Originally Posted by chiptouz
Rico - I think that we are completely on the same page. What you have typed is what I plan to do. Uverse dvr box to tv in on receiver, monitor 1 out (ARC) to HDMI input 3 (TV), Oppo203 HDMI1 to HDMI in2 (TV) OPPO 203 HDMI2 to BR Input Receiver, Appletv4k to HDMI in1 (ARC return) and Firetv to HDMI in4 (Arc Return).
Perfect! And as I mentioned before - UNLESS you are adding more speakers/channels OR wanting to move to Dolby Atmos - - I see no need to upgrade your AVR. Sure, it would be more convenient to route everything through a compliant HDCP 2.2, HDMI 2.0 AVR, but - - what other benefit is there?
I initially thought about it when I heard that my cable provider (Comcast) came out with a 4K STB. But after looking at the specs and finding out that there is really no content (as in zero, nada, zip, zilch) in 4K from Comcast outside of recorded events - - I didn't see the need to redo all my connections for this single convenience. Netflix 4K from Comcast? No need, IMHO. I prefer the internal apps for all my streaming and the accompanying ARC DD+ audio.
I have the Harmony Elite but to be honest with you, I only use it these days to turn on and turn off my TV, AVR and Cable Box. I end up using all the native remotes whether that be for cable, my OPPO 103 or Roku Ultra - - which I rarely use because of my preference for the best picture quality possible (which to my eyes are the native apps versus my Roku)
Lastly - we'll have a 16K TV before we get any significant broadcast or cable 4K/HDR. I think we have a better chance for 4K from "OTA" - or over the air antenna via HLG and that is still five to ten years away.
Unless there is some miraculous compression algorithm invention, we're all in the same boat with the availability of content that is far, far below current TV technology capabilities.