Originally Posted by yogi46
yes, if you want different settings for each HDMI source you have to connect them individually to the tv. you might run into the same problem as i did: the sound (thru your receiver) is out of sync. besides you need one more remote to switch sources. unfortunately my previous set-up (all sources into receiver, 1 HDMI to tv) doesn't work
with the samsung.
anybody with an idea to fix that?
It works for mine. What happens in your case? What have you tried? (I added a new HDMI cable to my setup and accidentally plugged the HDMI at the AVR (Denon) into one of the HDMI input slots. They are right next to each other, and I was reaching behind in the dark so as not to have to pull out the whole beast. A few minutes of panic/confusion as to why I wasn't seeing any HDMI input at all
Re: the OP's questions about connecting sources directly to the TV
Another little obstacle to overcome with sending each player separately to the TV via HDMI/Component beyond sync of audio/video is that the audio output from the TV (digital optical) back to the AVR is only stereo except for OTA, which is 5.1 (according to the e-manual; I haven't tested it, because, like I said single HDMI from AVR to TV works fine for me. I have read that some say the output from the TV is 5.1 even with HDMI input. Even if maybe plain vanilla Dolby surround, such as with sat boxes or cable boxes, is possible, there is no way Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD will pass in this manner.)
So, if you want Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD and possibly any 5.1 surround sound you need to run a separate digital audio output from the original source to your AVR in addition to the HDMI or Component to the TV. The OP has an OPPO, and that has, I believe, a second HDMI that can be configured as audio only, so he's covered with that. But for the cable box to provide 5.1 I don't know if he has a digital out for audio, but probably he does.
The big reason these days for running HDMI to the TV and AVR separately is so 3D can be viewed without having to upgrade the AVR.
I think the Wii has as it's best connection, Component. So there is only stereo analog audio. The optical out of the TV back to AVR would be no problem (other than sync, but that's adjustable in the TV and also in most AVRs)