HDMI audio

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  1. chachu

    chachu OT Supporter

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    Well here’s the thing, and maybe I’m not understanding….

    With the Onkyo 604 receiver has the following:
    2/1 (repeater)

    The reason I am asking is that Ken got one of those home theatres in a box that has 2 hdmi in and 1 out.

    Now the thing is that it passed the video fine, but the sound will not use the 5.1 from the receiver. It just passes the sound back to the tv to use the tv speakers.

    I was wondering if this receiver was the same way.. or does it use the receiver to output the sound?
     
  2. chachu

    chachu OT Supporter

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    Anybody have any input on if the repeater will just pass the signal on to the tv speakers opposed to the receiver speakers?
     
  3. amill94

    amill94 OT Supporter

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    depends on what version of HDMI it's using. It's usually hit or miss depending on the other hdmi components you are using.
     
  4. chachu

    chachu OT Supporter

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    components meaning what on the receiver or what im connecting to it?

    my tv has two hdmi.. which should work...

    and the dvd player i want is the samsung 906...

    i'm assuming that should work fine right?
     
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    The reason there is so much confusion with hdmi is becuase there are 4 different protocols. hdmi 1.0, 1.1, 1.2a and now 1.3. Each piece of equipment uses a different version of hdmi which can cause problems. I know the first hdmi receivers from denon, elite and yamah had problems carrying the hdmi signal becuase of the hdcp on the source unit. With the denons you can turn hdcp off to pass the signal if all else fails. I'm not too sure about onkyo. If you are hooking it up with a new hdmi dvd player you should be ok. Cable boxes are usually the problem.
     
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    Oh ok... makes sense.. thanks for the info
     

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