I am looking for advice for the most efficient solution to my problem.
What I want to be able to do is have multiple sources go to multiple destinations.
Currently I have 2 destinations. A Mitsubishi HC4000 DLP projector. And an insignia LCD tv. Both support 1080p. The projector is in my home theaterish living room. and the tv is in the bedroom. I intend to add at least one more monitor for my office/computer desk setup.
My current sources are my PC/HTPC with a GTX 570. A PS3. a WII. and various other equipment. I plan to possibly add an Oppo blu ray player and maybe an Xbox 360 and likely the Wii U when its available.
I have a wildcard in my setup that is my Denon AVR 3312CI. It has 2 HDMI outs.
I want all sources to be able to play on any destination at any given time without all destinations having to be on ( which is something i have read regarding various HDMI spliiters). My first thought was to buy some 1x4 HDMI splitters and place them at each source and then route to the various destinations. I have thought about this a lot and I don't see a way to do what I want without using this method, but that's why I am posting here.
an example setup would be like this:
HTPC to HDMI splitter. Output 1 of splitter to Denon AVR. Output 2 of splitter to TV in bedroom. Denon AVR to Mitsubishi HC4000 projector.
PS3 to HDMI splitter. Output 1 of splitter to Denon AVR. Output 2 of splitter to TV in bedroom. Denon AVR to Mitsubishi HC4000 projector.
Some might wonder why not use the receiver to do this, since it has 2 HDMI outs. Well I seem to have all sorts of problems with HDCP. Also If the receiver is on, only picture will be passed through to the tv not audio.
Another option I am considering is just purchasing 1 1x4 HDMI splitter and splitting the main output of the AVR but in my head I seem to think that would cause all kinds of issues.
I would appreciate any input offered.
I have been looking at all of Monoprice.com's various options and I am sure I can find the solution, I just need to find the best and most cost effective one.
Also, from what I can gather, as long as the HDMI splitter is considered a "display" things should go pretty smoothly.
Please remember that I want to be able to operate my devices potentially one at a time, or even all at the same time, if possible.
Some of the products I have looked into are: