Originally Posted by jhetro
l am getting the yamaha 671, but i want to run both the lcd and mits hc4000 through it. (one at a time )
does the same logic of hdmi cables apply to these splitter's i.e. it doesn't matter how costly and what brand they are, the functionality remains quite the same. will there be absolutely no degradation in the video quality, than if i was using just the single out of the reciever.
do they support 3d and all audio signals including dts ma & true hd or does the audio part not even matter as the reciever takes care of it.
sorry if these question's seem noobish.
not sure I understand your question but here goes; features like 3D and (more importantly to me) ARC require HDMI 1.4(a) compliance. The new ethernet channel not used much yet, but builds-in some future.
1) I was so excited when I got my 671 and a new 55" Vizio t.v. and I needed one extra HDMI cable; so I went to a big box store which conveniently had no other cables except the hyper expensive "M" brand. I bought it, knowing I'd return it. When my other HDMI cable was delivered from Amazon, costing 90% less, I was curious - switched cables a few times and watched 2D and 3D content. No difference except the exorbitant premium for the infamous "M" brand.
2) Some of us have used gaming adapters, Airport Express, and ethernet splitters to cleverly rig a 671 WiFi connection w/ no degradation of WiFi signal or throughput. My 671 does occasionally lose the WiFi connection and a simple power off/power on reconnects every time. I don't think this is the yammi as much as microwave oven use, and other signal interruptions.
3) It would seem logical if the splitter is 1.4 compliant, there should be lossless throughput.
Lastly - there are other receivers that have dual HDMI outs - but they do tend to be a bit pricier.
I am very happy so far with my new 671...