Question about Audio & Video Receivers
Just bought a panasonic 42 plasma and a pioneer 8.1 surround system. using optical cable and setting imput on amp to digital has no sound but if i use rca's and switch to anolog input on amp settings i have full sound. I'd prefer to use optical cable for sound quality. checked all settings and everything seem's correct. thanks
If you've done that already and still no response from your system, I would suggest to take back to the place where you bought it and ask them to check it for you. Tell them that you follow the user's manual to the "T" but still unable to make it work.
Posted on Jun 20, 2008
Solved problem with Yamaha HTR-6040 AV Receiver. My daughter had inadvertently changed the program to "Direct Stereo" mode which allows sources to bypass the decoders and DSP processors so you can listen to 2-Channel PCM and Analog sources. Nothing to decode digital audio in this setting!
Posted on Aug 10, 2008
HDMI cables contain both your audio & video in one cable. Remove your optical cable from the box and disable in in the cable box menu and that should fix your problem.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
Just got off the phone with Yamaha customer support, who were very helpful. The display on the amp, in the lower right hand corner, displays the source input, not the output. So, for example, you can be watching cable tv, and the cable tv is sending a 2-channel stereo signal to your receiver. Your amp shows only L and R. But since it has a processing system, depending on the processing program you have chosen it will probably distribute that sound to all five speakers. You will be confused, because you hear sound from all speakers but you only see L and R lit up. You will believe that you are not getting 5.1 sound. And you will be correct: you aren't, because the source is not sending you a five-channel signal. That's where I got panicked. So the Yamaha representative said, insert a DVD that you absolutely know contains a Dolby Digital audio. I inserted Shaolin Soccer DVD, went straight to a scene in the middle, and bingo! The center and surround right and left speaker lights lit up! So there is the 5.1 surround sound. It will light up when it detects that kind of sound from the source. Otherwise it will probably give you a sort of "fake" 5-channel sound that it creates from a 2-channel source.
Now the question becomes, are your connections getting the 5-channel sound to the amp correctly? I just confirmed that my DVD, connected with a Coaxial cable to the Yamaha, does get 5.1 surround sound, if the sound is encoded in the DVD. I have not tested this yet with video games or Blu-Rays; I will post again if and when I confirm that this works on a PS3.
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
I went to the HDTV plasma manual. It stated the only way the digital optical audio output would work (from this TV) was to go to the menu, select audio and turn off the TV speakers. Basically, it had nothing to do with the technics receiver.
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
Testimonial: "worked like a champ!"
Be sure youve selected the optical output option on your ps3 (in sound options on your XMB) ... now on the back on the amp under the optical input it says CD. Select CD input using the toggle know or your remote and then on the front of the amp press the button labeled"signal select"(in between DSP select
Posted on Sep 26, 2010
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