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Hi everyone,

I want to play my TV either through my home theater system or be able to just turn the TV on for the news without turning on the home theater system (TV speakers only). How do I wire the system to do this? So far, I have the following setup:

1) HDMI out of the VIP5662W to HDMI input of the home theater receiver.
2) HDMI out of the home theater receiver to the HDMI (ARC) input of the TV.

Everything works fine but I can't just listen to the TV through its own speakers. I was hoping there would be an extra HDMI out of the VIP5662W so that I could connect that to an available HDMI input on the TV, and change the source signal on the TV but there isn't.

Thanks...
 

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Get a powered HDMI splitter/switch to feed the AVR and the TV both. Make sure it has appropriate specs for your signal quality. Not sure if there are ones available for 4K yet.
 

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Thanks, 57. Your idea would certainly work.

I played around with the wiring last night and found that if I ran an optical cable from the Bell Fibe box to the home theater receiver, and then another HDMI cable from the home theater receiver output to the TV HDMI (ARC) input, that solved my problem. Now, I can either just turn the TV on and listen over its speakers or turn on the home theater receiver and listen over the surround speakers. An added bonus that I didn't expect was all three remotes' volume controls are synched. So no matter which remote I use, I can change the volume.

At any rate, thanks again for your help.

- Lee
 

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Does your AVR have HDMI Pass-through?

From my receivers instructions..

HDMI Pass Through
Selects how the AV receiver will pass HDMI signals to the HDMI
output in standby power mode.
On (Default) : Passes the selected HDMI input through the AV
receiver’s HDMI output when the AV receiver is in
standby power mode.
Off : No HDMI signals are passed through the AV receiver’s HDMI
output in standby power mode.
 

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Hi Curioprop. Thanks for chiming in.

No, my PVR only has one HDMI in and optical in. Typical Bell cheeping out on things.
 

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Hi Acreguy,

I was posting about my home theater receiver. Mine is a 6 or 7 year old Denon x4000. When I turn it off, my fibe tv service plays on the TV as if it was directly connected. Check your receiver manual.
 

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Right, what was I thinking :)! I own a 15-year-old Denon receiver. It has two HDMI inputs and one HDMI output to the TV - that's it. So far, the way I hooked it up in Post #3 is about my only option. It works.

Thanks again :).
 
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