Samsung BD-6500 Blu Ray
Toshiba DVD/VCR Combo SD-V280 (previously only used as an amp for better sounding CATV viewing)
Epson Home Cinema 8350 Projector
Philips HTS3450 (5.1 Surround HTIB)
I too am in the same boat as you!
Even more promblematic for me, I have a HTIB (home theater in a box) which is actually a self-contained unit.
The satellites and center channel wiring all plug into the back of the "AV Subwoofer" rather than an AV receiver,
and then from the subwoofer a heavy cable with a DB-15 or D-sub connector plugs into the back of the unit.
It predates HDMI though it does have digital coaxial Audio inputs and Component (Yipper) Video.
However, I am bound and determined to watch OTA HD on my Projector!
I have spent hours and hours reading the threads relating to this on HDTV Technical Forum, so please
don't berate me for not reading all the previous threads in this topic.
I have looked at almost every single product listed on the HD STB Synopsis!
For my choice of tuner, I have narrowed it down to three choices - in order of preference:
Humax HFA 100
Channel Master CM-7001
So, we are seeking the same solution. My conundrum is this. As previous posters indicated, there is further
detailed connectivity information available on the Channel Master site. I reviewed this and came across something
I am confused about. My Epson PJ has no RF ins or outs. Yet, Channel Master says in order to use pass through RF
antenna (such as the HD antenna I will be using for OTA reception) you must connect an RF cable into the input on the back of the CM-7001 and then connect to the "TV" (which is a PJ not a TV in our case).
You can see this on page 7 (section 7.1)
What to do? I will be using HDMI to connect from my Projector to the Channel Master, and digital coax audio from the Channel Master to my Philips HTS "receiver" (since my receiver has no HDMI but it's worth mentioning that my Blu Ray has every connection under the sun and has HDMI connection to my surround box). My Toshiba Combo box also has Toslink and Digital Coax Audio Outs. I won't get audio without the audio connection. But I am stumped on the antenna. I thought it would be as simple as connecting the HD antenna to the Channel Master, connecting HDMI to Channel Master, then the simple audio connect, but this page 7 diagram makes it appear I need a bridged RF connection between the PJ and Channel Master - which isn't possible.
Bluewrx, please do let us know what solution you end up with, and if you are happy with the results. By all means, if any other forum members can answer the antenna passthrough question for me, I would be THRILLED. Maybe I am making this too complicated. Happy watching.
A Confused NewbieEdited by marybeth2519 - 2/14/13 at 2:30pm