Originally Posted by jdiesel77
Mark thanks or the reply. Im confused why u are using a splitter? whas the adavantage over option 1? no optical audio? Also, I have an hdmi extender, so i would need the splitter to go to the extender. Here's what im thinking:
Splitter to extender.
Hdmi from fios to input 1 on splitter.
Optical audio from fios to denon
hdmi out from denon to splitter port 2 input
I don'y have an ipod dock o cd player. My only methods of music are airplay, apple tv2 and the on board apps, pandorra, xm, etc.
This the correct setup?
Let's just consider Pandora and the Cablebox as inputs for a moment (I'm actually using a DirecTV DVR, but that doesn't really matter). What I wanted was the ability to see the video from the Cablebox while listening to Pandora (or any other source for that matter). The idea is that while listening to Pandora, I want to be able to view the Cablebox video so I can scan the program guide, set up recordings, etc. I don't need to hear the Cablebox while doing this, so I want to continue listening to Pandora.
This is my setup (I just got it all connected and it works, by the way):
Cablebox HDMI to the HDMI splitter Input
HDMI splitter output 1 to the CBL/SAT HDMI input on the Denon.
HDMI Out on the Denon to the HDMI-1 input on my TV
HDMI splitter output 2 to the HDMI-2 input on my TV
Now, when I'm enjoying any of my sources via the Denon (like Pandora, etc.), my TV is on HDMI-1.
When I'm listening to Pandora (or whatever) and want to be able to see the Cablebox video, I just switch the TV to HDMI-2. When I'm done, I just switch the TV back to HDMI-1 and it displays whatever is currently selected on the Denon.
If that's not what you're trying to do, then I may just be confusing the issue for you. If that's the case, I'm sorry. The above setup works very well for me.