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Old 11-06-2012, 03:22 PM   #1
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Bought myself a ViewSonic PRO8200 1080 DLP projector off eBay for $600 normally retails $799. I am going to eventually get rid of my Sony Bravia theater in a box for a real reciever but my dilemna is this: I want to still be able to have a projector and TV hooked up and not have to continuouslly change plugs around when I want to use either one. For instance, if I want to watch football on the projector while playing PS3 on my TV I want to be able to do this. If I buy a reciever with 1 video output, can I run this putput thru a HDMI matrix in order to then go to the TV and projector and also independently control both devices? I know with the matrix by itself I can independtly control each unit but not sure if it will still work this way if I run things thru the reciever first.

Should I run everything (PS3, Dish box) thru the matrix FIRST and then run 1 output to the reciever and the other to the TV?
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No matter which way you do it you will not be able to run them both independently at the same time using a single avr. You will have to choose one or the other? An avr is essentially a switching device. You can get the same thing simultaneously on both but avr can only do 1 audio at a time so not sure what you mean or are trying to do
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:10 PM   #3
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I don't care about audio. Video is what I was referring to. HDMI MAtrix has 2 outputs and allows you to independently control each output depending on what you want to do. If I want to watch TV on the projector while playing PS3 on the stand alone TV I can do that with a Matrix. I understand that AVRs only have 1 output which is why I am wondering if I can use a Matrix in conjunction with the AVR that way I get 2 outputs and thus independt control of the video on 2 seperate devices.
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If you use an AVR you will only be able to display 1 image at a time. You can display that 1 image to both machines but not two separate images to two diff devices. Matrix or no matrix and true multiplex matrixers aren't cheap prob more than your projector.

Have you read this?
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2388614,00.asp
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Ok thanks.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:03 PM   #6
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monoprice.com has a 4 input by 2 output matrix HDMI switches for under $100. See: http://www.monoprice.com/products/se...+matrix+switch

Sounds to me like you would use the matrix switch to do the video and audio switching. Whichever display is used with the AVR, I'd guess the PJ, would have the HDMI switch output feed the AVR and the output of the AVR to the display.
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YEa, thats what I was thinking. I run everything thru the Matrix FIRST then run it to the AVR and the AVR output will be to the projector. This in theory should allow me to use the Matrix as the real switcher and independently control the projector and TV.
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Sorry about that I mistakenly thought both outputs on that switch would be the same not independently selectable- my apologies
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Would I lose any signal quality doing this though vs. running directly into the projector?
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Would I lose any signal quality doing this though vs. running directly into the projector?
No, that's the beauty of digital. No quality loss through devices.
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