Samsung DVD SPDIF connected to YAMAHA 5.1 receiver.
Samsung DVS HDMI connected to VIZIO HDTV.
Works fine. 5.1 sound from receiver no sound from TV.
For my mom!
Hate to use receiver and want to use just TV & DVD.
Yamaha receiver OFF.
No sound from TV (TV does not decode 5.1 nor it passes through)
Set DVD digital sound to PCM TV sound works fine but same PCM through SPDIF
It involve setup menu to change PCM to Bitstream and I forget to switch back and mom get mad
I'm not sure I understand your problem. The DVD player settings and connections should have nothing to do with watching TV through the TV speakers. Regardless of how things are hooked up, TV sound should always come from the TV speakers. The way you have your DVD player hooked up, you should only get DVD sound from the receiver speakers. You shouldn't have to change any settings anywhere, just use the TV speakers for TV and the 5.1 speakers for DVD's.
If you are using HDMI through the AV for video you will still have to turn the AV on. If you are getting the video from component or composite, just hook up the red and white RCA plugs. All outputs work all of the time.
Yeah what joed32 said, just hook up the red/white RCA plugs from the DVD player to the TV. You have to make sure that the HDMI input port on the TV has an analog audio input to go with it, or can be configured that way somewhere in the menu.