Simple question about HDMI
I have a 2007 Sony receiver with a small number of HDMI inputs/outputs (2/1). On this receiver, if you put HDMI into the receiver and out to the TV, the sound only goes to the TV. I have a component system and like to listen to the TV shows on my 5.1 surround setup. Sometimes on the TV speakers, at night when I don't want to keep my family awake. Anyway, with the old receiver I connected digital coax and optical from my cable box and blue-ray player so I could get the sound over my amp.
Having blue-ray player troubles, and got a new one. It doesn't have any audio output
except thru the HDMI. So, I can't do that bypass now. Here's the basic question: is this behavior of my 2007 receiver normal? If I buy a new receiver, can I put an HDMI into it from my other components, and get sound out of both the tv speakers and the system speakers? Or do I have to go find a new Blue-ray player with more outputs?