Device connection query.

Chopper3

Member
Hi everyone, I'm no AV expert sorry but I just wanted some opinions on how to connect up the following kit;

Samsung 'The Frame' 2020 55" TV - which has 4 x HDMI ports, one of which is eARC and one of which supports HDMI 2.1
Sky Q sat box
JBL 9.1 soundbar which has both HMDI eARC input and output ports
Nintendo Switch base connected via HDMI
Mac Mini via HDMI
XBox Series X via HDMI

Some of this kit is only due for delivery in the next week or so

My default idea would be to connect the TV eARC HDMI to the soundbar, connect the XBox to the HDMI 2.1 port (to support 4K 120hz), the Sky Q to one of the remaining 2 HDMI ports and then use a HDMI-switch of some form to connect the Nintendo Switch and Mac Mini.

A) will this work for Atmos outputs from the TV, Sky Q and XBox do you think or have I completely misunderstood how eARC works?
B) is there a better way to do this?
C) which HDMI switches would you recommend, the Mac Mini is always on if that helps.

Thank you.
 

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