I plan to buy a 60” Samsung and have already purchased a Yamaha RX-673 with 5 HDMI inputs & one HDMI output to drive it. The devices will be in a closet, and a single HDMI out will go to the TV. My challenge is to migrate my current setup to this new one. Currently I have a DirecTV sat with two outputs, HDMI & component. The HDMI goes to the current TV, whose switch controls all the inputs. The component (red, white, yellow) goes to a RF-Modulator, which converts the signal for coax cable. The coax goes to an amplified splitter which feeds five other TVs. (All those TV’s receive the same channel as the main TV) A Roku box’s composite output also goes to an RF-Modulator. The Roku’s HDMI output goes to the TV. Both the Roku’s & the sat box’s newly RF-modulated signals go to a manual A-B switch, so I can choose what device is sent to the “other” TVs. This is an obvious mess, which I want to eliminate with my new setup. I want all devices (Roku, Apple TV, DVD) to feed to the Yamaha, which will do the switching. But the Yamaha only has one HDMI out. So I want to use a splitter to create two outputs. One will go the new Samsung, the other output has to be converted to an RF signal to be sent to the coax and the other TV’s. One more “got you”. I thought I have heard that if you split a HDMI signal, the output defaults to the lowest resolution. I don’t understand if that will affect the setup or the DirecTV STB. In summary, here are my questions: 1) What is the best way to split the HDMI out from the Yamaha 673, 2) is there a device which also creates a composite, or better still an RF coaxial out , 3) Is there an impact from splitting the HDMI if one of the signals is downgraded to an RF feed on coaxial cable, 4) Is there a better way to do this? Thank you in advance for responding to this confusing post.
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6/14/13 at 5:26am