Originally Posted by mastermaybe
Outside of having the #1 and #2 outputs of the Oppo switched, you have derailed
precisely what I have proposed.
Did you mean "detailed"? Otherwise, I'm not sure how I derailed anything...
Does it matter (which HDMI out goes where)? Thanks. EDIT: wait, one HDMI out has superior video processing, correct? I'm guessing that's why.
Yes, HDMI 1 uses the QDEO chip, HDMI 2 does not. The whole point of what you're proposing is to get better video processing than the 4311, so using HDMI 1 from the player to the TV is the way you would want to connect things.
And it's interesting that you select "bluray" input on the oppo I would have thought it would simply be labeled HDMI input 1 and 2. EDIT: after perusing the manual it appears that you enter an input menu and then select "HDMI BACK/FRONT"
The player itself is considered an input - that's the one called "Bluray" and the one you want to select if you want to watch a Bluray, DVD, etc. on the player itself or use the streaming services on the player. You select "HDMI Back" to have the player process the rear HDMI input.
Well, this should be interesting in the ease of use dept for the wife. Don't think I can program my harmony one to do much more than turn the unit on upon start up. Perhaps I can add a macro command to the oppo: "input" "2/3 down arrows" and "enter".
No need to use the arrow keys - press Input, pause briefly, press the number that corresponds to the input you want, then press Enter. This can definitely be accomplished with a Harmony remote or just about any other remote that can do macros.
Has anyone done this with any success? Does the unit at least stay on the last input it was on when it was last operating, upon power up? Then I'd just need to change it for disc playback. CALLED OPPO: it won't...sounds like it goes right to the main menu screen, as expected.
Various people are using the HDMI inputs for various purposes - I don't believe you're the first one to suggest this particular use. The player will always boot up to the Bluray input (as Oppo told you), so you'll need to program appropriate macros into your Harmony.