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post #1 of 2 Old 08-02-2009, 04:26 AM - Thread Starter
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I have a dilemma.

I just picked up a new Pioneer VSX-919AH-k receiver but am disappointed with the HDMI video processing, so I don't want to use it for that. Just doesn't look quite as good as when I hook up my HDMI video sources directly to my Samsung LN52B750 HDTV. (The sound is awesome though). My problem is that I want to have TrueHD sound decoded from my BD player and that can only be accomplished through HDMI, and my HDMI is already being used to send video from my BD player to the TV. Unfortunately most BD players, including my PS3, only have one HDMI out, but like I said, I need 2 - one for video (to the tv), and one for TrueHD audio (to the receiver). So the only solution I can come up with is to output the video and audio separately, from 2 HDMI outs. Is this the only way to accomplish this without buying a more expensive AV receiver that can process the video better?

Are there and good BD players out there that have more than one HDMI out?
Is that even the best solution?

Any ideas out there would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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You might want to check your black levels with a calibration disc - some receivers modify the black level, contrast, brightness. You should be able to get he picture to look (essentially) identical with some tweaks. If not, your receiver has issues. My $12K Halcro SSP required small adjustments in contrast and brightness as it was clipping black and whites, moreover, before a firmware update, the processor was also not passing below black. Check for firmware updates on your receiver.

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