I have a bit of a quirky setup issue with my SC-27 that I'm wondering if there's a solution to. At the risk of oversharing, I'm going to try and include a lot of details so that there hopefully won't be a million Q&A posts to follow.
I have a DirecTV HR-54 Genie connected to HDMI 1 input. The HDMI output goes to my XBR75X940D TV and connects on HDMI Input 1. Since the "best" that this connection will carry, the HDMI Input on the TV is set to Standard Mode.
I have the new Sony UBD-X800 4K DVD player. I've connected HDMI Output 1 to HDMI Input 3 on the TV and the input is set to Enhanced Mode. I've configured the X800 to output audio on HDMI Output 2 and have this connected to HDMI Input 2 on the AVR.
I have an Xbox One S connected to HDMI Input 4 on the TV and the input is set to Enhanced Mode.
I have a TOSLINK cable connected from the Optical Audio Out of the TV back to the AVR since A) the TV has built-in apps that need audio output and B) the Xbox One S has only one HDMI out and audio has to go through the TV.
According to the manual for the SC-27, the AVR is supposed to auto-detect audio input starting with HDMI and "progressing" toward optical, then on to analog, stopping at the first one it finds.
I'm finding that, when I attempt to watch something from the X800, it picks up the audio input of the TOSLINK and almost never seems to select the HDMI input from the X800 directly.
Given the Surround Decoding Capabilities of this receiver, am I losing anything by inserting the audio via TOSLINK and not via HDMI? Should I be working to get this squared away? -IS- there a fix? The HDMI 1 input handles audio AND video from the DTV box. The HDMI 2 input handles audio only. And the AVR doesn't seem to recognize this when switching devices.