I have a VIP 722K Dish Receiver, a Yamaha RX-V371 Home theater in a box and an Onkyo TX-NR 616 Home Theater amp. The Yamaha is connected via HDMI to an HD Mitsubishi DLP tv and the Onkyo is connected to a new Epson HD projector via HDMI. One of the reasons I updated the projector and Onkyo is to be able to have HD TV on the projector.
-Powered HDMI Splitter
The splitter receives satellite on the input and the the 2 outputs are to the Yamaha and to the Onkyo
The goal is to be able to watch TV on one or both systems at any given time without much fuss. I understand that it is the same signal, so the same program will be showing on both systems. I have an SQ Blaster system to be able to control the receiver from the home theater room.
The challenge is that when I try to run both, the whole thing quits and I get blue screens. The only way things work now is if I power down the splitter and unplug the output to the Yamaha, then I get a picture on the projector. It is the same thing to watch TV through the Yamaha. I can leave the cables plugged in if only one Home Theater Amp is on. Once the 2nd amp is turned on, I loose the signal.
While I'd like to be able to watch both at the same time, the more basic goal is a simple system that does not require powering down a splitter and/or resetting Dish receiver if both amps happen to be on.
Thank you for any suggestions and/or directions to point me in for trouble shooting.
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Oh, now, why didn't I remember that option... And I'm usually the one recommending component outputs...
Great ideas. I've tried two different HDMI splitters with the same results. I purchased the splitters on Amazon, neither has a name brand on it. One of them was used successfully to distribute a Popcorn Hour Media player signal.
I am guessing that my issue is caused by the signal going into two receivers and then a device from each receiver. I am going to first try the component video and optical sound out (I should have both cables). As long as the pic and sound is not noticeably lower quality, I think that approach is the winner. Hopefully the simplest solution will be the best--that totally eliminates the HDMI issue.
I guess I was so fixated on HDMI connections, I didn't even think of the component approach.
If that does not work, I'll plug HDMI directly into DLP TV.
Great suggestions, will report out as soon as I've changed the cables.