Originally Posted by Buyshop
Please, No one uses the 2 hdmi out here ?
Or want to use in the future?
Unfortunetely the Harman kardon's assistence , and user care, is very bad !
The person who answered me doesn't know anything about the audio on hdmi out.
I'm thinking later to change my receiver because of this.
In all models, when you plug an hdmi out cable to your tv you get the audio from TV AND from receiver simoutaneously , right ?
If you don't like that , you could:
1- disable audio from tv speakers
2- put tv voume on 0
3- mute the tv
well, al these models i told, have exactly the same thing written at owner's guide about the option on menu (not sure only the oldest models avr 154 254 and 354):
If you go to the option AUDIO HDMI TO TV and turn it ON , the you can hear ONLY the audio from TV speakers.
If you go to the option AUDIO HDMI TO TV and turn it OFF , then you have BOTH audios simoutaneously. From receiver AND from TV.
Well , the new AVR3700 is THE ONLY MODEL that have 2 hdmi out , and the only model that don't work like all the receivers.
on avr3700 it work like this:
HDMI OUT TO TV: ON - you have ONLY sound from tv speakers
HDMI OUT TO TV: OFF - you have ONLY sound from receiver
Now let's use the brain, and think about:On old models (avr 154 254 354 1600 1650 2600 2650 3600 3650)
If you buy a receiver because of 2 hdmi outputs, that's because you probably (99,99% of users) want to do this at home:
1- A projector and a tv at the same room.
In this case you use the default setting: HDMI OUT TO TV: OFF.
you only have to mute, disable, or turn tv volume to zero to if you don't want tv speakers.
My home il like second option: (I could do this with harman avr 3650)
2- 1 TV + receiver in room 1 , 1 TV in room 2
In this case, when you use only TV in room 2 , you only have to mute the receiver at room 1, and use audio from tv spearkers that's right?
You also can watch tv simoutaneously in room 1 and room 2 too.
The way avr3700 works, EVERYTIME i change place where i am watching tv, i have to input 12 remote commands to change HDMI OUT TO TV option. OFF to watch at room1 , and ON to watch at room 2.
Remember that like avr3700 works , IT'S IMPOSSIBLE to watch simoutaneously tv on room 1 and room 2 , because you have to choose where to get audio. From tv OR receiver. It's impossible to have simoutaneously audio.
So , you CAN'T watch tv at room1 and room2 at same time.
Now I ask:
WHY THE HELL harman did this ?
Is the only receiver working like this, and now working like this with 2 HDMI OUTPUTS!
I thing it's a serious issue with these new models, and they don't want to assume that.
anyone have a opinion about this ?