I am working on piecing together what I would need to do my first setup. I have been reading and ready for days now. I am a bit confused what I need for a the splitter and capture hardware.
My setup will be used on an 1080p tv which gets its signal from a yamaha (advantage) reciever which is 4k. I mostly stream (Netflix, prime) and watch downloaded movies from a pc. I do have an Xbox, playstation and cable box, all of which is connected to the reciever. The reciever has dual hdmi outputs. I wish to use one of the outputs for the Hyperion setup running from a rpi3b+ (already owned) with ws2812b leds and a meanwell 110watt supply.
I have searched for some of the member mentioned devices (Xolorspace, FeinTech, MacroSilicon, ect) and it would seem most are on the other side of the world from me (Canada). So with the exchange rate, shipping and super long shipping times. These options are out of the question for me.
Please note that I do not stream from the consoles. I only use them for game play and have no intentions of using ambilight while playing games.
1: Do I still need splitter in this setup?
Would any of these work if one is needed or future proofing (Ie adding a Nvidia sheild or firestick to the setup)?
2: can I use a cheap USB dongle type capture card or do I need something better than these?
Would any of these work?
If I am completely off base here with my selections above please feel free to add yours.
Also any Info is greatly appreciated!