Question Home theater set up with multiple switches

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  1. Jrrandrews

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    Hello, ok this might get confusing so stay with me.... ok so I'm setting up a two tv system, I have an av receiver that I want to split to both tvs so I want the splitter to support arc. While I have a xbox and an Apple TV supplying the receiver, I also want to use either of those independent of the receiver sometimes. So let's say left tv playing Xbox right tv playing receiver feed, and at another time right tv playing Apple TV while left playing receiver feed. Is there one device that will do this or am I looking at 3 splitters?
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    Are the TV’s both located close to the AVR?

    ARC - I’d plan around that as it is unlikely it will work as it requires you to enable CEC (which is likely to be a pain in a multi screen system).

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    Yeah both are within 10 feet of avr. Ok how would I utilize the surround sound?
     
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    Also the tvs will be on perpendicular walls if that changes your thoughts on arc
     
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    A 2X2 Matrix is going to be your best option.

    Connect the Sources direct to the Matrix - with one Output of the Matrix going via the AVR to TV 1 and the other Output going direct to TV 2.

    Use an Optical cable between the TV and the AVR for TV audio.
     

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