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Do the HDMI ports support audio or do I need to go buy optical cables to use them on my STR-DG510

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The STR-DG510 carries video only over the HDMI port. Technically, this is a "pass-thru" port. Most older receivers are engineered to operate this way. Why? I don't know. You MUST provide the audio connection using a separate TOSLINK or RCA cable from the program source to the receiver while your video is connected via the HDMI port.

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HDMI cables carry both audio and video.

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