I'm in the process of finally getting my family room set up and have a question on HDMI and Coax or Optical audio....I will eventually be upgrading my AVR (with HDMI) along with a new Plasma but till next spring The below is what I have and all components are in a closet and will be controled via RF remote, currently I just have 1 HDMI ran to the TV along with a set of RCA's for the audio (using a HDMI to DVI adaptor at the TV)
I'm assuming its possible to come out of my Sat box with coax or opt to my AVR just for the audio to play on my 5.1 or 7.1 speakers and at the same time send the video to the TV the same way I have now HDMI to DVI adapt at the TV and all should work fine using my marantz for the audio alone Eliminating the RCA's to the TV? I was thinking of putting a HDMI switch in my closet so I can add a DVD player, Roku box etc.and just switch the HDMI to which ever is used at the time, and of course running whatever audio output from any device right to the AVR.
So I am basically looking for a inexpensive HDMI switch that would work with a Harmony type programmable remote (most likely the ultimate or smart with the RF hub, just haven't fully decided yet) This will all be temporary for now of course until I get my receiver upgrade with HDMI and also my new plasma.....
Am I correct on what I am thinking or am I missing the big picture ?
DTV Satelite box/DVR with HDMI, Coax and Opt output
Marantz SR7300 AVR
Older Hitachi HD RP TV with no HDMI only DVI
Sony SACD/DVD Carrousel for now....(blue ray soon)