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Old 02-18-2015, 01:19 PM
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The second problem you will run into is converting the HDMI to optical/coax. Very few devices will take HDMI and keep it as 5.1.

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The second problem you will run into is converting the HDMI to optical/coax. Very few devices will take HDMI and keep it as 5.1.
I got a device from monoprice that works similarly. But it has a switch on it to tell the source device to send more than just stereo.

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Interesting. I am also wondering whether it is the HDMI splitter that is the root cause or it is simply feeding back that I've got the projector connected and so there is no point sending more than two channels.

My original plan was to connect my laptop also to the projector via HDMi and send the digital out to the processor so I could playback streamed DVDs (I've got an HP EliteBook which only has a DisplayPort and no digital audio output). Here I could only get 2 channel digital audio which is when I tried connecting the BluRay since I assumed the 5.1 would work perfectly!!

Maybe I just need to try a different HDMI splitter.

Interesting the link above about being able to toggle the pass through mode.
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Splitters usually are the cause. I try to never have splitters.

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I am rapidly coming to the same conclusion - I guess at some point I'm going to have to get a processor that actually has HDMI inputs .... Or maybe change to a BluRay player that can actually play mkv's from my NAS via streaming. (If there is actually a solution to that problem for the BDT500 please let me know but I haven't found one yet).
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I am rapidly coming to the same conclusion - I guess at some point I'm going to have to get a processor that actually has HDMI inputs .... Or maybe change to a BluRay player that can actually play mkv's from my NAS via streaming. (If there is actually a solution to that problem for the BDT500 please let me know but I haven't found one yet).
My Panasonic TV can play MKV from my "NAS" so you might want to check that. The TV is newer than the BDT500.

I've never gotten the BDT500 to play anything other than FLAC over the network.
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Must admit I hadn't thought about that - the BDT500 is connected to my projector which is far too primitive; tried this on my second system but my Samsung 6 Series TV will play mkvs from USB only not over the network from the NAS. Was worth checking though ....
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