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Flex hdmi input and output

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Flex hdmi input and output

I want to plug my flex into my Tv via hdmi, and my Xbox one into the hdmi input on the flex box. I can’t get it to work, tell me how to do it please!
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Re: Flex hdmi input and output

It won’t work the way you want it to. You’ll need both to go right to the tv.

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Re: Flex hdmi input and output

Output (port)- Signal is sent out (to TV)

Input- Signal goes into the device

You can't output a signal from an input, You need an HDMI splitter or a switch

 

New Poster

Re: Flex hdmi input and output

What on earth is the hdmi in port actually for then?
Diamond Problem Solver

Re: Flex hdmi input and output

Absolutely nothing it’s disabled

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Re: Flex hdmi input and output

Back in the day, before TVs had multiple inputs, if you wanted to connect a DVD player and watch regular TV, you would have to use a switch to choose the signal source (TV or DVD) that was fed to the TV. When technology improved the DVD would have an input for the TVs signal and an output to the TV and the switch was built into the DVD. It's likely that the cable box has switching citcuitry built in but not used just as some cable boxes have USB and ethernet connectors as well for future use as well