HDMI Splitter review

In the HDMI splitter review you’ll find the best HDMI splitter. There are many different HDMI splitters that can be bought over the internet. Unfortunately, many are either poorly manufactured and don’t last long or they transmit the image and audio with disturbances. Good HDMI splitters – that I will present on this website – transmit images and audio completely without loss of quality. You can see more in the article “HDMI Splitter loss of quality?”.

HDMI Splitter vs Switch vs Matrix

First of all, you must be completely certain as to if you are looking for an HDMI Splitter, an HDMI Switch or even an HDMI Matrix. An HDMI splitter has an HDMI input and copies the incoming signal to many outputs. It is therefore possible that an image can be transmitted from a computer to many screens.

An HDMI switch has many HDMI inputs, however only one HDMI output. A switch can be used for example with a television with only one HDMI input, if more HDMI devices have to be connected to this television without always have to change cables.

An HDMI matrix is the combination of an HDMI switch and an HDMI splitter. The matrix has many HDMI inputs and many HDMI outputs, whereby the incoming signal can be arbitrarily connected to the outputs. An HDMI matrix can be used for example when many HDMI devices (for example DVD player, Sat receiver, PlayStation and computer) have to be connected individually to many screens (for example PC monitor and television).

The differences are explained in detail in the article “HDMI Splitter vs Switch vs Matrix”.

Audio transmission

First it must be clarified if the HDMI splitter also transmits the audio or only the image? The issue is settled quickly, namely all the HDMI splitters that are presented here (and also the other HDMI devices) transmit audio and image. There are even devices that can optionally output the sound separately via an optical audio output. A summary can be found in the article “HDMI Splitter Audio”.

HDMI Splitter review

Now we come to the HDMI splitter review. I have reviewed many HDMI splitters and the customer opinions in internet – for example the customer reviews by amazon.de – have even provided assistance. In doing so, I have finally selected the best HDMI splitters and presented them on this website. All the presented HDMI splitters, when reviewed, work without loss of quality and are professionally manufactured. I also paid attention to the price and only present the HDMI splitters with a very good value for money. The extremely expensive models often do not have any mentionable advantages for the average consumer.

HDMI Splitter comparison


OREI 1×2     TEST WINNER to the review: OREI 1×2 HDMI Splitter
OREI HD-102 1x2 HDMI Splitter review Test winner
✓ 3D
✓ 1080p
✓ 1×2 HDMI Splitter
✓ supports HDCP (bypass possible)
OREI 1×4 to the review: OREI 1×4 HDMI Splitter
OREI HD-104 1x4 HDMI Splitter review ✓ 3D
✓ 1080p
✓ 1×4 HDMI Splitter
✓ supports HDCP (bypass possible)
OREI 1×8 to the review: OREI 1×8 HDMI Splitter
OREI HD-108 1x8 HDMI Splitter review ✓ 3D
✓ 1080p
✓ 1×8 HDMI Splitter
✓ supports HDCP (bypass possible)
Sewell 1×2 to the review: Sewell 1×2 HDMI Splitter
Sewell Direct 1x2 HDMI Splitter review ✓ 3D
✓ 4K
✓ 1×2 HDMI Splitter
✓ supports HDCP (bypass not possible)
Sewell 2 Port bidirectional to the review: Sewell 2 Port bidirectional
Sewell Bi-Directional Switch review ✓ 3D
✓ 1080p
✓ 1×2 HDMI Splitter AND 2×1 HDMI Switch
✓ bidirectional
✓ supports HDCP