Originally Posted by SD 630 Support
- HDMI Audio
-- If connected directly to a TV, use "PCM"
-- If connected directly to a home theatre that does HDMI audio decoding, use "Pass Through"
(The default "Auto" setting works fine in most cases, but sometimes the TV doesn't throw back the correct preferred audio mode which can lead to delayed or lost audio on some devices or in some cases.)
- Digital Audio
-- Should always be on "Dolby Digital".
The settings as suggested by SD 630 Support did not fix my issue, unfortunately. I had it happen twice today so far, so I put HDMI Audio back to "Auto" from "PCM."
It seems to be the same -- the TV signal itself has audio. But anything I try to playback doesn't have audio. It doesn't matter the channel it was recorded on or when it was recorded. There's simply no audio.
When it happened this morning, nothing else was recording at the time. So I went to the channel of the last recording I had on my list, left the receiver on that channel and then the audio started working again when I tried to playback something. When it happened the second time, I was recording something at the time. I went to the channel that I was recording on, then the audio worked again when I tried to playback something.
I think it has to do with HDMI, but I need the component outputs for my RF modulator to be able to pump a signal through to the kitchen that has audio. Where's a coax output when you need one. :-) So I'm stuck with the HDMI outputs, which should work of course.
So my current setting are:
Audio Connections: TV Heavy
HDMI Audio: Auto
Analog Audio: Surround
Digital Audio: Dolby Digital
Honestly, I don't know much about these settings, I must admit. My other 630 (as this is a replacement) didn't have this issue at all, so I don't know if this is a quirk of this particular receiver, or if it has something to do with the new software. Any help would be appreciated.