Originally Posted by llep64
would an HDMI splitter work with the 354 and my BD player???, is anybody here using it, to get the video proccessing problem resolved?, just thinking
I tried the Monoprice 4x2 Matrix Switch.
I split the output with the HK 254 and a Pio Plasma.
I also connected the HK to the Plasma on a different HDMI input.
Could definitely tell the difference in picture quality between the 2.
Unfortunately, the Mono Switch uses the lowest common denominator for sound. If your TV is stereo
(and I don't know of any surround TV's but their might be) the switch will send stereo to the TV and the receiver.
Didn't matter which of the 2 outputs were used or even if the TV was on or off.
Only until I physically disconnected the HDMI cable from the TV, would it send surround sound to the HK.
Debatating whether to keep it or not, I found the switch has a real fondness for my Oppo DVD player and would not switch away from it.
Needless to say I sent it back and probably the HK also. That or start using component video and HDMI audio.
Monoprice has another 4x2 switch but it's not a true matrix (not important to me) but it's HDMI version 1.2 not 1.3.
If anyone tries it please post.
I came froma refurb Marantz 8001 receiver that had actual pass thru video and rarely had HDMI handshake issues.
The bad thing about it, is it died a month and a week out of warranty and Marantz ain't covering it.