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Topic # 83650 19-May-2011 20:41
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have got a yamaha reciver whats best way to set it all up hdmi cable to reciever and reciever to tv or hdmi cable straight to tv and use optical for sound?




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  Reply # 471301 19-May-2011 20:58
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HDMI to AVR then HDMI to display, keep it simple

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  Reply # 471339 19-May-2011 21:58
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HDMI all the way through will give you the best sound, as long as your amp is an HDMI repeater (in other words, it can pass both picture and audio over an HDMI cable).
What version of amp do you have?
And what type of TV?

Often, you'll still need an optical cable for audio playback of Freeview UHF or a USB hard drive that's plugged in directly to the TV... unless your TV and amp has ARC.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 471340 19-May-2011 22:01
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samsung series 6 lcd 48inch yamha rxv467 amp




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  Reply # 471347 19-May-2011 22:10
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48"? That's an odd size, how old is it? What is the model number?
(Yes, these things may help)



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  Reply # 471351 19-May-2011 22:16
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series 6 lcd samsung la46b650 not 48 tis a 46




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  Reply # 471363 19-May-2011 22:48
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Cool, if you're plugging in a USB drive to your TV, or utilising the Freeview tuner at any point, you'll want to get an optical cable too.

Here's the setup...

BluRay -> HDMI -> Amp
MySky -> HDMI -> Amp


Amp -> HDMI -> TV

TV -> Optical -> Amp

If you never plan to use a USB drive or the TV's Freeview tuner, save some money on an optical cable.



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  Reply # 471664 20-May-2011 17:09
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thanks for ya help dunners one question whats the tv optical amp one for ? doesnt the sound travel via hdmi? do i only get sound if i hook it up that way if the amp is on? if so how do u get sound st from tv when amp not in use ie kids using it lol




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  Reply # 471686 20-May-2011 18:10
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can the amp with one hdmi output handle all the inputs i give it ie bluray mysky?




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  Reply # 471814 21-May-2011 03:53
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The optical, I presume, is to take the tv audio out back to the amp if you want to use your home theatre speakers rather than the tv ones for the tv's built in tuner or things that are on the USB stick etc. You may be able to use AR (audio return) on the hdmi cable instead if all your equipment is capable.
Yes you should only need one hdmi cable from the amp to the tv. Most good amps these days will pass the hdmi signal to the tv even when the amp is off (on standby) though I haven't looked at the specs of this one. Not sure how it will pick the input if you have both the sky and bluray on at the same time...never tried it!



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  Reply # 471924 21-May-2011 15:23
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what if i dont want the amp on and only sound from tv with mysky goin to amp will i still get any sound from tv? or would i need another plug to transmit sound from amp to tv? when amp is off




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  Reply # 471959 21-May-2011 17:45
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As I said

Mattv:  Most good amps these days will pass the hdmi signal to the tv even when the amp is off (on standby) though I haven't looked at the specs of this one. Not sure how it will pick the input if you have both the sky and bluray on at the same time...never tried it!


A little bit of googling shows that this amp does do hdmi pass through.  This of course includes both video and audio, so no you won't need another cable to listen to sky/bluray via the tv speakers with the amp in standby.  Yamaha calls it "Standby Through" and it does allow you to change inputs somehow - you'll have to look in your manual for how to.

Also during my googling I see that the amp allows for hdmi AR but it doesn't seem as if the TV does so you will need the optical cable, connected to the tv optical out, if you want to get audio produced by the TV output through the amp.

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  Reply # 471993 21-May-2011 19:53
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I didn't think the RXV467 did HDMI pass through?

If it does (and I'm happy to be wrong here)... then STOKED!



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  Reply # 471995 21-May-2011 20:04
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i think it does lol but what is that ?




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  Reply # 472011 21-May-2011 21:20
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An amp with HDMI passthrough would allow you to have your amp turned off... but you'd still be able to watch MySky. The picture will be on the TV, the sound will come out of the amplifier.

If you turn on your amplifier, the screen will go blank for 3-4 seconds, then the sound will also come out of the speakers.

I'm still pretty sure that the 467 doesn't offer this, but I know that the 667 does...

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  Reply # 472043 21-May-2011 23:39
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I was going from a review I read plus the "features" on the Yamaha website (Advanced features, 6th bullet point)

Just to clarify what Dunnersfella has written above.  When the amp is on the sound will be processed by the amp and come out through your home theatre speakers.  It may stop the audio being sent to the TV completely or it may still be sent so you may have to turn the TV volume down (check the manual/settings).

When the amp is off (in standby) the amp will simply let the signal "pass through" and the sound will come out via the TV speakers.  It effectively turns the 2 hdmi cables into one long one.  It seems the amp has the ability to let you select which source (sky or bluray) is sent to the TV even when it is in standby.

Looks like a nice little amp - heaps of features anyway.  I might have to look at replacing my ageing rx-v657Cool

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