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post #1 of 10 Old 04-30-2012, 08:26 AM - Thread Starter
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I am getting ready to buy a projector, and would like an easy way of switching between my current TV and the projector. The diagram is what I have in mind.
As you can see, I need something that would take 4 HDMI inputs, and have 2 HDMI outputs. I also want the ability to output the sound to my TurtleBeach wireless headphones as well as a sound system, which I do not yet have.

Do I have any simple options here?
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As long as there's only one active HDMI input and only one HDMI output at a time, what u have is good.

After you have zero in on your receiver's options, come back and ask whether there are any HDMI handshaking (annoying) issue with those.
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What do you mean, I am good? I can't seem to find any receivers that can take 4 inputs and have 2 outputs.
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For ?????, substitute speaker cable.

For AVR, you may have to spend more than you think but there are many with dual HDMI outputs. Here are 2 examples:
http://usa.denon.com/US/Product/Page...I%28DenonNA%29
http://www.onkyousa.com/model.cfm?m=...s=Receiver&p=i

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Yeah, the price of the receiver is what I was afraid of. Are there no reasonably priced options?

Can I just put get a receiver that has 4 ins and 1 out, and use an HDMI splitter?
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Yeah, the price of the receiver is what I was afraid of. Are there no reasonably priced options?

I do not know much about that part of the market but you can do the leg work by scanning the Denon, Onkyo, Marantz, Yamaha, etc. websites.

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Can I just put get a receiver that has 4 ins and 1 out, and use an HDMI splitter?

Essentially, that is what is in the AVRs but with more options. Most splitters will output only what the lessor of the displays permits.

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AVR is Audio Video Receiver, right?

Also, what do you mean by lesser display? My TV is 1080p, and my projector will be the same.
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AVR is Audio Video Receiver, right?

Also, what do you mean by lesser display? My TV is 1080p, and my projector will be the same.

1. Yes - AVR means Audio Video Receiver
2. HDMI switches can be trickey when adding another link in the chain
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Putting a Monoprice 1 X 2 splitter in between the AVR and the TV/Projector would work great. Enable you to get a reasonable AVR and the splitter is cheap.

Unless you plan on watching different things on them at the same time.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
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Great, thanks for your help. That's what i'll do.
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