HDMI to what ???

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by pigsy7, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. pigsy7

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    Hi, can anyone help me with this ridiculous problem ??

    All this kit is brand new and the latest and greatest of items ...

    I am trying to connect a Denon DVD player with HDMI out to a IN76 projector with an HDMI in socket ,However it has to go through a (1507) Denon amp, which has no HDMI "in" socket ?? only component and all the other common ones. Surely this can't be right ??. What is the point in HDMI if you can't buy a modern, latest, decent amp with an "in" socket ?

    Or, am I missing something here completely ??

    Thanks

    Jim..
     
  2. loz

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    There are plenty of "modern latest decent" amps with HDMI in sockets.

    Though to be fair, they have only really hit the market in numbers relatively recently.

    However, you don't have to run the HDMI connection through your amp.
    Run it direct to the projector for visuals, then run a coax or digital optical lead from the DVD to the amp for sound.
     
  3. Joe Fernand

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    Hello pigsy7

    Switching your HDMI signal via an AV Receiver is not always plain sailing!

    For a start most AV Receiver manufactures have recognised the many inconsistencies inherent in how other manufacturers implement HDMI/HDCP and choose to simply 'switch' the Digital Video or Digital Video + Stereo audio over HDMI; so you still require a separate Coaxial or Optical cable between each Source and the AV Receiver for multi-channel audio.

    Some AV Receivers do try and extract the multi-channel audio out of the HDMI stream but this can be problematic and can (and usually does) cause problems if you then decide you want to 'split' the HDMI output from the AV Receiver to two or more HD Ready displays.

    You can also run into problems with video up-conversion if your going Into and Out of an AV Receiver on HDMI - some Displays simply wont work with the up-converted signal due to HDCP problems.

    Its currently far simpler to connect your Source devices to the AV Receiver via Coaxial or Optical for multi-channel audio and install an HDMI switch to handle multiple HDMI Sources into a single HDMI Input on your Display - see http://www.octavainc.com/

    Best regards

    Joe
     

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