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Connecting Multiple Gaming Devices to Monitor and PC via AV Receiver

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November 25, 2013 10:34:35 AM

I am wanting to connect 3 gaming devices (Xbox 360, Wii U, PS 4) to a monitor with an HDMI port using an AV receiver. I would be using HDMI for all connections. For the audio connections, two devices would use digital optical and the other red/white stereo. I also use the computer for daily use and not just gaming.

I understand how to connect the devices to the AV receiver via HDMI IN ports, but my questions revolve around the monitor and pc connections to the receiver.

Do I connect the monitor directly to the receiver via the HDMI OUT port on the receiver and HDMI port on the monitor, and then use another HDMI cable via HDMI IN port on the receiver to HDMI port on my computer?

Also for audio, the Wii U uses red/white ports. Would I connect that device using AUDIO IN ports on receiver for sound?

For my external speakers, would I connect these to the receiver via AUDIO OUT port for sound?

Will this work with a monitor that only has one HDMI port or would I need a monitor with two HDMI ports? I am wanting to know if my proposed setup is correct or not because I currently don't own an AV receiver or a monitor with HDMI port(s), nor a Wii U or PS 4. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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November 25, 2013 12:00:14 PM

Since all your sources have HDMI outputs this will cover you for video and audio. Connect each to the AV receiver HDMI inputs. Connect the HDMI output of the receiver to the monitor HMDI input. Connect non powered loudspeakers to the receiver speaker terminals. The monitor or TV only needs one HDMI input. You can set up the HDMI output of the PC as your secondary monitor so you can use a different one for regular use. You might have to change the audio device if you are not using the receiver for sound when you use the main monitor.
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November 25, 2013 12:12:13 PM

americanaudiophile said:
Since all your sources have HDMI outputs this will cover you for video and audio. Connect each to the AV receiver HDMI inputs. Connect the HDMI output of the receiver to the monitor HMDI input. Connect non powered loudspeakers to the receiver speaker terminals. The monitor or TV only needs one HDMI input. You can set up the HDMI output of the PC as your secondary monitor so you can use a different one for regular use. You might have to change the audio device if you are not using the receiver for sound when you use the main monitor.


I only have space for one monitor, so all devices would use the same monitor plus I would also use same monitor for everyday use.
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