Don't know if this is the correct forum, but...
I just hooked up my new Roku 3 this past weekend and ran into a problem. Now I'm using a Samsung TV that is 1080P and an Onkyo TX-RS705 Receiver (also 1080P on HDMI out and in) and of course the Roku is 1080P.
What I want to do is connect my Roku to both my TV and my Receiver so I can watch non-encoded classic TV shows and such on the TV with it's sound and encoded movies running sound through the receiver, because the TV sound is horrible for movies.
I got a $40 HDMI switch from Monoprice that states it is 1080P HD and every other letter and hooked everything in and I used premium 24awg cables because of possible switch signal degradation. Booted everything up and looked good. I then noticed the Roku was transmitting at 720P so I thought I might as well switch it to 1080P since that is what I am running. The second I did that, the screen went black and had a meesage stating that it could not find a signal. I spent 30 minutes on the phone tech support with Roku and did everything and still nothing. I then took the HDMI switch out of the path and hooked the Roku up direct to TV and lo & behold I had picture and sound and in 1080P.
I then tried putting the switch back into the path and in every config I could do and tried all the ports and still black screen and no signal.
So, I contacted Monoprice and they said it was defective and RMA's it, but then I found out that it would cost me another $12 to return it. On top of that there were two more reviews added from customers stating that they had the same problem and one customer had to go through 3 units to get one that works! I decided it would be less expensive to just cancel the RMA and throw the unit away. Let me be clear that in my opinion Monoprice is a good company to deal with and I like their cables (let's not discuss cables, thank you), but a lot of their "electronic" stuff seems to end up being sub-par to me.
What I need to know is this. Is there a way to hook up my Ruko3 to both my TV and Receiver so I can watch Movies through the Receiver sound and old TV shows and such through the TV sound? Do I need to have a professional Home Theater person come out and charge $1000 to do this for me or can I do it myself for far less money? I'm wondering if a switch was the wrong thing to use and I should have used a splitter? I was thinking with a splitter I'd have to have the Receiver on all the time and that's not what I want.