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Making connections for sky>amp>tv- no pass through on amp

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Hello,

I have the system below. All great.

Getting fed up with explaining the 3 remotes needed to power up, control volume and control volume to guests. 

All my sources are connected via hdmi into the amp with 1 hdmi out of amp to plasma. 

I would like to be able to switch on the tv and sky hd for everyday viewing with the amp switched off. 

I would also like to obviously watch sky with Dolby digital and in hd. 

 

There is no standby pass through on my amp. 

Currently I have 1 hdmi going from sky box to lx82 and 1 hdmi going to Panasonic plasma. 

 

Am I right in thinking the easiest work around is to run another hdmi from sky box directly to tv hdmi 2 leaving the optical connected to amp for 5.1 audio. 

This would mean selecting hdmi 1 on tv for apple tv, blu ray & x box 360 and assigning hdmi 2 for everyday viewing with sky going directly to the tv and optical going to amp. 

 

Sorry searched for threads like this but couldn't find any relevant!!

 

Thanks

 

John

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RE: Making connections for sky>amp>tv- no pass through on amp

john1000000boy wrote:

Getting fed up with explaining the 3 remotes needed to power up, control volume and control volume to guests.

A Harmony (or similar) remote with activities setup would alleviate that, and probably the best VFM upgrade for any A/V system

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Am I right in thinking the easiest work around is to run another hdmi from sky box directly to tv hdmi 2 leaving the optical connected to amp for 5.1 audio. 

Yes.

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RE: Making connections for sky>amp>tv- no pass through on amp

+1 Harmony rules  Smile

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RE: Making connections for sky>amp>tv- no pass through on amp

Have my xSight touch sitting in the wings for that. Just no windows pc to set it up on!!!  

Anyone any experience with it??

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RE: Making connections for sky>amp>tv- no pass through on amp

Your options are:

1) Set your remote up in your friend's / relative's Windows PC.

2) Sell it & get a Logitech Harmony.

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RE: Making connections for sky>amp>tv- no pass through on amp

Thanks all for the replies. Will go and pinch a shot of parents windows laptop. Xsight touch was a sub freebee with the magazine. 

Sky remote dying a slow death by 1yr old son who is mad about it. It may need to be sacraficed to save others!!!  

Had a play around with hdmis last night and hdmi 1 &2 on plasma seem to be the best and easiest options. 

 

John

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