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Topic: Multiple HDMI IN with 1 HDMI OUT and 1 Toslink OUT
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Hello everyone,

I've researched this topic but found contradicting answers on the Internet so let me run this by you!


I have multiple HDMI devices (XBOX, Cable Box, Computer) as sources.

The end result is that I want the image being sent to a projector and the sound sent to an A/V receiver.

Something like


Sources (HDMI) --> HDMI switch --> 1 HDMI OUT for the projector and 1 Toslink Digital Audio OUT for the receiver.


Is that possible or do I have to route everything to the projector first ?

Sources (HDMI) --> HDMI switch --> 1 HDMI OUT for the projector --> 1 audio out from projector to receiver.


Thanks
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What kind of 'receiver' do you have? Is this a true A/V receiver, or part of a cheap home theater in a box kit?

Does the receiver not have HDMI on it?

Make and model matter. Preferably a link to the owner's manual.

The most typical setup involves a proper A/V receiver with multiple HDMI connections on it. You run the HDMI from all your sources to the HDMI input on the A/V receiver, then take the output from the receiver to the projector (television, etc.)
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Hello AV_Integrated,

My receiver is the SONY STR-DE575. Here is a link I found for the manual : https://docs.sony.com/release/STRDE575.PDF

There is no HDMI input or output on this receiver.

Currently, what I am doing is to plug all devices to my TV with HDMI and then I run a Toslink cable from the TV to the receiver which feeds 2 tower speakers.

As you know from a previous post where you helped me, the plan is to send image to a projector via wireless HDMI which will be on the ceiling. Everything else (devices, receiver and speakers) are near the projection screen, across the room.

That's why I'm thinking of plugin all deviced in an HDMI switch which in an ideal world would have HDMI out for video and Optical out for sound...


Thanks!
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I'm not sure what your access is to this, but for similar money to a switch, you can get a newer A/V receiver...

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/denavr1312/denon-avr-1312-5.1-channel-a/v-home-theater-receiver/1.html

or

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/onkhtr290/onkyo-ht-r290-5.1-home-theater-receiver-from-av-x290/1.html

They have multiple HDMI inputs, process 3D through them just fine, and even handle HD audio formats (which you Sony definitely doesn't).

You can use them for a 2.0 setup, just like you have now, but allow you to add additional speakers if you want to at some point.

I guess the price may be a fair bit off of a product like this:
http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=101&cp_id=10110&cs_id=1011002&p_id=5557&seq=1&format=2

But, you aren't going to get the same reliability out of these HDMI switchers with digital audio output as you do from full fledged A/V receivers.
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AV_Integrated,

As usual, thanks for your follow-up.

I wanted to refrain from buying a new A/V Receiver because I didn't want to spend much time now going through reviews and tests.

However, thinking about it, if I can sell the one I have for let's say 50$, then I might end up with a new receiver for under 200$ taxes/shipping included.

Like you said, quality between a real receiver and a switch will be different, so I'm ok with going the receiver way now.


How would this one do?

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/onkyo-onkyo-325-watt-5-1-channel-home-theatre-receiver-tx-sr313-tx-sr313/10200603.aspx
Onkyo 325-Watt 5.1 Channel Home Theatre Receiver (TX-SR313)


There are still 2 things that bug me a bit with this solution:

1) Most of these receivers have "only" 4 HDMI inputs, which I'll use day 1. If ever I need a 5th input in a few years, I'll have to play the plug/unplug game again.

2) Same goes for the HDMI output. In an ideal world, I'd be looking for 2 outputs, before I can try and certify that the projector will totally replace the TV. Until then, I'll keep the tv on the wall behind projection screen.