On my prior non-4k TV, before I cut the cord and had multiple video sources, I put them all into a closet with a AV receiver. The AV receiver managed which HDMI was the active source, and shot the signal through an HDMI to Cat5 extender over to the TV. Well, that extender wasn’t 4k capable, and the receiver wasn’t either. When I got my new Samsung UN55NU6950F TV I wanted to upgrade the system to 4k.\n\nSo that TV is on one wall, with an Nvidia Shield behind it and a Yamaha ATS-1080 below it. My goal is to utilize two in-ceiling surround sound speakers, and a subwoofer. My hope is to use a new (to me) Pioneer VSX-90 receiver to power these, and a second zone outside, but NOT a center speaker. \n\nSo here is my “plan”:\nI’ll use a 1-4 HDMI splitter (not switch). The input on that splitter will be the Shield, and the outputs will be:\n1. TV HDMI in\n2. Soundbar in\n3. The new 4k compatible HDMI extender via cat5 \n\nThat extender will connect to the Pioneer receiver, using one of the ARC compatible HDMI inputs.\n\nThat receiver is connected via good old fashioned speaker wire to the surround sound speakers and the subwoofer, as well as to the zone 2 speakers outside.\n\nDoes this sound like it will work?\n\nAre there any issues with not having ‘front’ speakers connected to the Receiver?\n\nAny feedback would be appreciated.