Wondering how I can configure my AVR 1612 to receive sound from from my HDTV. I have the TV connected via HDMI via the monitor out on the receiver. I have the optical audio in on the reciever occupied by an optical in from my Macbook. I thought the AVR1612 would take audio in via the HDMI between the TV and receiver but I can seem to find the setting to get the sound to work. Any insight is appreciated. Thanks!
What specific tv do you have? Is it ARC capable? Did you use the ARC port if so? Did you tell your tv and avr this is your desired setup? ARC(Audio Return Channel) feature via HDMI is a feature of your avr in any case, not sure about your tv. Does your tv offer any other sound output option if it doesn't have ARC and you only have one optical input on your avr?
That does not appear to be ARC capable so you would need to connect the optical audio out from the TV to an optical switch which in turn would be connected to the AVR. Why do you want to pass the TV audio back to the AVR? Do you not have a cable/sat box?