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How to run my components through Receiver by HDMI to TV?

by matt32359 / September 9, 2008 12:24 PM PDT

I have a PS3, Xbox 360, and an HD DVR. I also have an Onkyo TS-XR506 AV Receiver and a Samsung LN-46A650A1F. I am currently running the PS3, Xbox 360, and HD DVR video to the TV through HDMI and the audio from the tv to the receiver via optical output. I know I can run all my hdmi components through the receiver via HDMI, then from the receiver to the tv via HDMI. This is the only way to get TrueHD audio but for some reason I am unable to get it right. Can anybody help me? Is this Onkyo model capable of doing this?

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by jonnybones / September 9, 2008 12:31 PM PDT

If memory serves me correctly, the TXSR506 only has HDMI pass-through. This means that it does not have the ability to extract the audio from the HDMI. This means 2 things for you. 1) You need to also run audio cables for each HDMI input you have; either digital coax or digital optical. 2) You cannot get Dolby TrueHD with that receiver.

Upgrading to the TXSR606 will get you those capabilities. It can extract HDMI audio and supports Dolby TrueHD through HDMI.

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that is correct
by jostenmeat / September 9, 2008 2:57 PM PDT
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505 is pass thru only, so I bet the 506 is as well. Return the receiver if you still can.

That being said, watch out for lack of HDCP repeaters in the cable stb as sometimes happens. if it does, the signal dies at receiver.

last note: running optical out of receiver strips away all your surround info anyways.

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by jonnybones / September 9, 2008 3:13 PM PDT
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What do you mean by "surround info"

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sorry typing too fast
by jostenmeat / September 9, 2008 3:23 PM PDT
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this is my 10th post in like 20 minutes.

optical from the television is what I meant.

sorry for the confusion,

ok gotta run and put on a movie.


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