I’m from Italy and at first apologize for my not fluent English.
I have an Home Theater setup made by a Marantz NR1607 AVR, a MediaPlayer running LibreELEC, a PS4 and a Sony UDP x800. The sources are connected to the AVR through HDMI cables, and the AVR is connected to a Sony 4K tv via HDMI-ARC port of the tv. The AVR is obviously HDCP 2.2 enabled, so I use only one HDMI cable to connect the x800 to it, in order to playback 4K protected disks.
In the TV, pressing the “source” button on the top-left corner in the remote, I can see all the sources connected to the AVR ( even if there’s only one cable physically connected to the TV), and selecting one of them, the device automatically switch on and the AVR input source is changed to it.
Moreover, if I press the Netflix button on the TV remote, the AVR switch to “TV Audio” source and the audio flows from the TV to the AVR ( in DD+ !!!)
I’m searching an headset to play movies trying to emulate the 5.1 system, and the Sony HW700 seems to be the only choice.
I have three questions:
1) Adding the headphone in the AV chain, should I continue to see and select the sources on the TV menu? (in other words, the processor is transparent as the AVR?)
2) I suppose no chance to passthrough HDR video , being the processor only HDMI 1.3 capable... is it correct? To bypass this limitation, I suppose that I’d use a separate HDMI cable for the video signal from the x800 to the TV... sob :-(
3) Any alternative on the market to the HW700? Rumors about an HDCP2.2 enabled model from Sony?
Thanks in advance