Split HDMI into receiver and TV?

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  1. darrenkperth

    darrenkperth Auditioning

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    I have a bit of a dilemma, my receiver (Yamaha RXV 3900) doesn't have ARC or can pass through 3D video and I'm using a PS3 for Bluray. When I'm watching regular BD's, I plug the PS3 > receiver > Screen (LG 60LM9600), however when I want to watch a 3d BD, I have to switch to a dedicated HDMI lead that goes directly from PS3 to the TV and then optical cable from TV to the receiver for audio.
    Heres the problem, I tried to watch Avatar and that doesn't have a Dolby 5.1 english track, only Dolby Master HD – which my TV cannot pass through. So all I get is a stereo PCM mix. Obviously now I'm torn between 3D and surround (surround wins by the way). Questions is, can I split the HDMI and go PS3 > splitter and a) one hdmi with full audio going to the receiver and b) a second HDMI going directly to the TV for 3d?
    Thanks in advance...
     
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    Nope.

    Signal split to two sources is "dumbed down" to least denominator...

    No 3d because of the AVR...
    No 5.1 because of the TV.

    You could ;always buy one of the twin HDMI out BD players on the market. Panasonic made a couple. Other than Oppo and Marantz, there are a few others.
     
  3. darrenkperth

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    Thats what I feared.. thanks for that..

    Now the question is, new BD player or new AVR - either way, the minister for finance and recreation (my wife) will not be pleased.
     

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