TV HDMI Ports: How to Add More
You know how aggravating it can be when you need to hook up more than one device to your TV but only have one or two HDMI ports. You may need to install more HDMI ports to connect numerous devices like a Blu-ray player, gaming console, or streaming media player. But how when your TV only has so many inputs? Well, there are a few options, and the one you select will depend on your TV and the devices you intend to link. In this post, we’ll discuss how you may expand the number of HDMI inputs on your TV.
What do you need to Add Extra HDMI Inputs?
Most TVs will give you a maximum of 2 HDMI ports, but you can add more ports on your own if you follow the instructions below.
Get an HDMI switch
You will need an HDMI splitter to connect numerous devices to a single HDMI port on your TV, which takes one HDMI signal and splits it into many outputs. Attach the splitter to the TV’s HDMI port, and connect your devices using HDMI cables.
Put in an HDMI splitter.
The difference between an HDMI switch and a splitter is that the former allows you to switch between many devices, while the latter only allows you to connect one at a time. Connect the HDMI switch to the TV’s HDMI port, and then connect the devices you want to utilize with the switch using HDMI cables. The switch or a separate remote control may then be used to choose which source is shown on the TV.
Try an HDMI to Ethernet adaptor.
An HDMI over Ethernet adapter will allow you to connect a device in a separate room or on a different level from your TV. These dongles let you send an HDMI signal via an Ethernet cable so that you may use your TV as a hub for devices elsewhere in the house.
In general, you may expand the number of HDMI inputs on your TV in some ways. Your demands and the devices you intend to link will determine the optimal solution. With one of these solutions, you may quickly increase the number of available HDMI inputs on your TV.
Incorporate an HDMI matrix
An HDMI matrix is a more sophisticated solution that expands the number of available HDMI ports on a TV so that numerous devices may be connected simultaneously. You can easily switch between the connected devices and HDMI ports using either the included remote or the matrix itself.
Try HDMI extender
A solution is to use an HDMI extender, which allows you to connect devices that are further away from your TV without disrupting the quality of the HDMI signal. The HDMI extender is plugged into the TV’s HDMI port and linked to the extender through an HDMI cable. The extender’s transmission can cover a further distance to your TV.