Originally Posted by saprano
You mentioned switcher, so would a splitter work?
Edit- I see you explained it. Didn't read properly.
So why have i heard people using a splitter to do what im trying to do?
I don't like to use it all day every day. I use to do that. Seems like a waste. Especially if i game for 10 hours.
I don't think there is.
I plan to get a oppo BD player and just use the PS3 for games. That way i wont have to keep switching cable inputs. But i wont be buying it for awhile. So i need something for now to avoid always changing inputs.
But the TV and AVR will be (is) on separate inputs. And when the AVR is on the TV's sound is not in use anyway.
I don't know how to answer, "so why have i heard people using a splitter..." I just know how HDMI works.
I don't understand what you mean by. "...the TV and AVR will be on separate inputs." The TV is a sink (an output). The AVR has both inputs and outputs but is actually considered a switch. The PS3 would be a source with a single output. I don't believe the Kuro's were ARC enabled since Kuros production occurred before ARC.
I believe I mentioned that in most cases, it doesn't matter if the AVR is on (or in use) when setting up the EDID values.
If you want to work this through, just remember that there is only one video and one audio signal (stream) on the cable at any time. That really limits the options since if the source is sending audio the TV, it must be stereo for the TV to recognize it. It can't be both multichannel and stereo at the same time.
Now if those "other people" don't realize they are listening to a stereo input (perhaps have the Dolby PLxII enabled for simulated surround) then that would be one way you could have both AVR and TV playing sound at the same time (or accepting a stereo input when either is on).
Bottom line, is if you are unsure of these answers, purchase a switcher or a distribution amp (a splitter) and see what happens. The distribution amps aren't that expensive, even an HDMI distribution amp.