And can't seem to find where you swapped in another splitter.
Why I would do that is it appears to be the source of HDMI troubles in your post.
Be sure to talk to the maker/seller of this splitter to see if they'll confirm or supply another.
Thanks for the reply but like I said, when NOT using the splitter, TV ONE is still only able to recognize the cable box, notthing at all for the laptops, and not properly for the xbox.
It's currently just an HDMI cable running from the TV to the cable box. When I unplug the end from the cable box and plug into a laptop, there is nothing on the screen, when I plug it into the xbox it is scrambled. When I do the same thing on TV TWO, all work fine.
Remember you are keeping it secret what those TVs are.
1. I expect this to fail if there are a mix of TVs like 720 and 1080.
2. I do see this fail as HDMI includes a handshake system (copy protection) that can break splitters and more.
3. There is a known generic reset that I use to get things working if there is no hardware failure. Here it is.
-> Unplug one end of all HDMI cables. Remove power from all HDMI devices and wait 10 minutes for the HDMI chips to reset, forget the devices they synced with. Apply the AC cord, connect up what and how you want to test and re-test.
If that fails you have a hardware or cable issue.
Here is a diagram of the current set up after eliminating the splitter