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My Pioneer Home Theater receiver model VSX-818V-K will does not produce sound out of the HDMI passthrough. I have tuend on DTS and 5.1 Dolby in my Playstation 3 settings too. Is there something I am missing?

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    Jim Williams Jun 12, 2008

    Yes I 've assigned that input. I read through the manual quite a bit. The HDMI1 is set to my BD of my PS3. The PS3 is sending the Dolby surround signal through the HDMI. The receiver passes the video through to my monitor just fine but the sound does not come out. As a matter of note I cannot see the OSD on the HDMI1 channel. I have to use the RCA connection in the back. Kind if inconvenient.

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    Jim Williams Jun 12, 2008

    Yes I 've assigned that input. I read through the manual quite a bit. The HDMI1 is set to my BD of my PS3. The PS3 is sending the Dolby surround signal through the HDMI. The receiver passes the video through to my monitor just fine but the sound does not come out. As a matter of note I cannot see the OSD on the HDMI1 channel. I have to use the RCA connection in the back. Kind if inconvenient.

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    Jim Williams Jun 13, 2008

    I look at the manual as well yesterday and exchanged the unit for the VSX-918V-K which utilizes the HDMI audio through the same connection. Silly to have to run sperate cables for sound when the encoding in already in the HDMI connection. I guess that was why it was $100 cheaper. Thanks for you comment. I consider the problem solved. I loved the movie I watched last night.

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You didn't say anything about assigning the HDMI to its input devices. here is al ink to the manual and you will find your answer on page 65. its easier that way then for me to type it all out. If you know how to assign inputs on your receiver already then should do it.
http://www.pioneerelectronics.ca/StaticFiles/PUSA/Files/VSX-818V%20Owners%20Manual.pdf
Enjoy HDMI is awesome,
Lee

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  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Jun 13, 2008

    Ok, I looked in the manual a little closer and actually with that model only it says you have to use a seperate connection to the corresponding inputs. So it looks like thats what you have to do. You can still get digital just use digital coaxial. I know that might not be the answer you want to hear but if you check p. 65 closely after just look for the part that says VSX-818V-K model only:, thats what it says.
    Enjoy the high quality video,
    Lee



  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Jun 13, 2008

    Awesome. Smart upgrade, that is a little silly but I guess if people wanted to pay a 100$ less and end up spending a 100$ on other audio cables.
    Glad I could help,
    Lee

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