Ok. Here is what I have. This will be a somewhat temporary setup:
Rogers Cable box
Sony S550 BD player
Marantz/Philips/Yam Universal carousel dvd/sacd all region
My receiver is a Marantz SR9600 only has 2 HDMI 1.1 inputs and one output and does not accept 7.1 over HDMI nor does it decode HD audio and most likely does not accept or pass 3D signals over HDMI (HDMI 1.1). My TV has 3 HDMI inputs.
All have HDMI outputs. Here is what I want to do and why.
1) I want to play 3D movies from the PS3 with HDMI going to TV and using optical audio output to the RCVR.
2) Play non-3D movies HDMI output to my RCVR then my TV in order to get HD audio on non-3D titles.
S550 BD player
1) Play 7.1 HD audio films with HD audio on analog cables and HDMI to TV
2) Play 5.1 or lower HD audio films via HDMI to receiver so I can use PL II x if I want with HDMI continue on to TV
Marantz universal DVD/sacd carousel
1) HDMI out to RCVR then TV
Rogers Cable PVR
1) HDMI to TV and toslink/coax to RCVR
(I can't run HDMI through RCVR bc I just get static on TV for whatever reason.
So here is my plan using 2 or 3 mechanical HDMI switches:
1) Rogers Cable PVR to TV via HDMI and toslink to receiver (one TV HDMI input gone)
2) S550 HDMI to mechanical HDMI 2 x1 switch. Output to A) RCVR and B) TV and analog outputs to RCVR
3) PS3 HDMI to mechanical HDMI 2 x 1 switch. Output to A) RCVR and B) TV and optical out to RCVR
4) Marantz HDMI to a mechnical HDMI 2 x 1 switch and paired with one of the above HDMI inputs to TV since I only have 3 HDMI inputs to the TV
Also in my system. Panasonic all region 5 carousel DVD player connected to TV using component cables and toslink.
This is a temporary setup to calibrate, test and compare sources and ultimately eliminate some sources from the mix. I will probably eventually eliminate the Panasonic all region 5 dvd player and replace the S550 with an Oppo 103 with all region. Once I get the Oppo 103 I will solve my HD audio and 3D problems since I will have two HDMI outputs (one for audio and one for video) with one being 3D.
I plan to use cheaper mechanical switches to save money since two or three mechnical 2 x1 switches will only cost me $60 vs the $600 that I can spend later for an allregion oppo. It's complicated but once I figure it all out it should be reasonbly easy to operate with a map...lol..and again it is temporary. I chose the 2 x 1 mechanical switch here from monoprice:
in the hopes that it is a cheap solution and the mechanical manual switch will eliminate 3D and non-3D incompatibility (IE hard switch disconnects non-3D equipment).
Is my plan workable? Should I buy 3 of these switches and give it a try? Or should I opt for some other switches?