Trulink 2 Port HDMI Splitter review

Think you’re special because you have sexy new flat-screen TV? Well some people have two. And even then their lives aren’t as rosy as you’d imagine.  Their kids are glued to the PS3 in the lounge of what I can only presume is a mansion but they want to watch Can Fat Teens Hunt repeats in another room. Alas there is only a single feed from the Sky HD box.


Is this your life? Ignore my obvious jealousy and fret no more as, to address the common challenge of successfully splitting a single HDMI output to two HD screens, CablesToGo has launched the Trulink 2 Port HDMI Splitter, a robust solution that boosts the HDMI signal to allow cascading up to 45 metres away. The Trulink 2 Port HDMI Splitter is ideal for situations at home where you want to provide a second HDMI feed from a high definition source, such as a Sky HD box, or Blu-ray DVD player.

The unit is remarkable well constructed and looks surprisingly sleek, especially considering that its raison d’être is simply to bifurcate video and audio feeds. This simplicity of purpose is replicated in it’s design – there are no buttons and the unit is little more than HDMI ports at the back and a few LEDs at the front – just so you know that it is working. The splitter won’t compromise on picture quality, supporting video resolutions from 480i to 1080p. The compact little unit also supports HDMI standard speed featured including 3D, allowing you to split a signal from a 3D device to multiple 3D displays and up to as many as eight screens. So if you’ve wanted to have Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on 8 separate screens now is your chance (it’s an excellent movie so I would understand if you did).

More realistically it is also ideally suited for demonstration, education, training, advertising and presentation purposes.

Justin Hulls, UK Sales Director for CablesToGo, commented: “This product addresses the challenge of splitting an HDMI signal to supply two separate locations will reach locations up to 45 metres away. It also offers full 1080p output across both HDMI ports and therefore appeals to anyone wanting to achieve high resolution HD output to a second TV.”

The CablesToGo Trulink 2 Port HDMI Splitter is available immediately through retailers including dabs from £79.99, here.