To enjoy multi channel surround sound from the dvd player be sure to connecto the coaxial digital cord.
To enjoy multi channel surround sound when connecting HDMI, be sure to connect the digital audio jack
I think you have to connect HDMI AND the digital audio out for sure
If you use the hdmi "DVD IN" then you have to use the coaxial digital in
If you use the hdmi "Video 2/BD IN" then you have to use the optical digital in
but the problem is he can only run a single optical cable, and we have 2 devices (cable, dvd) so how do we do that?
i thought ultimately this was the purpose of HDMI, single cord, etc.?
I see 3 digital audio inputs, two optical and one coax, you should not have a problem.
HDMI cable does have the audio, your Cable box and Bluray probably output the audio over the HDMI cable. Sony in designing your entry level receiver decided not to build in the circuitry that would handle it. Your beef is with the Sony design team.