[mythtv-users] getting surround sound to amp when hdmi goes to TV

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Jul 12 21:14:37 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 5:36 AM, jansenj <jansenj+myth at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 11:46 AM, Brian J. Murrell <brian at interlinx.bc.ca>
> wrote:
>> On Sun, 2010-07-11 at 15:12 -0400, James Orr wrote:
>> > My TV (Sony Bravia), has an optical audio out which I feed into the
>> > amp.  This is nice because it means I can get 5.1 sound on everything
>> > including anything from the TVs tuner, MythTV and my PS3.
>> Have you tried a device like a DVD or B/R player?  Do you still get 5.1
>> on your receiver from one of those, going through the TV?
> I have tested a DVD player, and couldn't get it to work.  I don't understand
> why they would find it necessary to have the ability to pass 5.1 through the
> TV, now I have to have a mess of cables, or buy a new amp that has the hdmi
> switch built-in, and put all those TV hdmi inputs to waste..how stupid is
> that?

clever if you are an amplifier manufacturer!

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