I wasn't sure if this was the correct forum to post in - so please direct me elsewhere if I chose wrong.
We've just bought a new TV, the Samsung F8500 - 60". Yay. However, with the new TV come some complications. I have an Onkyo SR607 receiver (no ARC).
I have a total of 5 devices running in our setup. 3 consoles (xbox 360, PS3, Wii U) - an HTPC and our set top box. In order to reduce lag - I need to rename an input on my TV to "PC". By doing this, I reduce functionality on the TV for the other picture modes for the other input types.
Because the amp pipes all 5 devices to the TV - I can't rename the input due to loss of picture options for movie / tv watching. What do people recommend in this scenario? Is it okay for me to plug the consoles directly into the TV - and have the audio out of the TV back to the amp - while leaving the set top and HTPC going via the amp? This seems cumbersome and overly complex.
Just to complicate the issue further - I watch blu-ray through our PS3.
If my problem is the Onkyo - would a good solution be to go for an amp that has dual HDMI outputs? Then I can have all of the consoles out of one HDMI output (and into a PC optimized input on the TV) and the other devices via the other?
Thank you for any help.