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- What type of connection used to connect Slingbox to TV, is it HDMI or five color coded Component Video connection?
- Is there any other video source connected to TV and do you get its sound through external speakers of Yamaha?
A picture would be very helpful to see the connection setup, please provide the pictures.
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Picture isn't helpful so lets try one thing. Can you plug audio cable (red-white) in Audio Out red-white jacks on Slingbox (upper row, near the yellow jack) and plug it in any free audio input of Yamaha receiver, select that input in receiver to get Slingbox sound in external speakers?
Please reply back with the result.
ah OK, I never knew it was working fine with same connection setup, this is new info.
Have you tried to reboot Sling box, receiver by unplug power cords from power outlet for 5 minutes, replug back in and check sound?Also, make sure the receiver has select correct input to get Sling box/ TV sound signals.
Are you sure the connections done exactly the same as of old Sling box?
It seems your cable box video signal is routed through Sling box so when you turn it Off, TV gets nothing.
Can you get me the Yamaha receiver model number to see better connection options of things there?
HDMI out is higher video resolution for better picture and you can get same configuration menu through component video out of Sling box.
Yamaha receiver has 2 HDMI inputs and one HDMI Out that will go to TV and connect the cable box and Sling box HDMI outs in Yamaha HDMI inputs. All you would need now to select correct HDMI input in TV to get Yamaha receiver output on TV then use Yamaha remote to switch HDMI input to watch cable or Sling box on TV while getting sound through external speakers.
Alternate option is to plug cable box and Sling box HDMI Out into HDMI Inputs of TV, run optical cable from Optical/Digital Out port of TV to Optical Input of receiver (it has 2 optical inputs) and select that input in Yamaha receiver so it can get audio signals from TV to get sound through external speakers, use TV remote to switch HDMI inputs to watch cable or Sling box.
I'm not sure how you connect the things there so try any of above suggestion to connect things in proper way to resolve the problem.
Receiver needs audio signals of Sling box so either connect HDMI out of Sling box into HDMI input of receiver or run audio cable if possible so receiver can get Sling box audio signals, I'm afraid there is no other way around and no way to connect the receiver remotely/ via internal to check the settings as if receive isn't getting audio signals of other device then no setting will work.
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