I recently ended up buying this AVR (the VSX-1123) because of the feature-set for the price. It will be coming in tomorrow but I had a two main issues/questions if you guys can help me.
I have a TV in my main living area with a 5.1 setup, I plan on having a PS4, WIIU, Fire TV, 360 and a HTPC in that entertainment center. Now sort-of in the same room but about 100ft away (a room connects to the open living area) I have a desktop PC with an LCD monitor (has an HDMI input open with only the PC using the DVI input.) I also have an ancient Yamaha receiver powering two Micca bookshelf speakers and an old Yamaha sub.
What I want to do is have that LCD monitor use the second output from the Pioneer so I can occasionally use my devices on that monitor. I'm getting rid of the old AVR and the old sub but want to keep the Micca speakers to have a 2.0 zone 2 setup for when I'm watching stuff on the monitor. I read in this thread from a couple years ago that only some of the HDMI inputs can input both video and audio to the second HDMI output, do I have this right? If so, am I going to have to pick and choose which inputs I want to be able to use/see on the LCD monitor? Basically, is there anyway to have full access to my HDMI devices on the LCD monitor as well as use the two Micca's as a basic L/R 2.0 setup when I'm using said devices, ideally keeping the main TV off while doing so.
Now, my other issue is a little more generic (I'll be sure to search around the forums in general for help on this.) A bedroom on the exact opposite side of the house has a Fios DVR cable box (can't be moved or this wouldn't be an issue.)
What I want to do is use an HDMI splitter (was looking at the OREI HD-102) to create two ouputs, one to the TV in the room with the DVR, and another all the way over to my Pioneer. To do this, in addition to the HDMI splitter, I am thinking I'll need two 100ft HDMI cables and one male to female extension cord. Do you think this enough for me to get a decent signal to the TV? With the Fios app I can remotely control the DVR (obviously not at the same time it's being watched but that's ok) so that's not an issue. I'm wondering if this would have me good to go though? I know there are some HDMI switchers that run quite expensive, but really I'm only using the DVR to watch sports and the news, does not need to be an incredible picture. (Though why couldn't it be?)
Anyway, sorry for the long post, but if anybody can help me out here or give me some information I'd appreciate it.