Hello, I am hoping someone can give me advice on setting up my audio visual system.*
I have an HD projector and a Samsung tv which I want to be able to use at the same time (with a choice of watching the same input or using different inputs). I have 4 different HDMI inputs.*
Those 4 HDMI cables are a PS3, a DVD player, a satellite box and an apple tv. The projector's audio will also go through a Surround system or an AV receiver while the tv will just use the tv speakers.
Since I cannot seem to find an affordable AV Receiver that can take in the 4 inputs with 2 outputs (to the projector and the tv) in parallel, people have been recommending different solutions.*
1) 4x2 matrix switcher. This product confuses me though because the price range is so wide and I don't know which would work for me. Any advice? Recommendation? I am investing quite alot in the projector and want good quality but cannot pay much more.
2) connecting an HDMI switcher to each input device (so 4 HDMI switchers). This results into 2 HDMI cables from each, one would go to the TV directly *(so 4 cables) and the other goes to a surround sound system which connects only to the projector. So by manipulating the switchers, I can basically choose what to watch and where to watch it. The only thing is that I would not be able to watch the same thing on both, which is ok. Would this entire solution work? Do I lose quality?
Since my tv does not have 4 HDMI ports, I would also need a selector that takes the 4 cables intended for my tv and puts them into one.
Does all this work in principal?