Just replaced my faithful old Kenwood VR-6060 with a RX-V483. I have a RX-V467 in another room, so transitioning wasn't a huge mental leap. I'm using this opportunity to rearrange things, pare down on cables and devices, and generally spruce things up. The concept has passed the WAF test; in fact, she's encouraging it (must want something...
) One device I'd like to do away with is an old Monoprice HDMI switch. I've read and am re-reading the RX-V483's manual, but can't find an answer to this question:
Can I watch an HDMI input (Cable TV via a Ceton InfiniTV-4 in one of two PCs) while listening to the audio from the other PC which will be connected to Audio 1 (optical)? Additionally, the TV PC's coax out will be in Audio 2, if all goes well.
Currently I've got the non-TV PC and the RX-V483's HDMI Out going into the Monoprice switch, and out to one of the TV's two HDMI inputs. The TV PC is going directly to the other input. One downside of the Monoprice switch is that a non-active signal from the PC causes said PC's screen resolution to switch from 1920x1080 to some lower VGA res. Since I don't really use the on-screen ability of the RX-V483, the non-TV PC is kept active on the Monoprice switch. If I want to see the RX-V483 on the TV (by switching inputs on the Monoprice), that PC's screen res. changes.
A secondary question, which will likely determine whether or not I use the RX-V483's built-in HDMI switch is, Will the PCs be able to keep their 1920x1080 resolutions when switching between them?
Another device I plan to get rid of is an Inday digital audio switch, which works like a champ. It currently takes both PCs' audio outs and sends them to the RX-V483's Audio 1. Centralizing the RX-V483 and moving a PC will allow for direct audio connections to the AVR.
That's the scenario. Obviously I can continue with the current setup, but I'd like to get it right the first time while rearranging, since it will be harder to get to the back of the RX-V483 (and everything behind it: UPSes, etc.) once the move and cleanup are done.
I see the "Standby Through" function in the manual, but it's not clear if that will accomplish what I'm after. Any input or ideas would be much appreciated.