Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Northern Va. USA
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
I found an acceptable solution for now. On my Onkyo HT-RC360 receiver I turned on HDMI passthrough to send the TV/CABLE input through when it's off. Then I put an HDMI splitter on the cable between the Onkyo HDMI OUT and the input port of the TV. So, when the receiver is on, HD Video, but no audio goes to the exercise room. No biggie. But when the receiver is off I get sound just fine in the exercise room. That fits the bill for most scenarios. And jdsmoothie, I already have two TiVos. One upstairs and one downstairs. Trying to share the downstairs one in high def.
I actually do split the downstairs TiVo several ways at different levels of resolution.
HDMI OUT -> Receiver ->TV1 and TV2
Component -> Slingbox -> Projector (rarely watch TV on PJ in theater) (Slingbox let's you connect another component out which I send to to the PJ)
SVideo -> RF Modulator for small tv in workshop on channel 3.
So I'm sort of driving four tvs plus using a Slingbox Solo to send out component 720p quality video that can be watched in/out of house on Macs/iPhones/iPads etc.
I think I will try the Matrix switch for dual simultaneous sound - 5.1 in main room, 2.0 in exercise room.
Check here later for a thoughtful, funny, profound .sig line.