4K HDR Switch

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  1. dragonuck

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    HI help required.. have read around and trying to locate the best option for a switch for our TV. Samsung 4k HDR with ARC. The TV is being wall mounted and want to keep the amount of cables to a min, so read around and the switch is the best option. But I need to make sure the input and output are best... so looking for a switch that ticks the boxes for
    4K HDR (4:4:4 or better 60hrz or better)
    HDCP 2.2
    HEVC
    HDMI 2.1 (a or b or better)
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    How many Inputs do you require on the Switch?

    ARC - can be problematic once you start to connect up a mix of devices/brands, you may find you have to revert to Optical Digital Audio Out of the TV.

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    Should have put that in my post, they will be for:
    Xbox 1
    Kodi Box with Plex
    BT Freeview
    with a view for 2 others...
    The TV has the HDMI Arc port.. and the only 2 devises at the moment to utilise this will the xbox and kodi/plex box... we have canceled the BT HD channels all together, now that we have Netflix on the Samsung HDR 4k TV- hope this helps.. I dont want to go over board at the moment on cost, but if it is required for the quality to achieve what I need then it will have to be
     
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    ARC - is only relevant for TV audio (TV Tuner, Streaming Apps and devices connected to the TV) being sent out to an ARC enabled AVR or Soundbar.

    Sound - do you have plans for an AVR or Soundbar?

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    the plan is for a 5.1 to 7.2 surround sound system, Onkyo
     
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    HDMI Switch - if you are planning on purchasing a New AVR simply ensure it has enough HDCP 2.2 capable Inputs to cope with your Source device list.

    HDMI cable - ensure you provide a simple way to replace a damaged, failed or obsolete cable, ideally install a conduit in your wall with a pull cord.

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