How to Add Additional HDMI Ports to Your TV

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If you own a TV that only has one or two HDMI ports, you will understand how frustrating it can be when you need to connect multiple devices to the TV. To connect multiple devices such as a Blu-ray player, game console, or streaming device, you may need to add additional HDMI ports. But how do you do this, when your TV has limited ports? Well, there are several ways to do this, and the method you choose will depend on your TV and the devices you want to connect. In this article, we will be taking you through some options for adding additional HDMI ports to your TV.


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How to Add Additional HDMI Ports

1. Use an HDMI matrix:

An HDMI matrix is a more advanced option that allows you to connect multiple devices to multiple HDMI ports on your TV. It works by allowing you to switch between the different devices and HDMI ports using a remote control or the matrix itself.

2. Use an HDMI splitter:

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3. Use an HDMI switch:

An HDMI splitter is a device that takes an HDMI signal and splits it into multiple outputs. This allows you to connect multiple devices to a single HDMI port on your television. To use an HDMI splitter, all you need to do is simply connect the splitter to the HDMI port on your TV and then connect your devices to the splitter using HDMI cables.

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An HDMI switch works just like an HDMI splitter. However, unlike the switch, it allows you to switch between multiple devices rather than having them all connected at the same time. To use an HDMI switch, connect the switch to the HDMI port on your TV and then connect your devices to the switch using HDMI cables. You can then use a remote control or the switch itself to select which device you want to display on your TV.

4. Use an HDMI over Ethernet adapter:

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Now, this works differently. Let’s say you have a device in a different part of your house or on a different floor from your TV, you can use an HDMI over Ethernet adapter to link them together. With these adapters, you can transmit an HDMI signal over an Ethernet cable, such that you can connect devices that are not physically near your TV.

5. Use an HDMI extender:

An HDMI extender is a device that allows you to extend the range of an HDMI signal, allowing you to connect devices that are located farther away from your TV. To use an HDMI extender, connect the extender to the HDMI port on your TV and then connect your device to the extender using an HDMI cable. The extender will then transmit the signal to your TV over a longer distance.

In conclusion, there are several options to choose from when you want to add more HDMI ports to your TV. Choosing the right one for you will largely depend on your specific need and the type of device you want to connect it to.

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