Originally Posted by seafan
Thanks for putting some thoughts in this. Here is what my setup will be - one blueray player, using a HDMI spliter, one cable goes to HDTV (2D only), and one goes to projector (3D 1080p). The audio is an optical cable going from blueray to a receiver, which controls 5.1 sound system.
You brought up a point I forgot to state in my original post - as high speed HDMI is certified only up to 25ft, the advantage of using a wall plate plus another short cable on either or both ends is, I thought, is I could use a 25ft cable instead of 30 or 35ft cable, plus two 3-6ft table, this way all cables are certified high speed. But I also accept the more cables and more connections lead to more points for potential issues. Maybe I'll do what you suggest - try it.
So what will happen with a 1x2 splitter is that the Blu-Ray player will see the TV's limited capabilities and then output to the TV and Projector only what the TV can handle. So, no 3D. There are matrix splitters (for more money) that allow you to "tinker" with what TV capabilities are reported to the Blu-Ray player. But in that case, you'll send out a 3D video signal that your projector can handle but your TV cannot.
With the S/PDIF, you'll be limited to DVD quality sound. Dolby Digital, DTS and 2-channel LPCM. The high resolution audio for Blu-Ray, such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA cannot be sent out over S/PDIF due to bandwidth limitations of the S/PDIF connection.
Just wanted to make sure you knew the limitations going in.
I think trying the cables is a good idea. Just make sure to get a good return policy in case it doesn't work out.