I think this was touched on in another thread I was reading, but it had more to do with the zone control on a AVR.
I have ordered my parts to build my HTPC and was wondering if this will work:
When watching movies or tv using the HTPC does it, or can it output in both HDMI to tv and optical out to receiver?
Most of the time we watch with sound from the tv, but once and a while, I like to switch on the old AVR (No HDMI support) to listen to music or movies.
I will have the HDMI from the HTPC hooked to the TV, but would run an optical audio cable from the HTPC to the AVR.
I currrenlty have my PS3 hooked up this way and have it set to "multi-audio output" so it works just fine. As I was reading some other posts, I started getting worried that this wont be possible. (a real bummer for me) as I dont have the money in the budget for an AVR upgrade.