I own the 52" model and need some help with the audio output settings.
Basically, I will like to connect my PS3 and HDTV sat box to the TV via the HDMI inputs and then send the audio of both devices through the TV optical audio out to my receiver.
After a quick search, I found some people in this forum claim that you cannot pass through an optical audio signal when using the HDMI ports, however, I have managed to pass a dolby 5.1 signal to my receiver using the TV in between the devices (source is a PS3).
The problem is that I can only hear sound when playing a BD or DVD. Once I use the PS3 for anything else I get no sound (not even the sound click when scrolling through the PS3 menu) .
PS3 audio settings: PCM 44.1, 48hz, Dolby Digital.
*Note: I can get sound when playing a movie in both HDMI 4 and 5 inputs- the audio is only output to my receiver and not the through the TV internal speakers (which is exactly what I want).
I do get a message: An incompatible audio signal has been received. Check the output device settings. In spite of the message, I can hear dolby 5.1 movies using my receiver (the AC3 5.1 lights up).
My experience with the Sat receiver is even worse. I can only manage to get sound on the TV internal speakers, but I need to find a way to send it directly to the receiver.
Does anybody have this HDMI--> TV optical--> Audio Receiver working correctly?
My only only assumption is that a firmware upgrade might enable this capability to work properly.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
PS. I'm out of optical toslink inputs in my receiver, I will like to get this working via the TV in order to avoid a switch. Thank you.