Question HDMI Splitter question

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  1. Xhinde

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    My setup is as follows

    TV: LG OLED55b6p

    AVR: onkyo tx-nr636

    Shield TV

    Since the AVR doesn't do HDR and i am not quite happy with the quality anyway, i looked around and came to the conclusion that i need an HDMI splitter. [email protected] and HDR. The idea is to feed the tv with the video and mute it and feed the AVR with the audio and just not use it as a switch at all.

    I hope you can help me with this.
     
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    You require a pretty specialised 'splitter' which is capable of down converting the Video signal on it's B Output to 1080p/720p with HDCP 1.4 to allow the non-UHD_ capable AVR to lock to the incoming signal and decode the embedded audio.

    Our first stock of the New HDF AVRkey arrived late last week - HDfury AVR Key – The Media Factory

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    PS Of course you could consider replacing the AVR!
     
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    Well, the reciever is UHD Capable, just not HDR. And really? I can't just let it be on the input without sending the signal to a display?

    Edit: Yeah, but those AVRs cost. I hate myself for not knowing what HDR was when i got the AVR. I thought 4k was 4K at the time.
     
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    AVR - you may find a conventional 'Splitter' which simply mirrors the Input to two Outputs may work OK with your AVR (if your AVR can ignore the HDR data and lock to the Input signal).

    HDMI audio is embedded in the Video stream so the decoder device (AVR) has to be able to lock to the video signal before it can start to decode the audio.

    If your AVR will not 'ignore' the HDR signal you will require a device such as the AVRkey to down convert the B Output to match the AVR capabilities.

    Your AVR ought to be OK without an 'Active' Display device on its HDMI Output - you will usually find that configuration adds an extra 'blip' to the handshake and audio starts up then drops out for a second whilst the Source handshakes with your Display device.

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    Thanks for all the info and quick replies. Appreciate it a lot. But let us say that how i thought it would work. What would a good splitter be? I looked at the Ligawo Hdr Splitter 3090060, but that thing has gone up in price lately.
    The new AVR option is becoming more and more tempting...
     
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    'The new AVR option is becoming more and more tempting...' - I guess it all comes down to the cost to swap out the AVR.

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