised?

Failing that if the unit is still within warranty and was purchased directly through Lindy UK, the easiest way to return it is via our online form here:

http://www.lindy.co.uk/return-product-i374

Guy
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by komayyamok » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:22 am
Hi Mike,

If you are plugged directly into the screen are you able to get the refresh rates?

When plugged into our 18G splitter is the EDID set correctly? Please see page 4 of the manual for EDID settings.

https://www.lindy.co.uk/downloads/148371927338240-2V1.pdf

Adam
It can not market those easy target and making the screen more refresh
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