I have one of these and i have my htpc hooked up via optical cable. My TV/STB is hooked up with a old pair of dvdplayer cables. My htpc outputs ss amazing and its so loud. But when im watching tv through my stb in 5.1 i find i have to put the reciever all the way up AND the stb all the way up just to have a nice sound. If i was to upgrade and get some better cables would this fix it? or is there some kind of setting i have to mess with through the receiver?
Now i just thought of something, would hooking up the receiver to the STB be better than hooking up the the receiver to the tv? I cant use optical cause thats already in use, i will check out all my connections tonight and try some more stuff, any recommendations would be great though
I have my stb connected to the receiver by rca cable and the volume is lower than with the htpc. However once the stb is at max volume I don't need to turn it up much higher than with the htpc. Probably try better cables and go straight from stb to receiver. BTW my stb is SA 3250HD.