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All I know is I can put it early in the chain if needed, and still be good. Many people suggest put it at the end of the chain if possible (which makes strategic sense if you have a receiver or HDMI selector and want to use it for all sources), but I sometimes make sure to have it before my elgato capture device so it can also get Darbee action if needed.
Basically, it doesn't "matter" per se, but just make sure it makes enough strategic sense to you. If you want it before the splitter, you'll be good. So long as you are upscaling using the TV and not your source, it should be able to decode it just fine (no knowing whether your material properly benefits from it though).
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