If you are just going out to one sink (destination) device, then a simple HDMI switch should be sufficient. It's only if you want to head out to two sinks that you would need a matrix switch. The matrix switch adds some complexity depending upon the capabilities of the sinks.
4x1 switch into the AVR will give you more HDMI inputs and a single output.
Ok thanks so much. I think I will go with the switch I listed...is that ok you think?
Also I'm confused as you say put the switch into the Yamaha which will give me more hdmi inputs. Why wouldn't I want to put the switch into the single hdmi output on the vizio? I'm trying to figure the number game here.
You can hook-up the switcher either way. I had assumed you wanted the Yamaha to handle your audio. In that case it has to go forward of the AVR. If you just want the TV to output audio, then you can hook-up either way.
oh, i gotcha....yes, that is exactly what i wanted to do. I want the yamaha to handle the audio. So, could you diagram how I should hook all of it up....the best / effective setup if i had the 4x1 switch.
Again, sorry for being the dumbest guy ever ....just want to make sure i am doing it right
The TV accepts the HDMI output from the Yamaha. That takes care of the video.
The Yamaha accepts two HDMI inputs - one from the switcher (HDMI input 1) and one from the PS3 (HDMI input 2)
The switcher takes inputs from the other sources (1 - is the DVD player, 2 - is the DirecTV box)
Speakers get hooked into the Yamaha as always
Check the Yamaha manual for how to setup the HDMI inputs for audio properly.
Set the DirecTV box to "native" video resolution
Set the PS3 so that deep color is "off" - http://www.avsforum.com/t/1401078/some-ps3-hdmi-difficulties-explained
Reprogram harmony remote so the switcher is changed as well as the Yamaha for the different inputs