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BeoVision 7 MK2 Mutliple HD Sources

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Beo_Vision posted on Wed, Dec 28 2016 1:15 PM

Hi Guys

We have a BeoVision 7 MK2 which has only one DVI input connected to a SKY HD box via a DVI to HDMI cable and a scart for teh audio. The issue i have is that i would like to connect up either an Apple TV or alternate HD box.

Is there a device available  (B&O or third party) that will allow me to connect multiple HD boxes to the TV?

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BeoIce replied on Thu, Dec 29 2016 7:28 AM

Beo_Vision:

Is there a device available  (B&O or third party) that will allow me to connect multiple HD boxes to the TV?

It depends on the software level of your BV7. If it's 7.94 and upwards you get the ability to use the HDMI expander function, which let's you assign HDMI-1/2/3/4 to the DVI port. Now you can use either a Gefen HDMI expander (the most expensive solution) or a simple HDMI switcher like this with automatic switching function between the HDMI inputs.

On lower software levels than 7.94 you only have the possibilty to connect a hd box via YPBPR connection and an apple tv via DVI.

Updating the software will be around 100-300€ depending on your B&O dealer.

 

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BeoIce replied on Thu, Dec 29 2016 7:30 AM

Oh, welcome to Beoworld Beo_Vision Smile

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You can hdmi->dvi+rca converter.

And connect a hdmi expander before the converter.
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Thanks Guys, how do i check which version of the software we are running?

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BeoIce replied on Thu, Dec 29 2016 7:30 PM

On your remote press MENU 0 0 GO then Monitor Information.

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http://www.hdfury2.eu/hdfury-2.html

 

 

would this work to the component inputs?

 

 

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I checked today and the panel is running 7.84, obviously I want the best possible solution that will give me the most options and flexibility. Do you recommend I get the software updated and then purchase an expander? Are there anyone benefits going with gefen expander instead of a basic hdmi switcher?

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The gefen switch can be controlled via puc with beo4.

I did it with mine when I had it, and it was a lot of money out the window just to be able to use the remote.

How many hdmi sources are you connecting?

Get a switch with auto-switch.
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At the minute 3, out if interest how much is the gefen ?

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If I go for an hdmi switch how will the sound be transferred to the tv as currently I have a scart connected to my sky box for audio but with Apple TV the only option is hdmi. 

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Will I also require a software update to use the hdmi switch?

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Sorry for all the questions guys, if I wanted to only connect two HD devices then could I use the bellow convertor for my sky box and would I still be able to view video @ 1080??

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/rgb-and-stereo-phono-audio-to-hdmi-converter-n51qk

I could then connect the Apple TV via hdmi>dvi as mentioned above, only thing is im not sure how I would hear the audio?

 

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Sorry for all the questions guys, if I wanted to only connect two HD devices then could I use the bellow convertor for my sky box and would I still be able to view video @ 1080??

https://www.hdfury.eu/en/home/6-gamer2-component.html

I could then connect the Apple TV via hdmi>dvi as mentioned above, only thing is im not sure how I would hear the audio?

 

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Any thoughts Guys??

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