Certain parts of my HT are nearly 10 years old (Panasonic PZ85U plasma TV, Pioneer 1018 receiver) - I'm actually hoping to make it to 10 years, but the HDMI switch on the receiver seems to have failed, so I'm starting my research.
One issue with my TV (and TVs that I've researched) is that the picture mode (i.e. custom settings, game mode, etc) cannot be set with a reliable IR sequence. You have to navigate through menus to set the mode, something I can't really program with a Harmony.
Thankfully each HDMI input on my TV retains its own picture settings. For that reason I've got most devices (cable, blu-ray, AppleTV) going through the AVR and to the 1st HDMI port on the TV. My PS4 goes to the 2nd port on the TV, which is set to game mode and the Harmony takes care of the rest. To get this to work I have to use optical out on the TV back to the receiver for the PS4 audio.
Sorry for the long-winded preface - but my question is on the X2400H 2nd HDMI output. The blurb in the manual:
The presence of a TV connected to the Auto(Dual) HDMI MONITOR 1 or HDMI MONITOR 2
(Default): connector is detected automatically, and that TV connection is used.
A TV connected to the HDMI MONITOR 1 connector is always used.
A TV connected to the HDMI MONITOR 2 connector is always used.
...doesn't quite answer it for me. Can the 2 HDMI outputs be used in such a way so that:
1. Cable TV, Blu-Ray, AppleTV go out from HDMI port 1 on AVR into port 1 on TV
2. PS4 goes to AVR, but output is sent from HDMI port 2 into port 2 on TV
3. All of this happens with a sequence via the Harmony
This would let me retain video mode settings for the respective devices but allow the AVR to be the HDMI switch for all.