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Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by xcustom, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. xcustom

    xcustom BUYMEPANTS

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    "Just wanted to make sure anyone buying this knows that while it has HDMI video switching it CANNOT use the sound on these inputs so any media device you want to use with it HAS to have an additional digital coax or optical audio output that will function at the same time as the HDMI output in order for it to work.Difficult setup, but lots of other features. Nice sound quality"


    so as long as the other media device has the additional digital coax it will run fine?

    Or are there other things you have to do to it to make it run properly.


    This is the Receiver

    Denon AVR 688
    http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pr...665000FS10092669&catid=10551&logon=&langid=EN
     
  2. Lukkie

    Lukkie OT Supporter

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    yeah you would need another cable to carry the sound

    for example a ps3, the receiver, and tv

    receiver -> hdmi -> tv
    ps3 -> hdmi -> receiver
    ps3 -> optical -> receiver
     
  3. amill94

    amill94 OT Supporter

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    :werd:

    The cheaper receivers cannot take audio over hdmi for the most part. So you'll need to run optical or digi coax.
     
  4. El Beaner

    El Beaner OT Supporter

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    Exactly what I found out with my Sony receiver when I got it. Not complaining cause I picked it up on Black Friday for $100 when nrmal price was still $200+
     
  5. popsnbeer

    popsnbeer New Member

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    I got that same receiver. No biggy though. I knew that when I bought it. I already had about 5 optical cables that I bought from monoprice a while back so I was set.
     
  6. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Speaking of home theater people, whatever happened to LOUDSYTEMS?
     

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