Yep, sources (eg Sky box) fine direct into Playbar rather than TV (just means you mute your TV's speakers); ideal if you have older TV without optical out.
re splitters: we've got range of CYP kit lined up to test with the final-production Playbar (and software). Once we've ensured all works as it should, I'll send info to the WHF team.
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