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4K Cable Box outputs

RPMCanes
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4K Cable Box outputs

Is there a 4K Cable box that has more than one output, so that it doesn't have to be daisy-chained through a receiver anywhere on the horizon?

billmich88888
Regular Contributor

Re: 4K Cable Box outputs

not sure there is any box they have that has more than 1 hdmi output,

you can always get a 4K HDMI splitter

RPMCanes
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Re: 4K Cable Box outputs

Doesn't even need to be an HDMI port, just a separate audio output would be nice.
billmich88888
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Re: 4K Cable Box outputs


@RPMCanes wrote:
Doesn't even need to be an HDMI port, just a separate audio output would be nice.

completely agree, a simple Toslink would be nice

 

you can get an HDMI audio extractor fairly cheap as a possible solution as well

Rustyben
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Re: 4K Cable Box outputs


@RPMCanes wrote:

Is there a 4K Cable box that has more than one output, so that it doesn't have to be daisy-chained through a receiver anywhere on the horizon?


to get best results, connect 4k set top box to the TV's HDMI1 or HDMI2 (see TV owner's manual). then ARC or eARC out from TV to the receiver. other connections (coaxial audio, TosLink, etc are deprecated technology now. use of a breakout box may likely 'break' the 4k security path unless box is specifically designed to pass through the encrypted video stream.



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RPMCanes
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Re: 4K Cable Box outputs

I was planning on going from my cable box into a new Anthem A/V processor, then out to the TV from there.  I figure that would have much higher bandwidth and processing power than the TV?

billmich88888
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Re: 4K Cable Box outputs


@Rustyben wrote:

@RPMCanes wrote:

Is there a 4K Cable box that has more than one output, so that it doesn't have to be daisy-chained through a receiver anywhere on the horizon?


to get best results, connect 4k set top box to the TV's HDMI1 or HDMI2 (see TV owner's manual). then ARC or eARC out from TV to the receiver. other connections (coaxial audio, TosLink, etc are deprecated technology now. use of a breakout box may likely 'break' the 4k security path unless box is specifically designed to pass through the encrypted video stream.



Toslink cant do atmos or anything beyond 5.1 - it's a solution, but not an ideal one for people with high end setups