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Old 05-08-2008, 02:54 PM   #1  
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Hi, thanks for taking the time to read and reply. I currently have a Vizio 47" tv with cable connected directly to it, and a Sony PS3 connected to it via HDMI, I also have 2 of the 3 rca cables running into an old RCA surround sound receiver from the ps3, so that I can get surround out of my PS3 for gaming/blu ray movies. But what I'd like to do is get the STR-DG510 so I can also get surround sound out of the tv as well but when researching the Sony receiver the following passage confused me.
Note: The HDMI connections on this receiver are pass-through only. When connecting a DVD, Blu-Ray disc player, or set-top box via HDMI to the receiver, you must also connect a coaxial or optical digital cable in order to hear multi-channel surround audio from the speakers. Both video and audio signals are passed through to the TV, so only the HDMI cable is needed if you want to listen to the audio signal on the TV, got this off the crutchfield website.

So what I ultimately want to know is if I connect the ps3 and the tv to this receiver will it give me true HD surround sound and video, from both my HD channels coming in via cable and as well as PS3. BTW the tv has 2 hdmi inputs I'm at work so I don't have the model # for it right now.
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Hi, thanks for taking the time to read and reply. I currently have a Vizio 47" tv with cable connected directly to it, and a Sony PS3 connected to it via HDMI, I also have 2 of the 3 rca cables running into an old RCA surround sound receiver from the ps3, so that I can get surround out of my PS3 for gaming/blu ray movies. But what I'd like to do is get the STR-DG510 so I can also get surround sound out of the tv as well but when researching the Sony receiver the following passage confused me.
Note: The HDMI connections on this receiver are pass-through only. When connecting a DVD, Blu-Ray disc player, or set-top box via HDMI to the receiver, you must also connect a coaxial or optical digital cable in order to hear multi-channel surround audio from the speakers. Both video and audio signals are passed through to the TV, so only the HDMI cable is needed if you want to listen to the audio signal on the TV, got this off the crutchfield website.

So what I ultimately want to know is if I connect the ps3 and the tv to this receiver will it give me true HD surround sound and video, from both my HD channels coming in via cable and as well as PS3. BTW the tv has 2 hdmi inputs I'm at work so I don't have the model # for it right now.
If you want to take advantage of the lossless TrueHD audio that your PS3 can put out, you will need to get a different receiver. The TrueHD audio cannot be sent via toslink or coax audio cable. Like you stated, the 510 only passes the audio and video to the TV. It does not use the audio from the HDMI to send to the surround speakers. With the 510 you would need to connect a toslink or coaxial digital audio cable from the PS3 and your TV to the receiver. For TV watching this wouldn't matter much because these can handle all of the possible audio formats for TV.

I have the Sony STR-DG810 which is not HDMI passthrough. It does use the audio from the HDMI to send to the surround speakers. So you may want to look at that.

From rereading your post, I think you might be confused about something. The HDMI ports on your TV are both INPUT only. You would not be able to output audio via the HDMI to a receiver. You have to use the toslink or coaxial OUTPUT from the TV to the receiver.

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thanks for the help deadhead. Any one know of a cheap receiver that will do what I want then. I'd like to keep the cost down as much as possible.
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thanks for the help deadhead. Any one know of a cheap receiver that will do what I want then. I'd like to keep the cost down as much as possible.
Describe what you mean by cheap? I got my 810 for $245. I love it.

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cheap would be under $200 for me.
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didn't see the cost first time I looked thats a great price where did u get it? I saw the 810 for 299 + shipping.
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cheap would be under $200 for me.
I don't think you'll find an HDMI receiver that's not "pass-through" for under $200. You may be able to, but I don't know. What kind of speakers do you have?

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didn't see the cost first time I looked thats a great price where did u get it? I saw the 810 for 299 + shipping.
I got mine a couple months ago from Amazon. I just checked Amazon and it's $266 now.

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thanks for all the help was doing a google on the receiver now.
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