Originally Posted by Galager
^Do you have enough speakers to run 7.1? Using two AV receivers is a little crazy to me. Either use the yamaha for sound and run the hdmis directly to the tv and change inputs on the tv or get an HDMI switch box. You are not gaining anything by using the marantz for video switching. Either go all in with it, or leave it out of the loop.
Thanks for the response Galager.
Yes, I do have enough speakers already set up for 7.1. its a weird situation I kind of inherited the older set up from the previous owner of the house who gave it all to me when he left. Back in the day I'm sure it was a great set up but no HDMI makes it a bit messy to deal with.
That makes a lot more sense to be honest. So run each component (BR Player, XBONE, PS4, STB) directly to the TV and then run optical out from the TV to the Yamaha and do away with the Marantz altogether. However, I don't believe that optical can carry 7.1 surround sound formats which when I think about it negates my first idea as well. If my marantz cannot do 7.1 but can accept HDMI, and my yamaha can do 7.1 but cannot accept hdmi then how do i get 7.1 from my tv to the yamaha?
You know, thinking it through, I am just going to take the Yamaha out of the mix and go with the Marantz and 5.1 for the moment. It will be easier to connect all of the other components and when I get the new receiver I wont have to try to get behind the TV (which is quite difficult as it is).
Thanks again for helping me think this through, appreciate it.