Question re HDMI to non-HDMI Rcvr
Hi, all. New to the forums. Please redirect me if this is not the right place to post this.
I somewhat impulsively bought an LG OLED65B8PUA to replace my very aging Pioneer Plasma. (My kids have been begging to get a tv that they can more easily connect game consoles to.) Honestly, it's more tv and more $$ than I wanted to spend right now, but Target matched a great flash-sale price from New Egg, and I went for it.
Anyway, here's my situation: my current tv is wall-mounted, connected by component cables run through the wall to a rack unit in a cabinet about 15 feet away. My current receiver is a Denon AVR 3805, which has no HDMI connections.
So, if I don't want to drop $1000 on a new comparable receiver, would it be possible to, say, connect my various inputs (DirecTV, xbox, ps4, etc.) to an HDMI switch of some kind, run that output through the wall to drive the OLED, then run an optical audio signal from the OLED back through the wall to the Denon receiver? Should I be concerned about the video pass-through of the switcher degrading the signal?
And if any of this makes sense, got any recommendations for:
-- HDMI Switch with 6 inputs, 1 output
-- Good wall-mount for the OLED
OR, any recommendations for, perhaps, a good used receiver with multiple HDMI inputs to drive a 5.1 sound system in our den, with at least 2 additional zones?
All input/advice welcome and appreciated.