When I arrived home from work today, I had a little treat in the mail: two cables from Monoprice.com. The first was a mini-dvi to hdmi and the second was a mini-toslink to toslink. The reason I bought these cables was to connect my Macbook to my Onkyo HT-R380 receiver (the one that comes with the S3300) and ultimately play movies on my television from my Macbook.
Well, the picture displayed fine, and even looked better than I had expected. However, after trying everything I could possibly think of, the audio simply will not work. I tried using the different digital-in ports, different HDMI ports, tweaking the receiver settings, etc. I highly doubt Monoprice sent me a faulty cable, yet it seems just as crazy that Onkyo would not make this receiver compatible with audio streaming from a laptop. Perhaps it's the Mac's end?
This situation is driving me insane. Please, if anyone has any ideas or experience with this issue, I'd really like to hear it.