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No sound from Sony STR-DH500 when playing dvds with HDMI

No sound from Sony STR-DH500 when playing dvds in blu-ray player ... connected with HDMI cables, sound goes to tv but i want sound to come out AVR speakers??? need help

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No sound via hdmi cables, you must use optical or coaxial

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