I am a total newbie, but am also looking at purchasing the same Onkyo 800 set, and have the same question about the HDMI pass thru. I am guessing I will need 2 cables minimum, DVD-Amp and Amp-TV. I am also guessing there is no audio over the HDMI ouput b/c all audio is expected to go to the speakers, right?
My other guess is that by saying "pass-thru" they mean there is no upscaling or upconversion to 720, 1080i, or 1080p. That would have to be done by your DVD player, xbox, or TV set.
Maybe someone else out there can xplain (I could be totally wrong)
So, did you get it? What did you find?
Could someone please explain what is meant by the pass through on this system? I am planning on purchasing this system soon, based on the reviews, but am unsure of how many cables to order along with this system. Currently, I have Dish network, with the HD DVR, a DVD player with HDMI hookup, and my sons Xbox 360 with component cables hooked up to a Sony SXRD set.
I looked at the Onkyo reciever at the store and saw that it had 2 HDMI inputs with one output.
What is meant by the pass through?
Any help would be appreciated.