I think the long hdmi coming from the splitter is Amazon Basics, so I'll only need 2 new cables, from the xbox to the AVR and the AVR to the TV. So for the sake of a few extra quid I could get 2.1s
No need, but no harm? Future proofing that is.
And the unusually long run with splitter that the Sky comes over, that won't be an issue?
Thanks @Joe FernandLong HDMI cable - your options will vary with how easy it would be to ever upgrade the cable and will you stick with a 1080p Source signal!
At 15m you are you are very much on the edge with 1080p and beyond what is usually possible for 4K.
A Hybrid Fibre cable will cater for 4K UKD with HDR - some will also cater for 8K.
HDFury 8K Fiber HDMI - the long distance HDMI cable which always works, ideal for 4K UHD and 8K with HDR TV's and Projectors.tmfsolutions.co.uk
If you go the HDMI route ensure you have the ability to replace the cable - they can fail, be damaged or become obsolete.
Another option, and a good backup solution when replacing a cable is not easy, is HDMI over CAT using a solid core, non-CCS/CCA CAT6 cable plus Extender solution, which can work for up to 4K.
Any recommendations on AVR?
Is this the kind of thing I'm looking for?
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I know it's ebay but just figuring out what to look for when I trawl the Classifieds here.
And a possible dumb question (no surprise), I see where the 5 and the 1 go, but where would the 2 (Atmos) connect to here?
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Northern Ireland...Also... Cool place you have. The architecture reminds me of northern Ireland (similar style buildings and lots of gardens) Do you mind me asking where abouts you're based?
Thanks, so that would be a suitable one for what I'm doing?According to the manual, you connect any ‘overhead’ speakers to the back surround connections and then ‘assign’ those connections to run as whichever Atmos configuration you’ve decided on, using the setup menu of the AVR.
Thanks, so that would be a suitable one for what I'm doing?
There's one in the Classifieds here currently...
Ahh, never thought of that. Thanks. So the Sky setup via HDMI needs to stay as it is, and a separate optical cable from the mini box direct to the "cinema" TV.‘Should still be OK for 5.1 sound though I think’ - if you are going to split the Source HDMI and the Source is set to 5.1 via HDMI all three end points would need to support 5.1.
Assuming two of the zones are TV’s which only support stereo you will want to set the Source to 2.0 via HDMI and use an Optical cable between the Source and the AVR for 5.1 and then ‘assign’ the Optical Input as the Digital Audio to pair with the selected HDMI Input.
Cool, wasn't too far away with the guess then! I'll check out the thread.Northern Ireland...
Well not quite. I'm in Donegal which is in ROI but I'm literally a mile from the border.
There's a house renovation thread floating around General Chat somewhere from when I moved here.
Cool, wasn't too far away with the guess then! I'll check out the thread.