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post #31 of 35 Old 10-26-2012, 12:43 PM
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Ha, I've been looking for an answer to this question for a while too. Except, in my preference I'd like to play PS3 games and listen to audio from an AUX source. It's difficult in my situation because I don't want to lose the HD audio from my PS3, so hooking up the PS3 via analog/component is not an option for me. frown.gif
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I have found a decent solution, with my Denon AVR-4311CI. But this can be applied to to any modern HDMI AVR.

You'd have to use a STB or Blu-ray player with both HDMI and analog (S-video in my case) outputs. For my audio-only source (Squeezebox), I simply assign the Blu-ray's S-video output to it, so I can listen to music while playing video off the player. You could do the same thing with a STB if you just want to watch TV.

The downside is the video is going to be of lower quality than HDMI. So it's not a good solution for the PS3 fellow above. But decent enough if you just need casual viewing.
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I realize this is an old post, but I have struggled with this problem for over 2 years with my Denon AVR-2112.  I finally figured out how to do this today!  Thought I would share my options and results. 


There are actually 2 ways to get it done.  Both involve using the V-Aux inputs.

 

Option 1 - Shows Analog Video and Analog Audio on your screen/speakers

Plug the video out from your cable box to the v-aux video

On CD - Set Video Source to "V-Aux"

 

I believe this is a commonly known solution using the Video Source over the CD input... 

 

But this is a bummer because I wanted the HDMI signal from my DVR on the screen and listen to CD/Computer sound but Video Source didn't allow for digital video sources on my Denon.

 

Option 2 - Setup V-Aux as follows:

In source setup, Choose HDMI 3 (or whatever your Sat/Cbl DVR is plugged into on your receiver) 

Make sure to choose Analog / RCA audio as well

Plug the CD/Audio Source RCA cables into V-Aux audio plugs (Not a huge loss for me since CD seems pretty useless)

When on the V-AUX, go to Source Setup Audio Settings and tell the receiver it to play analog source and not digital sound

 

This worked!  It plays digital video from HDMI 3 while playing audio from the RCA plugs.  I can now play my DVR HD quality video on my screen while listening to music/computer/cd.  Something I have been trying to do for years. I have seen on many discussion threads on this but never a clear solution that I was able to follow.

 

This was NOT INTUITIVE for a novice like myself!  What should have happened was on the Source Setup for V-Aux, I should be able to choose HDMI for video and CD for sound, but they fail to provide audio as one of the options.  

 

Note: I believe it only works to play ANALOG audio with DIGITAL video (Option 2 above)

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Analog Video with your CD (Option 1 above) 

 

I haven't tried to play Digital audio over a different Digital Video but this might be possible too.  I don't have digital coming from my Computer at the moment so I can't test.

 

Enjoy!

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Sorry to bump an old thread but I've just been searching for a fix for this today too & was getting nowhere until an earlier poster said just plug your digibox straight into the TV via HDMI.

I remembered that I had an old HDMI splitter, so I pluggd that directly into my sky box. I then put one HDMI into my receiver where my sky box was plugged in previously & another HDMI into a source on my TV.

This lets me view my Sky through my receiver with the sound from the sky box, or I can hit HDMI 2 and get Sky with no sound.

This lets me select a different input on my receiver (my Apple TV) and I can play music from it whilst having Sky on via HDMI 2!

If I want to watch Sky with the sound from Sky, I just change my TV to the output my receiver is plugged into and then change the input on my receiver to Sky.

I'm going to get another splitter & HDMI cable & do the same with my PS4 & plug that into HDMI 3 on my TV
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Ha, I've been looking for an answer to this question for a while too. Except, in my preference I'd like to play PS3 games and listen to audio from an AUX source. It's difficult in my situation because I don't want to lose the HD audio from my PS3, so hooking up the PS3 via analog/component is not an option for me.
The fact that this is an old thread is irrelevant as this is a continuing problem for many. I hooked up $20 analog Danibos APT-X/NFC Bluetooth receivers (from Amazon) to my Denon 791 and Onkyo 608 and 505 to listen to Google play music from my phone. Amazing value and sound quality from these by the way! The Onkyos both let me play my Playstations over HDMI while listening to music while my Denon 791 doesn't. This is annoying as I also won't give up my Playstations HDMI connections for obvious reasons.

Sony KDL60EX645 LED 60" TV, Bell 9242 sat,Onkyo 608 rec, XBOX 360, PS3, PS4 Paradigm Mon7v.5,ADP-190,CC-290,PW-2200 sub.
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