I'm looking to get a new 7.1 receiver. I have a decent JVC 100 watt 5.1, but i don't like the sound that comes out of it.
I'm looking at this onkyo:
But i'm puzzled by what this guys says:
so that means my hookup would go like this:Just hooked it up and apparently this piece will not play audio through HDMI. It has pass-through and can only be played through the TV. Whats the point? I'm sure the rest of it is satisfactory but I could have kept my old non-HDMI.
PS3 -> HDMI -> Onkyo -> HDMI -> TV
TV -> Digital optical cable -> Receiver
seriously? That sounds totally backward. a response to that comment:
that can't be right! won't there be a delay?I believe the HDMI on most receivers are video pass-through. It was intended for that, probably due to DRM issues. I believe that higher-end receivers will transduce audio, like the 805, I know does. However, you would need to have an optic-fiber cable or coax to get digital audio.