Seriously considering to buy the 3313ci, mainly because of its 3 HDMI outputs:
It will be used with 3 devices:
- HDMI1 : Living room - Main HDTV with Energy home theater speakers connected to the receiver (5.1)
- HDMI2 : Bedroom - Onkyo NR609 receiver with 5.1 speakers and HDTV
- HDMI3 : Living room - LCD monitor with integrated speakers (2.1)
Note: i only want video with HDMI3 device because it will be used in the same room than my energy speakers. I just use this monitor to see the TV image when i'm working on my computer in the living room. It is always used at same time than HDMI1 HDTV so i get the sound through the connected home theater speakers
What i want to do :
- Output video through 3 hdmi outputs at same time
- Output audio to the connected home theater speakers only when HDMI1 HDTV on
- When playing a movie in bedroom (HDMI2) i don't want sound in the living room (on the HT speakers connected to the receiver)
In other words, i want to be able to output audio on HDMI2 and on my energy speakers connected to the receiver at same time, but the energy HT speakers should be playing audio ONLY if the HDMI1 HDTV is open. When i'm playing a movie in my bedroom (HDMI2) i want to get audio-video through HDMI2 but i don't want the energy home theater speakers (connected to the receiver) to play sound in the living room since the HDMI1 hdtv will be off.
I've read a lot of reviews on various websites but i still have a few questions
With this receiver am I able to output to 3 devices (audio and video) at same time ? Or just one at time ? It acts as a switch or a splitter ? I found these reviews which says, if i understand correctly, that i won't get audio on HDMI2 and HDMI3 when using HDMI1 at same time :
The Monitor 1/2 HDMI outputs will not pass through the audio signal when playing on the main zone. This put a wrench in my plans to use the zone 1 output as input source for an HDMI splitter to other rooms. The audio for these Zone 1 HDMI outs can be configured one of two ways.. either to pass through the HDMI audio(assuming you would use optical audio?) or intercept(no output) the HDMI audio and play on the main zone. Note: Zone 2 HDMI out passes through the audio for the chosen zone 2 HDMI source.
both HDMI parallel monitor outputs can be configured to either play back the audio through the speakers connected to the AVR or can be configured to send the audio to the HDMI device connected to the AVR, but not BOTH at the same time! Bummer, as that prevents pass through as you indicated in your review.
So this means i can't configure to get audio on HDMI2 (bedroom) if my receiver is configured to send audio through the speakers connected to the AVR ?
The LCD monitor on HDMI3 has integrated speakers (2.1). Is it possible to desactivate audio on this HDMI Output so it sends only video ? Or else i will get 2.1 sound on the other 2 outputs since the lowest common denominator will be 2.1
Still same question as above:
Now the only thing i'm concerned about is that when i play a movie in the bedroom (HDMI2) i don't want the living room speakers to play sound. Is there a way to force the receiver to output audio to the connected speakers only when living room TV (HDMI1) is open ? Opening the TV connected to HDMI1 would activate the home theater speakers, and closing the HDMI1 TV would turn them off even if devices on HDMI2 or HDMI3 are still open.
i'm confused about this:
» three-room/three-source output
• two independent HDMI video zones
• powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd or 3rd room (using powered 2nd or 3rd output allows 5.1 home theatre in main room)
• optical and coaxial digital audio sources are not output to Zones 2 and 3
Does this means that i will only be able to get stereo on my other devices ?
A reviewer also said that the 3313 has bad sound quality and said to go with the sr6007 instead. What you think ?
Sorry for asking so much questions but this is a big investment