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5020UBe Question

post #1 of 4
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Hello all,

My 5020UBe is coming tomorrow and I'm really excited!
However, I just realized that my older Onkyo receiver only has HDMI 3.1 capability...
I won't be able to watch 3D, will I?

So, I have a question...
The Wireless HDMI transmitter seems to have a HDMI output. Can I run my PS3 to the transmitter using a 1.4 cable and the passthrough to my receiver and still get sound? I downloaded the manual, but it's pretty vague on this point.

Is there any other way to get sound and be able to watch 3D tomorrow?

By the way... Before anybody asks, I'm living in Japan and bringing the 5020UBe (Actually TW-8100w in Japan) home to the States in August. I am totally unwilling to buy a new receiver right now, since most are only 100v and won't function well in the States.
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Originally Posted by whokilledkaji View Post

Hello all,

My 5020UBe is coming tomorrow and I'm really excited!
However, I just realized that my older Onkyo receiver only has HDMI 3.1 capability...
I won't be able to watch 3D, will I?

So, I have a question...
The Wireless HDMI transmitter seems to have a HDMI output. Can I run my PS3 to the transmitter using a 1.4 cable and the passthrough to my receiver and still get sound? I downloaded the manual, but it's pretty vague on this point.

Is there any other way to get sound and be able to watch 3D tomorrow?

By the way... Before anybody asks, I'm living in Japan and bringing the 5020UBe (Actually TW-8100w in Japan) home to the States in August. I am totally unwilling to buy a new receiver right now, since most are only 100v and won't function well in the States.

Where in the future did you get that receiver? (in this time continuum we have only achieved 1.4 tongue.gif).

The answer to your question is...it depends. Half SBS and O/U or TnB formats should play fine since they are half resolution, you will not get 3D from bluray when passing through the receiver. You need to send the video directly to the projector (like you are saying, connect the PS3 to transmitter) and also send the audio to the receiver. I'm not sure what you mean by "run the passthrough to the receiver". The passthrough function on audio receivers is meant to pass the audio signal directly to the display and bypass the receiver (ie, when I want to watch tv using my tv speakers, I shut off my receiver but the signal is still passed through the receiver and picked up by the tv so I don't need my receiver to be on everytime I watch tv).

Generally in this situation people recommend getting a bluray player with dual hdmi output that can pass the video or audio signal independently. This will allow you to connect one hdmi from the player to the display device for video and another from the monitor to the receiver for audio. This will allow you to get 3D and HD-Audio if the receiver supports it.

If you do not want to spend any more money and you can live with DD5.1 and DTS 5.1 instead of the HD formats for audio, you could connect the HDMI from ps3 to projector and use a toslink from ps3 to receiver (remember to change the settings in the ps3 so it uses optical for audio). The only real annoyance with this is having to switch inputs on 2 devices. Ideally upgrade the receiver in August when you are back in the states, this will allow you to use the wireless transmitter on the receiver video output so anything plugged into the receiver can be displayed on the projector.

I would just use optical for sound and hdmi for video until august and then upgrade the receiver. Fewer wires this way, new receiver if your current one doesn't support hd audio formats, and you already have a ps3 that plays bluray fine so IMO, not worth getting another player just for the few 3D titles out there.
Edited by wyen78 - 1/18/13 at 7:17am
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Thanks a lot for the reply! I hadn't considered using an optical cable from the PS3 directly to the reciever! Great advise and I appreciate it!
I don't mind just standard DD 5.1 for now since my theater room here is small and the walls are paper thin... I'll get a new receiver when I come back to the States for sure. Probably new speakers too!

Thank again!
post #4 of 4
No problem,

I got my receiver from accessories4less. They are authorized dealers of several good brands (Denon, Onkyo, etc), and they sell refurb units. Since they are authorized dealers you still get some warranty coverage and I feel better about getting a refurb from an authorized dealer incase I have any problems. Great place to buy receivers from.
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