I'm looking at building early next year. These are my proposed AV components;
Family area, 37" LCD mounted on wall. Two large floor standing speakers (for music only)
Lounge area, 50" LCD mounted on wall, seven in-wall surround speakers.
Study, A/V cupboard containing MySKy HDi, AV Receiver (Onkyo, 4 hdmi in, 1 out), PS3.
What I want to do is send Sky to both TV's, music to the large floor standing speakers and the PS3 to both TV's.
The problems I am thinking I might have are as follows:
1. I will have Sky feeding via hdmi into the amp which in turn will decode the signal including audio and send it on from there. The problem with having this setting is the 37" TV will only receive the picture and not the sound as the amp is decoding it. The 50" TV will be fine as I will have the 7.1 system in that room. Same problem with the PS3 although I know you can send the composite signal out as the same time as hdmi so in theory I could send the composite signal to the 37" TV providing picture and sound but it will look like crap.
2. If I want to watch Sky on the 50" TV and my kids want to watch a DVD on the 37" TV via the PS3 how will this work, or not work?
The only solution I am thinking of would be to run two seperate systems by purchasing another AV amp and using hdmi splitters from the sky box and PS3 to feed a signal to both amps??
Is there an easier way to achieve what I want to do?
I will also be running IR repeaters etc to operate the components.