I stumbled upon this forum whilst trying to find an answer to an infuriating problem and it's helped a lot. I wonder if anyone can help / advise further or has encountered the same issue please?
I have a TV mounted in the wall with cables (hidden in the stud wall) running into an alcove cupboard which houses a plethora of devices (Sky, Switch, PS3 etc). Of the three HDMI cables I initially installed / channelled, the heads / connectors have broken off two of them behind the TV (I imagine I used the cheapest cables known to man - you live and learn!).
This has not been a major problem as I have used a HDMI splitter / switcher in the cupboard which has worked fine...until I upgraded from Sky+ to Sky Q recently. It appears the new Sky Q box is not compatible with HDMI switchers - Sky have confirmed this when I spoke to them, but can't really tell me why.
I've tried two different switchers (both wall powered rather than USB) and both have the same result; the TV constantly glitches and is unwatchable.
If I plug the last remaining / good cable into the Sky Q box directly, it works fine so it's definitely a splitter issue.
Reading through this forum, it seems that it could be to do with Digital Rights and there's an intimation that the HDMI splitter needs to be HDCP 2.2. However, the newest one I have bought is:
I am loathe to re-run cables as this will mean re-channeling the walls to pull more cables, but I fear it may be the only solution. I know you can replace HDMI heads but this is beyond my technical ability and I haven't used a voltmeter since O level physics!
I'm not trying to send the signal to multiple devices or recording boxes, I just want a simple way to switch between devices. Is there a HDMI splitter than can do this?
As I say, any help much appreciated and thanks in advance.