Originally Posted by EJ
I see this receiver is listed as having 5 video inputs, however there are 5 HDMI inputs on the back, and 1 on the front (aux). One of the HDMI rear inputs (pc), has no corresponding button on the front. I basically want to confirm that there are indeed only 5 video inputs.
I have 6 video sources. My short term solution is a 5x1 monoprice switcher. So I'll have 2 sources coming from the monoprice going to 1 onkyo input.
I have a Harmony One universal remote. Does anyone know, if I select a source on the harmony, will it switch both the monoprice switcher and select the proper onkyo source with one button press?
Thanks in advance.
While I don't have that many devices here is how I understand it.
There are selectors (buttons front and remote) and hdmi inputs. The aux input and selector are fixed. The tuner selector cannot have an hdmi input.
The rest can be re-assigned.
That leaves 6 selectors (BD,VCR,cbl,game,tv/cd and port) and hdmis 1- 5. However, if you use the port for an ipod dock or an hd radio then you cannot use that button as an hdmi selector. Likewise if you use ARC (audio from tv back to AVR over HDMI) then you cannot use the tv/cd selector for hdmi.
So if you use ARC and an iPod dock then there are really only 4 usable HDMI ins on the back - no selector means you can't use it.
Don't have a logitech harmony but I assume you can program macros for it that send multiple signals to multiple devices with one button press .