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Dolby Vision pass-through AVR or TV?

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by blacam00, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. blacam00

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    I have an LG OLED TV compatible with Dolby Vision, my blu-ray is also Dolby Vision capable, and my AVR is also Dolby Vision capable.

    Was wondering if it makes a difference whether my DVD player passes the dolby vision video signal through the AVR first or if it's better to send it straight to the TV?

    Thanks!
     
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    You'll get differing opinions on this but I feel it's just fine to pass the signal thru the AVR. Certainly makes wire management to TV easier and I don't feel if affects the picture. One thing though: make sure the AVR isn't doing any processing to the signal. You want a straight pass-thru. Depending on the AVR model, it'll be somewhere in the on-screen menu. For example, on a Denon, you'll want to make sure under "Video" that "Picture Adjust" is off. Same with "i/p Scaler" in the "Output Settings." Hope this helps!
     
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    This is the first time I have purchased a player that has a separate HDMI for audio only, which had me thinking perhaps it was more efficient to only let audio pass through the AVR.

    I also notice my AVR gets slightly warmer/hotter when I pass through it.
     
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    There are people who swear by sending the hdmi directly to the TV, but as long as the AVR isn't doing any processing, it really shouldn't make a difference. Plus, that makes the system more complicated. More switching involved, plus you lose any OSD capability from the AVR.
     
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    I've tried it both ways with my current AVR/projector set-up and didn't notice any difference.

    I'd actually prefer a "video only" HDMI output on my player, so I can send the video feed to a second display without needing to buy special adapters/splitters. I've never understood the point of "audio only" HDMI output.
     
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    The audio-only output is for compatibility with older receivers that do not support 4K video.
     
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    Ah, I see. Though I'd still prefer a second video or full output.
     
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    That's a common feature in better AVRs these days.
     

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