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Topic # 34856 30-May-2009 17:11
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Hi Im having major headaches with getting 5.1 sound at the mo.

Previously we had a setup with an xbox 360, myskyhd, sony home theatre and panasonic tv.

These were connected with the 360 and the mysky by hdmi to the sony amp and the amp to the tv. Unfortunately the sony amp that we have just does pass through HDMI so we were outputting the sound through the tv and using the amp as a glorified HDMI switcher!

We have recently bought some optical cables so that we can actually use the amp. We now have the same setup but with both the 360 and the mysky box also having optical cables going to the amp.

The problem is that the sound and the HDMI inputs do not match up! So we dont get sound through the hdmi inputs, if we change the input on the amp to where we can hear the sound then we get no picture :(

Anyone have any exp setting up this kind of situation? The amp is a STR-K1500 which unfortunately seems to be in some kind of sony black hole in regards to manual or help from their site.

Cheers, sorry for the long read!

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  Reply # 220711 2-Jun-2009 09:16
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Sorry can't specifically help with that amp, but just in general the early hdmi amps expected picture and sound to both go through that connection.  They weren't that flexible with just using hdmi for video and sound through some other connection.

Others may be able to help more specifically, but essentially you need to find a setting where you allocate video and audio connections for one particular device.  If you can't find this you might have to adjust how you connect your devices, specifically video via another medium like component output cable and audio via optical.  This should sit much more nicely with your amp.

Good luck!

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  Reply # 220889 2-Jun-2009 14:25
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Every amp I have used has had a menu to assign the HDMI and the optical/coaxials to various inputs - setting them to the same one achieved what you were wanting.


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