I recently purchased a Yamaha RX V871 to be the main hub of my HT. Prior to this I connected my HP dv7-1245dx laptop to my HDTV using HDMI. From laptop pc to HDTV I was getting both audio and video signals and was able to watch and listen to anything from my laptop pc on my HDTV.
Once I purchased the Yamaha, I connected the same laptop pc to the Yamaha with HDMI and then the Yamaha to the HDTV using HDMI. With this setup the receiver does not seem to be getting any audio signal. Can anyone offer a suggestion as to how to troubleshoot this? I called Yamaha and they said they can't help me. I would rather not use the headphone jack to get sound as this defeats the purpose of 5.1.