Originally Posted by allster101
Is anyone using a 103D as their video processor? I would do this but I have more sources than the 103D has HDMI inputs.
What I have thought of doing is plugging all of my sources into my AVR, then plugging in the AVR's HDMI-out into the 103D's HDMI in, then out to my projector. Anybody have this setup? Thoughts?
The trick is playing content in the OPPO itself. You'll need to get audio from the OPPO into the AVR. If you do that via the 2nd HDMI output (with HDMI 1 output going direct to your TV), then HDMI out from the AVR will be sending that back into the Input of the OPPO. That's an HDMI "loop".
Now, that CAN work (since the OPPO is not actually playing content from that HDMI Input). But whether the handshake and copy protection stuff in the AVR will actually handle this correctly is a gamble. It might just get confused and refuse to set up the loop.
The alternate would be to use the Analog audio outs of the OPPO to get audio from the OPPO into the AVR.
So you would have sources OTHER THAN the OPPO going into the AVR via HDMI. Output from the AVR would go via HDMI into the OPPO. The OPPO would have HDMI 1 going to your TV and multi-channel Analog audio to the AVR.
To play OPPO content, set the AVR to handle audio on its multi-channel Analog input. (No video will be going through the AVR).
To play content from other sources, set the AVR to play HDMI from the other source, and set the OPPO to play the HDMI Input you've wired from the AVR. The AVR will send video (and probably stereo audio) to the OPPO. The OPPO will send video the TV via HDMI and Analog audio back to the AVR (which will not be used).
Now the whole point in this would be to get the OPPO to do video processing for those other source devices. And THAT means you need to set the other sources *AND* the AVR to not do video processing themselves.
So for example, if you play an SD cable TV channel, you want your cable TV box to send 480i to the AVR, and you want the AVR to send 480i to the OPPO. For HD channels you'd have either 720p or 1080i depending on the particular channel you are watching.
If the source, or the AVR is already doing the up-scaling to 1080p there's no work for the OPPO to do, and so there's not much it can add other than Darbee processing.