Hi all - I haven't been to the AVS forums in quite some time. Over the years, it has been a great source for me when making new a/v purchases. I'm back this time for that very reason. I've just purchased the M65-D0 (received it earlier this week) along with their current 45", 5.1 sound bar audio solution. This config will be used in our bedroom. Connected to it, will be a DirecTV set top box (currently an older HD DVR, negotiating to replace my home 44 series genie with their newer 54 series 4k supported genie). I do know that Vizio is working on support for the DirecTV 4k Genie. I've just purchased the Roku 4 instead of the Amazon Fire TV because of the limited purpose of the Fire. I may also connect an Apple TV 4th gen. I will be using a wired ethernet connection to the tv.
Before posting today, I read this entire thread over the last 3-4 nights. I'm now broadly aware of the shortcomings of the HDMI ports and what they support, I realize HDR content is narrow at this point. However, I'd like to be sure I connect these devices in the most optimal way. If I'm correct, it doesn't seem that I'll get full 4k, HDR support from all of my input sources due to the limitations invoked by Vizio on the HDMI connections. That's why I'm here.
Could you help me determine the best method / HDMI port to connect each of the following:
- Vizio Soundbar / sub - why does this need to be on HDMI? Can't a fiber optic cable provide the same audio benefit?
- DirecTV receiver (assume 4k supported)
- Roku 4 (for 4k content)
BTW, for the most part, the casting service has been working pretty well. I was using their tablet but last night decided to only use my iPhone (we are an iOS / MacOS house). It worked very well. We have been streaming the Olympics the last couple of nights. We have had a freeze a few times but the video stream restarted on its own (i chalk this up to my home network at the moment). We also watched Apex via Netflix last night. I'd say the PQ was pretty good. The Vizio casting app did show i was streaming at 4K with dolby digital and HDR. There weren't any issues with the stream even though I'm currently on Wifi.
What I must solve otherwise a deal breaker, is getting to a single device to switch inputs and control the input source. I have a few options but haven't investigated their ability yet. I do have an older Harmony One. I see some of you guys have solved this with the Harmony Hub. I also have a Ray remote in another room but will investigate its support for Vizio as well.
Thanks in advance!
Last edited by SteinyD; 08-19-2016 at 02:58 PM.