Planning to buy a Playbase and sub this week. Already have the 2 Play 1's. While I've done a search and realize there's plenty of suggestions for HDMI switches, I was hoping someone could review my setup and confirm an HDMI switch that would work for me.
I have a Samsung UN55D6050 TV from 2011. Unfortunately upon checking manual, it will not pass 5.1 from the HDMI inputs. The TV input will pass 5.1, however I don't use the built in Smart TV. I understand an HDMI switch can resolve this issue.
I have 5 devices I use with my TV:
1) Cable Box (HDMI)
2) Blu-Ray Player (HDMI)
3) AppleTV (HDMI)
4) Roku (HDMI)
5) Wii (Component)
I use a harmony remote to control all devices with one remote.
If I purchase an HDMI switch that supports ARC I should be good right? Will the audio from the Wii get passed via ARC to HDMI switch and out the Playbase as well? Or will I need an HDMI switch that also has component inputs?
And can someone recommend a few different options for these switches? I'd like to spend under $100 if at all possible. I see a lot of $200+ switches being recommended on other topics. Will a cheaper one be fine? I'd prefer to spend as little as possible on this purchase, but also want something reliable and painless so feel free to recommend more expensive options.
I'm also unsure if my blu-ray player (LG BD630) will do DTS to DD. I think most of my blu-ray collection has DD, but will my blu-ray player automatically know to output DD, or will it default to DTS? I don't want to be changing settings when starting a movie. If this is the case, will buying a blu-ray player such as the Samsung K8500 resolve this issue? It looks like it's one of the few players that do DTS to DD. While i have no use for a 4K blu-ray player now, I suppose if I replace my TV with a 4K UHD TV within the next year or so it may come in handy.
Any other thoughts/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.