Question about Onkyo HT-S5100 Theater System
I have a Onkyo HT-5100 HTIB. It has 3 hdmi inputs, 1 hdmi output(passthrough only). I have a Sony Blu-Ray DVD player connected using hdmi input 1, DishNetwork HD DVR Satellite receiver connected to hdmi input 2, and a Toshiba Satellite X205 notebook connected via hdmi input 3. I have the hdmi output to my TV, a Toshiba 57" DLP.
My question is what is the optimal way to configure the audio with this setup? Can I use an optical audio cable as an output from my TV back to my audio receiver? I've thought this would work but have had no success so far. I've had to use components cables to get audio. There has to be a better way to consolidate the audio back into the HTIB. Don't get me wrong, it sounds pretty good now but I'm sure there are some tweaks that could make it even better, and some better ways to get audio, especially from the Blu-Ray player.
You can't just plug in optical cables. Both the TV and amp have to be adjusted to allow the different type of signals to pass. I have an Onkyo receiver myself and you have to set the sound type up for each input. It's a bit tricky to do without a manual, but you can probably download one for free if you have lost yours.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
What I think I did and how I fixed it!
FACTORY RESET ON EVERYTHING!
All you have to do is to do a factory reset on everything, but I thing mostly on your 605, but I would do it on the TV as well. I think what had happened is after I set everything up for the first time, it worked great. As the days when on I started to play with all of the futures the 605 and the TV had to offer. I was turning them on and off to see what everything did. What I think I did was, I turned on something in the 605 that the TV did not know how to cope with. If I had to guess, I think it is the Lip-sink feature (Spelling?) in the 605.
Anyway disconnect everything, look in your manuals of the TV and the 605 to see how to do the factory reset on both. Then turn your TV on. After it does it’s start up for the first time (again), start connecting the 605.
It has been working great for me after I did this. Do not count on help from the people you bought it from or the people who made it. This stuff is so new they do not really know how to fix it.
Posted on Jan 27, 2008
SOURCE: Dvd connection
Yes! You can pass the video signal through the receiver. This is most useful when you have more than one video device (e.g. DVD, cable box, VCR,...), and you can use the receiver to switch to the audio and video for the selected source at the same time.
On the back of your Onkyo HT-SR800 there is a section labeled "Component Video." It has three inputs and one output. So, attach your DVD by component cables to the "DVD In" and then attach component cables from the "OUT" receiver connection to the TV.
If your TV doesn't have a component connection, then this addresses your other question. You can't gain anything with this, because your TV doesn't support it. Connect the DVD to the TV according to the highest quality connection that they both support, in this order: composite, S-Video, component.
If you are using composite, but they both handle composite, than yes, you will get a better picture by going to component (or even S-Video). If both devices support progressive scan, this could be a substantial difference.
Your receiver accepts component, s-video and component video, but keep in mind, it may not do "video switching." So if you connect the DVD in via component, but go out to the TV over composite, then you may not get any video at all (but feel free to try). Try to avoid this, but you may be forced to try depending on the limitations of the various devices that you are hooking up.
Posted on May 14, 2008
PRESS SETUP GO TO MISCELLANEOUS PRESS ENTER THEN DOWN TO OSD SETUP PRESS ENTER AGAIN AND DOWN TO MONITOR AND CHANGE TO 16.9.
HOPE THIS HELPS.
Posted on Jun 04, 2008
Hi, I have just completed this installation myself.
You are correct, HDMI to Amp Input from Bluray and then HDMI from Amp output to TV. Coloured cables are not required to operate the bluray now.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
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