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Hr10-250 , Hdmi , Dolby Digital

marino
03-17-2006, 03:54 PM
I Just Got A New Hr10-250 And Plugged Up Hdmi To Set And Set Dvr To Outout And Record In Dolby Digitital And Get No Sound. Sound Is Fine On Same Settings Using Component Outputs. Is This Due To The Low Grade Hdmi Cable? Would A Higher Quality Hdmi Cable Support Dolby Digital? It Would Seem Crazy That Hdmi Wouldn't Support Dolby Digital.

Thanks

ucla92
03-17-2006, 05:27 PM
Doby Digital usually only works with a Receiver with 5.1 capabilities. Your TV does not have a DD decoder so it cannot read the 5.1. I have the HDMI to the TV and a digital optical cable to my receiver for DD 5.1. I listen to every day TV (kids stuff and news) with just stereo through the HDMI and tv speakers. I switch the 10-250 to DD and use my receiver for movies, sports and HD programing. I use the HDMI cable that came with the unit and I am very pleased with it. Good luck!

marino
03-17-2006, 06:17 PM
Thanks, Makes Sense Ucla92.

DJDunn6
03-18-2006, 10:42 AM
Ironically I have been trying to fix this exact issue for the past 3 weeks myself. I am not sure I understand what the answer was though...

DJDunn6
03-18-2006, 11:28 AM
Actually now that I read it again I do understand what you are saying, thanks it helped me also...

marino
03-18-2006, 01:06 PM
My Question Is Why Does The Dolby Digital Setting Work On The Hr10-250, Component Cables & Red, White Setup Directly To Tv No Surround Sound In This Situation And Does Not Work On Just An Hdmi Setup.

ucla92
03-18-2006, 01:44 PM
My Question Is Why Does The Dolby Digital Setting Work On The Hr10-250, Component Cables & Red, White Setup Directly To Tv No Surround Sound In This Situation And Does Not Work On Just An Hdmi Setup.

The red and white set up is an analog stereo or mono feed, not a digital feed. So the TV can recognize the analog feed but when you do a digital feed you need a component that will recognize it, like a receiver via a digital optical feed. The HDMI people promote an all in one solution but if you run it to a TV you still need a optical feed to a receiver, it is only all in one if you feed it from the 10-250 via HDMI to a HDMI receiver then to the TV via HDMI. Good luck

DJDunn6
03-18-2006, 02:10 PM
Thanks for that I fully understand what you mean now, so we have to get the digital optical cable is all and switch it when we want 5.1 or get an A/V receiver with HDMI...

I WANT MORE
03-20-2006, 03:44 PM
I had the same issues. I also have digital cable so I switched the way that I had them hooked up. I now have my 10-250 hooked up via component and can leave it set to DD5.1 and get sound on all channels. I was unable to get sound through my tv if it was broadcast in DD 5.1 using the HDMI connection.

sl7vk
03-20-2006, 04:03 PM
You can still get your audio to work by using analog cables WITH your HDMI, and setting your tv to not use the HDMI as the audio conduit, and instead use the analog for the sound. That is what I did to solve my problem.