Splitters vs. Switches
A lot of people wonder what the difference is between a splitter and
a switch. Basically, a splitter will take one source (such as a
satellite receiver, a cable box, a computer, etc.) and splits the
signal between two outputs. So if you have a HDMI splitter, you
can connect one HDMI source, such as a DVD player, to two HDMI
monitors. Notice that this will not extend your desktop - it will just
show the same image on both screens.
A switch is the opposite of a splitter - it allows you to take two
sources and use the source on one output without having to move cables
around. So if you have a HDMI switch you can
take two HDMI sources and easily switch back and forth on one monitor.
Check out our DVI
Switches and Audio
Switches. We also carry DVI Splitters, HDMI Splitters and VGA Splitters.