I tried looking for a solution but have yet to find one in these forums.
I just purchased the optoma HD20 from woot for a low cost theater in my basement. I also have a meritline dual cat5e hdmi extender laying around. My question:
Will it work for me to use the 2nd HDMI out from my YAMAHA RX-V867 upstairs, which has all of my components hooked up (bluray, xbox360, boxee, etc.) and use the hdmi extender to get the video and sound to the projector? The projector does not have audio out, so I'm in a dilemma how I want to hook up sound. I plan on having a simple 5.1 setup downstairs.
Are my options to run just a stereo cable from the 867 downstairs to the other receiver and lose all digital sound? I don't believe the 867 has optical out, and that would be one expensive cable to get to the basement receiver.
Would it work to run from YAMAHA RX-V867 (hdmi2out) --> hdmi extender (dual cat 5e) --> YAMAHA RX-V371 (hdmi1in) :: YAMAHA RX-V371 (hdmiOut) -->Projector ?
Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated!