I'm still considering to buy the receiver with 3 HDMI outputs:
It will be used with 3 devices:
- Main TV with home theater speakers (5.1)
- Bedroom TV (will use my old onkyo receiver to convert it to 5.1)
- LCD monitor with integrated speakers (2.1)
I've read a lot of reviews but i still have a few questions
I am able to output to 3 devices (audio and video) at same time, right ? 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.
The LCD monitor 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 than last post:
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