ATV2 and home theater setup advice

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by phonewentwest, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. phonewentwest macrumors regular

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    My Tv only has 2 HDMi ports and I've now got the ATV2, PS3 and Comcrap cable box. I was looking at possibly getting an HDMI switch but searching around the web it seems theres possibilities of that not working that easily (with ATV2) for various reasons. So I'm thinking of replacing my ancient receiver for one with multiple HDMI ports. So my question is does the ATV2 play nicer when hooking up through receiver as opposed to HDMI switch? Any receivers recommended. Any good HDMI switch recommended for that matter.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. DaREdBaRoN macrumors member

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    My ATV2 looks much better through my Yamaha RX-A800. Yamaha and Pioneer make great receivers, Denon is alright. I got mine at Best buy in the magnolia area
     
  3. Uofmtiger macrumors 68000

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    I prefer Denon to Yamaha, but that is obviously a personal choice. Not sure how they compare at the price point of the RX-A800, though. I usually buy receivers in the $1000-1500 range. In that price range, Onkyo is the name that pops up the most often in comparisons.

    You may want to look at Monoprice for a switch. I have never tried one with the ATV, but I used one for a while in my system before I got an HDMI receiver and it worked with all the stuff I had at the time.
     

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