Hello - I am hoping someone will be able to suggest a solution for my dilemma. I am trying to determine how I can watch my blu-ray player content at times, without having it go through the AVR.
Here is my system:
Yamaha RX-V867 AVR
Toshiba 55UX600U 55" TV
Panasonic DMP-BD85 BD Player
Panasonic SCHTB500 Soundbar
These are connected as follows:
Soundbar HDMI ARC to TV HDMI ARC
Blu-ray HDMI to AVR HDMI
AVR HDMI to TV HDMI
What is missing is a connection from the Blu-ray to the TV so that I can watch content without powering up the AVR. The Blu-ray has a wireless connection so I watch Netflix, You Tube and other content via this player. For sound I would just like to power up the soundbar and not the AVR. I just want to use the AVR for movies with surround sound. If the Blu-Ray player had a second HDMI output it seems like it would be the solution but it only has one. Therefore, I am asking the question: what kind of device should I look into in order to have 2 HDMI ports on the Blu-Ray ? Also, if this device is installed and I decide to watch a movie with surround sound through the AVR, will I have a degraded video or audio signal because the movie signal is now going through the device and then into the AVR? I look forward to your comments.