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Sony Bravia to AV Receiver

01-02-2010, 08:12 AM
I have just bought a Sony Bravia KDL-46S504 , Philips DVP5990/F7 upconvert DVD player.

I have the Samsung HD box connected to the TV using HDMI cables and it works fine. :yippee:

I have the DVD player hooked up to the TV using also using HDMI, this also works fine. :yippee:

I tried to add my older Yamaha HTR-5730 receiver which does not have HDMI connections.

I tried using composite AV connection from my DVD to my Receiver,I was only able to get stereo no 5.1 etc.

I then tried using the Coaxial Digital Out from my DVD to the Coaxial Digital in on my Receiver , total silence.

Then I tried AV from my TV to my receiver, all that did was play my TV audio in stereo through the receiver.

The last thing I did was connect my TV to the Receiver using a Digital Optical Audio cable (Toslink) Once again no sound.

I know Im not far away, I think its a case of not seeing the wood for the trees.

I would be grateful for any assistance

Thank you in advance

01-02-2010, 08:40 AM
Just attach each thing's HDMI, one for the HD box, one for the dvd player, into the tv. Then attach an optical cable straight out of each thing into your receiver, bypass the tv. Turn off the tv's sound. (PS: Think about getting a bluray and returning the dvd player, much better pic and sound quality, not much more cost.)

Go into the set up of the dvd player and choose bitstream as it's audio output. Dig. Coax should work as well as optical as long as you select bitstream as the output.

Choose the input for each from the tv's remote and the receiver's
remote as necessary to switch between the two.

01-02-2010, 09:21 AM
Thanks for your quick reply, there is no mention of Bitstream anywhere in the audio set up for the DVD player. Under Analog it has LT/RT , Stereo, V Surr and under Digital it has Off, ALL , PCM only.

01-02-2010, 09:33 AM
Maybe try All? I see a blu ray in your future.

If "all" doesn't produce sound from dig coax or optical you can run RCA red/white stereo cables into your receiver and choose a Pro Logic setting for pseudo surround, which sounds pretty good, tho not digital.

01-02-2010, 09:54 AM
I got it working,:yippee: Switched off HDMI audio to the TV , changed to analog stereo and used to coaxial cable from DVD to Receiver. The Coaxial input on the receiver is labeled CD so I have to change my Input devise from DVD to CD . Works like a charm. Wife and daughter said " Does it have to be so loud?":what:

01-02-2010, 11:12 AM
Excellent. Glad you got it working.

01-02-2010, 11:15 AM
Thanks for your help, Now it get the Wii hooked up!!!!:gamer:gamer:gamer:gamer:gamer

01-02-2010, 11:16 AM
First thing is that you need to mate up the audio output from the source devices going to the receiver to the correct digital input for that type of device. In other words you need to connect the optical output from the DVD player to the optical input marked as the DVD audio input. Ditto for the other devices (ie TV input etc.) Then you simply need to change the input selection on the receiver to the type of device you are using at that time, like the TV input on the remote for when watching TV, and then change it to DVD on the receiver remote to watch a DVD.

Hope this helps!

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