I have been using my Vertex to force LLDV output from the ATV4k. I also strip all meta data because my JVC projector has the dreaded Gamma D and I greatly prefer to use a custom HDR curve. And I make use of the Vertex automation to switch between my SDR settings and my HDR settings.
I am about to get more complicated: I need to bypass my AV Receiver ("upgrading" to a model that claims to support 4k but only HDCP 1.4 I think so Dolby Vision is not going to pass through and I suspect HDR10 won't either, if connected without the Vertex).....essentially sending the video direct to the projector, and the audio via HDMI to the AV Receiver.
I think this is well within the capabilities of the Vertex. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Second step: On occasion instead of the AppleTV4k, I use a Sony 800 UHD player (no DV, just HDR10 or SDR). I'm guessing I can connect it to the second input on the Vertex and be golden. But I am not sure how to select one source versus another source on the vertex easily. Is this something that the IR remote control can do? (I have the vertex in my Harmony remote.). It appears there is a way via the remote to choose Input 1 or Input 2, so I think this is also easy. Right?
Currently, this is how I think I have the INPUT management set up. So I think this is good. Both inputs are showing the same EDID to the source devices.
I am less clear on how to output audio and video separately, or if I even need to.
I have the SCALER page in the Vertex GUI disabled.
Am I missing anything critical?
My testing (when I get the "new" AVR) will be to put the Vertex between the AVR and the Source devices. If that works, it makes my life easier. (Right now, the vertex is at the display. I could do a "home run" of HDMI back to the AVR, if needed, for Audio.)
BONUS: If the Vertex makes the HDR10 and LLDV signals (stripped of HDR meta data of course) compatible with the AVR so that it can pass them through the AVR, maybe I can actually still use the AVR for switching, and have two dedicated paths through the Vertex?
In other words, if the Vertex works between the source and AVR, and the AVR passes through what I need, I don't need to split out audio any longer ----- so can I have two "dedicated paths" in the Vertex? By this I mean: ATV4k into INPUT0 and output via OUTPUT0, and the Sony UHD player input into INPUT1 and output via OUTPUT1.....and not need to switch anything on the vertex to choose one versus the other?