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Listening to Netflix through a stereo receiver

by cuintra / November 23, 2012 4:06 AM PST

I am attempting to set up my TV and my stereo receiver and want to hear any internet apps like Netflix and Amazon Instant Video in surround sound.

I have a Yamaha RX-V667 receiver and am using HDMI 1.4 cables to connect to my Panasonic DMP-BDT100 BD player and Vizio E601i-A3 television.

I have received conflicting reports and wanted to know since the receiver has an ARC could it not be done through HDMI and not have to connect an Optical cable.

Thank you in advance!

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Not a sure thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 23, 2012 6:12 AM PST

If you read the usual forums this is hit and miss. It's not up to the TV maker it seems as Netflix controls the app and not the TV maker. This can confuse folk used to asking the TV maker if it works or not.


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Best way is the hard way- use a HTPC
by Pepe7 / November 23, 2012 6:55 AM PST

My HTPC gets me around such limitations. HDMI output sends along the whole shebang, while the built in apps (coming w/ BD player or HDTV) sometimes will only allow you to send out stereo and not suround sound, as Bob has hinted ;(.

As a not completely unrelated aside- how much of the Amazon video is really offered now in 5.1? Last time I checked there really wasn't too much available yet. Just wondering.


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