We've tried several connection methods including the method u stated above. The problem is the htib auto shuts off and so the cable channels stop working too until the htib is powered again. We have hdmi going from cable box to tv until we have this htib diag. Sony tvs are one of a kind as they allow 5.1 channel sound to be output via digital optical from say an hdmi in source. I can testify as i have it working this way on my setup. In my brothera case, it may be the htib's issue decoding it or something.
Last edited by dz2k; 08-28-2014 at 06:23 AM.