Originally Posted by hms
I as well would like to see the first post updated with how the two outputs can be used for each receiver:
Only 1 active
Both active, but can only show one source simultaneously
Both active, different sources.
I've browsed through some of the "official" threads, and I can find posts with other people asking the question, but usually the question isn't answered or not answered clearly.
I'm in the market for a new receiver, and like the idea of two outputs, but I need them to both be active for it to be of any use (I can live with the 2nd being a mirror of the first, but need them active simultaneously).
Are the receivers mentioned in the first post not what you are looking for? Are their outs not simultaniously active? I thought they were, but I may be mistaken.
I'm was in the market for something that would do like matrix switching.....which BTW, I think all units over 1500 dollars should come with. Whether it's matrixed 4:2, 6:2, 8:2, 6:4, 8:4 ...whatever flavor. I used to have a matrix switcher and it was sweet, it really helped my setup. But it doesn't seem like receivers are set up for this kind of function and I personally think they should be.
Imagine having 8 sources and being able to send any 4 of those to 4 outputs...such as your main room, a DVDR/VCR, 2nd room and maybe even a split screen in the main room or even 2nd room. THat's how these things should work.
And this may be off topic, but I'm sorry, HDMI should go both ways, upconverting and downconverting. I thought when going with HDMI I was going to have like 1 cable to everything, but I still have to hook up the other ins/outs as HDMI is limited in what it can do.