Ok, I've got everything setup on my DCT6416 PVR for video output through HDMI. Currently I'm outputting audio through an optical digital audio cable, since I'd like full surround sound.Here's my setup :
TV = Viewsonic 37" with 3 x HDMI inputs and a SPDIF input, or output? I'm not sure, it doesn't say, but I'm assuming it's out.
Receiver = Sony, with 3 optical digital audio inputs, with automatic input detection.
Now... if I have the optical audio cable directly connected from the PVR to the receiver, i get full surround on supported channels. However, if I just use the HDMI output from the PVR to the TV for video AND audio, I only get standard analog on the same channels.
Through the TV, I have dolby digital selected for digital audio out... and the damn PVR has next to nothing for audio output settings.
Any suggestions? If you can decipher my crazy setup I applaud you