Question about Onkyo TX-DS656 Receiver
I'm confused on how to use this. I don't understand the manual when it says that you have to connect the analog cables as well. I'm trying to hook up my G5 Mac/PC/PS3 with a digital audio switcher. So I hooked them all up and connected one end to the back of the Onkyo, but I don't know how to select that input on the Onkyo. Why would it have an digital optical input if you can't select it?
When I connect the pc I use the front inputs - then select the video 3 buttin as the spource. I use an s video and a mini rca (from the pc) to a full size 2 rca cable.
Posted on Jan 24, 2010
On many ht receivers you must enter setup mode and tell it which digital input you are using for each digital source. i.e. you can choose optical for the DVD input and coaxial for CD, and vice versa.
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The HDMI input on your TV receives digital audio
and uncompressed digital video and audio from an
HDMI device or uncompressed digital video from a
This input is designed to accept HDCP program
material in digital form from EIA/CEA-861/861B-
compliant consumer electronic devices (such as a settop
box or DVD player with HDMI or DVI output).
The HDMI input is designed for best performance
with 1080i high-definition video signals, but will also
accept and display 480i, 480p, and 720p signals.
To connect an HDMI device, you will need:
• one HDMI cable (type A connector)
For proper operation, it is recommended that you use
a short HDMI cable. You should not encounter
difficulty if you use an HDMI cable shorter than 16.4
HDMI cable transfers both video and audio.
Separate analog audio cables are not required (see
illustration below). Some CDVs (video CDs) may
not output digital audio signals. In that case, you
may hear sound by connecting analog audio cables.
However, if you connect analog audio cables with
this connection, the HDMI terminal on the TV will
not receive the HDMI digital audio signal and you
will hear analog audio only.
To ensure that the HDMI or DVI device is reset
properly, it is recommended that you follow
• When turning on your electronic components,
turn on the TV first, and then the HDMI or
• When turning off your electronic components,
turn off the HDMI or DVI device first, and
then the TV.
To connect a DVI device, you will need:
• one HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable
(HDMI type A connector)
For proper operation, the length of an HDMI-to-
DVI adapter cable should not exceed 9.8 ft (3m).
The recommended length is 6.6 ft (2m).
• one pair of standard analog audio cables
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