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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 2012-01-15, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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STR-K990 HDMI Audio issue

Please forgive my ignorance - I'm a newbie...

I have an older AVR - Sony STR-K990. I was doing some reconfiguration today and noticed that the AVR has an HDMI in and Out.

When I use this, however, (Blu-Ray, Cable, whatever into the input, the output to my HDTV) - audio comes through the TV, not through the AVR.

Is there any way to over-ride this? I'd like to use HDMI for audio, but have the AVR do audio and pass the video to the television...
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 2012-01-15, 02:55 PM
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Pretty sure this AVR only has HDMI passthrough (switching) and doesn't handle HDMI audio. A lot of the early AVRs with HDMI "switching" were like this. See the following FAQ - the section near the end on HD/HDMI audio:

FAQ - If Only I'd Have Known - What Features to Look for in TVs and AVRs

If I'm incorrect, there will be a section in the user manual to switch the AVR to "amp" instead of to "TV" for the audio, but I'm pretty sure I'm correct. You can connect the various devices via optical or coaxial digital audio cables to the AVR to get DD5.1 audio.

Here's a post useful for those new to this - FAQs, Search Tips, Optimization, etc.

HDTV Frequently Asked Questions: Please read this before posting in the forum

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