I have a Yamaha HTR-6130 connected to a PS3 and an Apple TV 2nd gen. Both are connected via an HDMI cable to the receiver. On the PS# XXXXX get audio and video but on the ATV only video. I connected an optical cable from the ATV to the receiver and the problem was solved. Why do I need and extra optical cable with the ATV and not with the PS3?
Hi there and welcome to Just Answer. I'm Steve and I'm sorry to hear about your Yamaha. I will try and answer your question precisely and accurately.
So the PS3 and ATV connect to the Yamaha via HDMI and the Yamaha connects to the TV via a single HDMI.
Which HDMI ports on the back are you using for the PS3 and the ATV?
Plug the ATV into the PS3's HDMI cable without disconnecting the cable from the Yamaha. Do you get audio?
The ps3 is connected to the DTV port and the ATV to the DVD port.
I switched cables, still no sound.
Ok. This is an odd one and I need one more clarification (sorry).
The audio from the PS3, is it coming from the TV or from the speakers connected to the receiver? Or both?
Basically what I want to know is if an HDMI cable will send both video and audio to my receiver or everytime I need both a HDMI and an optical cable?
For example, I connected a Laptop to the receiver via HDMI and I got only video, I had to connect the Lap to the TV and use RCA cables to the receiver to get the sound on the HT speakers. I tried switching ports, switching HDMI cables and I couldn't get both video and audio through the receiver, but when I connect it directly to the TV I get both but I don't want to use TV speakers!!
Same happens with my cable box, connecting HDMI to the receiver I don't get audio on the speakers, only on the TV speakers.
Ok, here's the deal.
The 6130 is a budget receiver with limitations. One limitation is that HDMI will only pass audio to the TV's speakers, not to your room speakers. In order to pass audio to your room speakers, you need to use an analog or digital audio connection from the source component. Here is a screenshot from your user manual: http://screencast.com/t/zxdeSzGsDE1
The 6140 does not have this limitation.
Also, in your laptop example, computers do not send the audio out of the HDMI jack anyway. That's why you need the extra cable. Even if you had the 6140, you would still need the extra cable.
Does that make sense?
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The computer does send audio through the HDMI cable, because when I connect it directly to the TV I hear sound on the TV speakers.
But yes, the manual is pretty specific on the receiver capability. So if I'm looking to upgrade my receiver, what should I look for in the product specifications that assures me the HDMI output does send audio to the room receivers?
And finally, there's two optical inputs in my receiver, but one is CD which has no video input. Can I manually redirect the optical input to a different channel, for example DVD?
You would probably have to read the manuals. The manufacturers don't like to tell you what the receivers 'don't' do.
If you give me a budget, I'll find you one.
And yes, you can assign the digital inputs to the HDMI jacks. In the Menu, this is under Input Settings. This is on page 48 of your manual.
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