Originally Posted by kwenk
Well, batpig you were right, I hooked up a tv with an hdmi connection, and the soud worked, it recognized the digital signal, and the problems stopped. It was the hdmi-DVI conversion to a 7 year old tv that was the problem.
I guess I could have fixed it using your suggestion of component hook ups, but I opted for a much more expensive solution, bought the 55" Sony I have had my eye on.
well, I'm happy that I was right! But I'm also annoyed that this stupid HDCP crap ends up inconveniencing the average consumer so often. Very frustrating that they end up putting people (who thought they were fairly "future proof" with a DVI capable display) in this position.
Anyway, I'm glad that it all worked out and I'm sure you will enjoy that sweet new TV!
Originally Posted by crabbz
Oh no! Anyone know if this is a limitation of the 3310 or is it some player devices that decide not to send the audio through hdmi?
neither, the fault is with HDMI and its constantly changing copyright (HDCP) standards. Older devices that claim HDCP compliance still might not work, especially so with DVI connections.
I'm eyeing the 3310, and even though my tv is a bit older and only has dvi I'm quite happy with it and don't want to replace it yet. I wonder if the 3310 would still get audio over hdmi from my ps3?
If you read my response to kwenk above, there are workarounds. As long as you remove AVR>TV connection from the HDCP chain (e.g. by using component for video), it will work just fine.
I would have thought there were two handshakes, one between the player and the receiver and one between the receiver and tv. Then the receiver can get the audio regardless of the tv. Is that not the case?
no, the whole chain has to "play nice" or things can get screwed up. This is why something like your cable box will work when connected straight to the TV, but when you insert a switch in the middle (like an AVR) it will start failing.