Originally Posted by RaviSunPatel
Hi All - Good afternoon - JUST got my Receiver......its actually updating as we speak.
If someone would be so kind to help with these fairly simple questions - I'm an idiot. How do I setup the receiver to:
1. When I turn the tv off using the tv remote, my previous reciever, a Denon would automatically shutoff/go standby. How do I set that up?
2. Also, I was hoping when I turn my receiver off, that the sound would come through the regular tv speakers if the tv is on. At this time, neither the video or sound come through when tv is on and reciever is off.
3. Is there a way to play sound from 1 source and video from another? For example when my nephew, I help raise him, plays his video games, he sometimes wants to hear the audio from the cable tv (like if a game was going on). So like if I wanted to have the xbox video on and lets say some music from my phone (bluetooth).
Please help! Or if someone knows of a FAQ I can explore, I'll do that too! I have a semi old LG LED tv with something called Simplink.
Thank You in advance! If I can be of any help to anyone, please let me know!
1) Press the "Home" button on the remote to bring up the GUI. You should see the following options: "Watch", "Listen", "Sound Effects", "Settings". Scroll over to "Settings" and press the big round (+) button in the center of the remote to select it.
2) You should now see the following options listed on the screen: "Easy Setup", "Speaker Settings", "Audio Settings", "HDMI Settings", "Input Settings", "Network Settings", and "System Settings". Scroll down to "HDMI Settings" and press the (+) button to select it.
3) You should now see the following options listed on the screen: "4K Scaling", "Control for HDMI", "Passthru", "Audio Out", "Subwoofer Level", and "Fast View". Scroll down to "Control for HDMI" and press the (+) button to select it.
4) You should now see the following options listed on the screen: "On" and "Off". Selecting "On" will enable the CEC or Control for HDMI function (which Sony calls Bravia Sync). This is the setting that allows your receiver, TV, and source devices to talk to each other, enabling them to turn each other on and off or switch inputs automatically. Note that this setting must be enabled in the settings for each device. The above enables it from the receiver's end. You will also have to go thru the settings on your TV and source devices to turn their CEC or Control for HDMI settings on. I believe that Samsung calls their version Allshare, but am not 100% sure of that. Keep in mind that different manufacturers do things a little differently, so you might get slightly different results using different combinations of brand names. If it turns out to be more of a pain than it is worth then you can always turn this setting off.
5) Press the back button on the remote to go back to the HDMI Settings menu. (Note: if you accidentally exit the menu, just repeat steps 1 & 2 above then proceed to step 6.)
6) You should now see the following options listed on the screen: "4K Scaling", "Control for HDMI", "Passthru", "Audio Out", "Subwoofer Level", and "Fast View". Scroll down to "Passthru" and press the (+) button to select it.
7) You should now see the following options on the screen: "Auto", "On", and "Off". Selecting "On" will enable the Standby Passthru feature. This enables the receiver to pass the audio/video signal from the selected source device thru the receiver and to the display, using HDMI connections, when the receiver is in Standby mode. It will pass the signals from the last source device selected while the receiver was on. If you want a different source, you will have to turn the receiver on to select that source and then turn it back off.
This should answer question #'s 1 & 2.
With regards to question #3
, there are a number of ways to get audio from one source to the receiver while passing the video from another source to the display. The best way depends on how many different outputs your source devices have and how many different inputs your display has (HDMI/Component/Composite for video and HDMI/Optical/Coaxial/Analog for audio) and well as what those sources are and whether or not you prefer using a digital or analog connection for your particular use. In your particular case, you want video to go from the game console to the display while audio goes from (presumably) an HD cable set top box to your AVR. If this is correct then you have a few options...
) If you have multiple HDMI inputs on your display, run the video from the game console directly to the display using an HDMI cable, bypassing the AVR. Selecting that source on the display will enable you to get both video and audio to the display. Since you do not want to hear the game audio, mute the volume on the display. Run an HDMI cable from the cable/satellite/DVR set top box to your AVR. Select the cable box as the source for your AVR and you will get audio from it. Want to switch to music from your phone, using Bluetooth? No problem, just switch the AVR to Bluetooth audio and you can play music from a paired phone. Want to listen to audio from the video game through the receiver? If your TV supports the Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature then press select the TV as the source for your AVR and it will receive whatever audio is being put out by the TV at that time. If you enabled System Audio Control on your TV then it should automatically mute the speakers on the TV while passing audio to the AVR over the Audio Return Channel. If you did not then you can simply turn the TV's speakers down before adjusting the volume on the AVR. If your TV does not support ARC, but does have an Optical Digital Out then you can connect that to the "TV" input on your AVR and use that to pass the audio instead. Failing that, you should be able to run an optical cable directly from the Xbox to the "Game" input on the AVR to pass audio. You may have to adjust the audio setting on the Xbox to get it to output audio over optical while outputting video over HDMI.
) Don't have a spare HDMI input on the back of the TV? If you have a spare Component video input on the TV you could connect the Xbox to the TV using that, while running HDMI from the Xbox to the AVR for when you want both video on the TV and audio from the game coming from the AVR. Again, you would have to adjust the Xbox's settings to send video over component and audio over HDMI. Failing that, you could run an optical cable (instead of HDMI) from the Xbox to the AVR for audio. Just like Option #1
, you are running the audio and video completely separately in this case so you would adjust what you are watching and what you are listening by selecting input sources on both the TV and the AVR.
) The AVR has the ability to flexibly assign component and optical inputs to different sources. However, this approach is somewhat limited. The inputs can't be assigned to every possible source, particularly Bluetooth, Airplay, and other Network functions. So, while you could mix and match audio and video from different sources, feeding everything from the sources, thru the AVR, and to the display in this manner, it won't work in every scenario. It can work for listening to audio from the cable box while watching video from the Xbox. Simply run component video from the Xbox to the AVR and optical audio from the cable box to the AVR. Then, in the Input Settings menu on the AVR, you can assign that component video and optical audio input to the same function. Whenever you select that function (e.g. Game), you'll get video from that component input and audio from that optical input. As I said, there are limitations to this. First, in order to get both audio and video from the Xbox, you will have to go into the Input Settings and change which inputs are assigned to the "Game" function. It beats plugging and unplugging cables, but it is still somewhat tedious. There are only a couple component video inputs and optical/coaxial audio inputs so you can only connect a couple different devices this way. As I mentioned, you can't assign a component video input to the Bluetooth function, so you would not be able to play music from your paired phone while also passing video from the Xbox, thru the AVR, to the TV.
For more information, consult your Owner's Manual. If you lost it, it can be found here...
HDMI Settings start on page 99 and Input Settings start on page 100.