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Sony STR-DA5300ES Audio Problem

I hooked up my new Samsung BD-P1400 Blu-ray player via HDMI input from my new Sony receiver and I got no sound output from my surround sound speakers. I have an old Sony TV with DVI so I used a HDMI/DVI cable to output the video from the receiver to the TV, the video worked fine. The receiver unit that I bought had a serial number lower than 8805018 and a green dot next to the power receptacle but I still got no sound. I called Sony and they sent me another unit with a serial number higher than 8805018 which supposed to have the latest firmware update to work out the HDMI communication problems that they had with earlier serial numbers, but I still got no sound. I tried different HDMI cables with no luck. I also tried with my D-Link media streaming device with no sound. Is this receiver compatible with Samsung blu-ray player and D-Link media streaming device?

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I am posting this to try and get everyones audio problem for this receiver fixed. If you only connected the HDMI cable to the 510, you will not get sound. This receiver passes through HDMI only, no processing of audio. You must either connect a fiber optic or digital coax to the 510 for that respective HDMI input from the BD player, the DVD HDMI only accepts digital coax, and the Video2 HDMI only accepts fiber optic. If you BD player does not have digital coax out for audio, you must move the connection to Video2 HDMI and connect fiber optic to the Video2 fiber input. Sony butchered the whole purpose of HDMI with this receiver. Hope this heps you. By the way, it is hardware, no firmware update will correct this.

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You can't get audio through DVI ****.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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Your problem is actually none of the above!

Same issue on my end but using a PS3.

Turns out the HDMI cables allow devices to talk back and forth unlike the old days where a cable sent data from point A to point B. It has to do with anti-piracy I hear.

Anyway, if your TV is on an HDMI to DVI converter it doesn't send back the signal that a true HDMI TV would send.

This causes the receiver to eliminate all Audio.

Solution #1: Use the HDMI for audio only, and run separate video lines to your older TV.

Solution #2: Upgrade your TV

Solution #3: Find a cable that has some intelligent design that can send back those signals to the receiver to tell it you are true HDMI at your TV. (I'm looking for a cable like this myself!)

Posted on May 07, 2008

Re: Sony STR-DA5300ES Audio Problem

Thank you for this answer. It fixes the problem for me, but is my audio quality HDMI or Digital Coax?

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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