HDMI Y / breakout cable adapter that give 2 concurrent outputs

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=HDMI+breakout&_from=R40&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR2.TRC1.A0.H0.XHDMI+Y+cable.TRS0&_nkw=HDMI+Y+cable&_sacat=0

I got one of the above "Y" cable adapter : the one that costs US$2.83 or US$3.90:
my plan was to connect this "Y" cable to the video source (from our TV video provider
so that it gives 2 HDMI outputs (video+audio) together at the same time:
one output goes to the TV while the other output goes to a recording device.

However, upon arrival, appears that it only works if one output is connected: if
both the TV & recording device are connected together, both outputs will not
work.

Anyone has tried if any of the cable/adapters in the eBay link above could give
2 HDMI outputs concurrently?  Pls provide the exact URL
sunhuxAsked:
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rindiCommented:
I think you need something like this, which is a bit more expensive:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812117500&cm_re=hdmi_splitter-_-12-117-500-_-Product

What you seem to have bought is something like this, which according to the overview in the Link, can only output to one device at a time:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5M11T62350&cm_re=hdmi_splitter-_-9SIA5M11T62350-_-Product
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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Full-HD-HDMI-Splitter-1X4-4-Port-Hub-Repeater-Amplifier-v1-4-3D-1080p-1-in-4-out-/131203386016?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e8c54caa0

Not getting from Newegg as shipping to Asia is an issue.
Is the above item in eBay likely to help?  It's a repeater
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rindiCommented:
The first should be fine, the 2nd is likely to work too. Your best option though is to go to a PC or TV store close to your location, and then ask the representative there. Maybe he can even demonstrate it to you. That way you will get what you want (or you can return it if it doesn't work the way as the representative ensured you that it would), and you save the cost for postage.

Buying things online is always a bit like buying a "black box", where you can never be sure if the description of the product on the site is correct, or whether it works, and if you can return it if it doesn't.
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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
Yes, online purchase can't be verified on the spot but online prices gets so cheap
(in fact about 20-25%) of what I get in the local store but online has more options
too.  In fact I can't even find the Y-splitter adapter at our local store.

So next option is to base on online feedback (lacking in eBay) & enquire here in EE
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