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Sony STR-DG520 How do I Edit the input settings on this receiver. I need to link the Sat HDMI link with the DVD input.

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  • kozwon Dec 26, 2008

    str-dg520 hooked up with dvd blue ray model bdp-s350 and sony 40" s4100 lcd tv. also new sat receiver. can get sat in hi def with surrond sound. cannot get blue ray to work with surrond sound can get b.r. to play to t.v. with tv speakers but cannot get reciver to give any sound no matter where inputs are connected. bought all sony to eliminate problems. ha ha ha

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STRDG520 requires that the audio is from the digital optical or the digital coaxial to have sound. Just add digital audio from blue ray player to the amp and your good to go.

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Im having a hard time getting audio useing the hdmi ports on my sony str-dg520


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On bd setting. keeps saying unlock even though my ps3 is connected by optical input. do i need a new cable or is my reciever buggered. warranty just ran out and im not happy. please help


Enter the setup menu for input modes on the receiver and confirm that you have selected "optical fixed" for the input mode for your DVD connection.
Then as an added simplification to your surround sound setup, go to your customize menu by pressing the menu button repeatedly on the remote. Toggle through the selections until you see the selection for "s. field link". Select this to ON. That will solve your problem.

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Video but no audio


This receiver does not support audio via HDMI. You need to connect BD player via spdif cable. Use optical or coax depending on what does the BD player support - receiver supports both.

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No play back from HDTV to threater system


Do you have set-top-box or antenna-cable directly to TV?
You have connected TV with received via HDMI, but that won't work in this direction - TV has HDMI INput only, not output.
You can use HDMI to connect HDMI-out on DVD player for example to HDMI-in on receiver and HDMI-out of receiver to HDMI-in on TV.
But to get sound from TV to the receiver, use spdif optical or coax cable if TV supports that - this way you will get surround sound.
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Need unlock code for sony str-dg520 5.1


The HDMI inputs are pass through inputs only. The reciever cannot recieve any sound signals through the HDMI's. The reciever acts as a selector switch for the HDMI inputs only. Whatever input you have selected on the reciever is the one that is being sent through the output to your TV. The "unlock" display shows when there is no sound signal sent to the reciever. There is no code to unlock. This is the reciever's way of telling you that there is no sound being sent to it from that input. Since there is no sound being processed from the HDMI's, you need to hook up an additional audio cable from the device to the reciever (preferrably an optical cable). When the reciever recieves an audio signal, it will then "unlock". I know it is confusing. I had to look into this problem myself, so I'm happy to help. Higher end recievers will actually recieve and process sound signals from the HDMI's. When I bought this one I thought it was going to do the same. That's what I got for trying to save a couple bucks on the cheeper model! Although it is still a good reciever.

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Optical inputs


In short yes!

If you have two optical inputs and two equipment (PS3 and HDVD) then you shouldnt have a problem at all. Just make sure you change the mode of the receiver to TV/SAT when you want to use the HDDVD. Your problem may be the video out put.

If i was you i would do the following:

1. Get rid of all your optical cables as you won't need it.
2. If your receiver support HDMI then by default HDMI will send both video and digital sound.
3. Plug the HDMI of the PS3 to the HDMI input of the receiver, plug the HDMI of the HDDVD player into the HDMI 2 of the receiver and plug 1 HDMI cable from the receiver to the tv/monitor you have.

That is the best set up so when you play PS3 you select dvd/ld and when you watch hddvd you select tv/sat.

However having said all that the fact that you have dvd/ld suggests you actually don't have HDMI at all on the receiver(...i just checked the specs of the receiver). Which means you will need to have 2 hdmi inputs for your tv and you will need to have the 2 optical connections.

But in short yes to your question.

hope this is not too confusing.

good luck

smeags.

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