Originally Posted by ManCaveMan
Hello. For the past 8 yrs I have been extremely happy with my D1 with Anthem P5 & P2 amps. I also use a Velodyne SMS-1 to get my dual Paradigm Subs in flat to about 22hz.
I also use an HDMI video switch to get HDMI video to my projector. I'm looking at getting google chromecast so the kids can watch their google play movies on the big screen, but there is no way to sound into my D1.
What advice would you give me? Can I still upgrade the D1 to D2? Is it time to go to an AVR and use it as a preamp with my amps?
There are also some BR players from Oppo that accept HDMI in. There may be other brands that offer HDMI in ports also.
The 103/103D/105 each has 2 HDMI in ports. $500/$600/$1200 respectively.
This is undoubtedly a more expensive solution than the audio de-embedder that stanger89 suggested, but would add many other features also. It would cost less than a receiver, especially one that has audio comparable to the D1.
I don't think Anthem is still doing the D1> D2 upgrade, but Anthem tech should be there today if you want to ask. The Oppo's would probably be cheaper than the upgrade.
If you can't tell, I'm an Oppo fan. Great customer service and products. There are AVS threads for each of the Oppo models that could offer more info on how they work with chromecast.