Onkyo TX-NR656 simultaneous audio speakers and headphones


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Hi All,

a friend has asked me to sort a situation where he wants to watch movies, etc with his partner - he listening with headphones, partner via AVR attached speakers.

After a bit of research, I've found that I can't simply use audio out from the TV, as the TV audio switch in AVR settings gives sound via AVR or TV but not simultaneous (apparently), and I can't utilise the zone 2 option as it doesn't work with HDMI.

It seems my only option is to use a 1 to 2 hdmi splitter from the source device (i.e. DVD/Bluray player), with one HDMI cable to the AVR and an extractor on the other cable, where I can plug in the headphones. Is this going to work, and if so, will it add latency to the audio?


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