I have a Denon 2112ci AVR that I've used to connect all my sources out to a single HDMI to my TV for 8-9 years. But I picked up the C9 this week and now I'm trying to figure out my next steps. I have a DirecTV DVR (non-4k compatible, is that necessary?), an Apple TV, a Blu Ray player, a Switch, and I suspect I'll have new Xbox on this one next fall.
The TV is wall hung with HDMI fished through conduit through the wall, but obviously I'd like to limit the number of sources connected directly to the TV to avoid a cable management nightmare.
I tried running ARC and HDMI-CEC on both sides but it appears the Denon's (at least of that vintage) don't cooperate. I think I'm satisfied to let my streaming services work through the TV rather than Apple TV but it seems like the C9's ability to control which source is selected on the AVR is critical.
Any advice on this? Avoiding buying a new AVR so soon after picking up the TV will help WAF greatly.