My current setup has DirecTV HDMI out to HTIB, and then HDMI out from the HTIB to the TV. My TV only has 1 HDMI input so that's where most of my issues are coming in. I bought an optical cable before realizing that the optical on the tv is an out not an in, so no go there.
There's an internal setting on the HTIB to send audio to TV speakers, but once I select it and then go back to HDMI1 to watch tv, the sound comes from the HTIB speakers. I can go right back intot that same setting and it shows audio output to home theater speakers, so it's defaulting back for some reason.
I was hoping to figure out a way to do this without spending the extra money on an HDMI switch, but if not it looks like there's a decent one on Amazon for $11.
Thanks for the help.