Originally Posted by insitedata
I had the same situation. The 2808 definitely does not send an audio signal over HDMI when using an RCA input signal. The manual confirms this somewhere. Maybe it will send audio over HDMI if scaling is disabled and the input is also HDMI. However, I'm not setup like that so I haven't tried it.
I had the same situation before my speakers arrived. I ran analog stereo cables to the TV using my second room pre-out. It wasn't seamless when switching between components (since you had to change it for two rooms), but it works when needed. Just remember that, initially, the volume on the second room is turned completely down. As a newbie, I initially thought I had a problem since I didn't hear anything through the pre-out. However, I only needed to turn up the volume on the second room!
Another option, if you have enough HDMI inputs on your TV, is to run HDMI directly to the TV (both audio and video would come through) and also run your RCA from the box through the receiver to a second HDMI TV input. Then you would have a clean way to watch TV without the receiver and one path through the receiver.
Originally Posted by wabkab
Okay, since my 2808 is displaying menu over video when outputing HDMI and the AVR's input is via HDMI, I don't know what to say. I did also run an Svideo out of my Directv HD DVR to alleviate possible downconversion issues for my analog zone 2. I still can't figure out why that would be a player here, since I know that can't be passing the HD that I can have the menu overlay. If that is why it works, then it is doing this automatically since I haven't done anything specific in the setup(that I know of). Again, although I have a component set out to the TV, it is not set on that input.
Please excuse me if I've missed something along the way and seem to be missing the mark with my remarks.
My cabling method ensures audio and video, (as applicable) is available from Directv HD/SD, Toshiba HD-DVD and Denon CD/SACD to my Denon AVR 987, Infinity Systems Speakers, Velodyne Sub and just as importantly, our Sony KDF46E2000 HDTV.
I run HDMI from the Directv HR20-700 HD-DVR and Toshiba HD-DVD to the Denon AVR 987. Multi-Channel analog audio cables connect the Denon 2200 SACD to the Denon AVR 987.
A third HDMI connects my Denon AVR 987 to the Sony KDF46E2000. This configuration ensures audio and video is available to all components.
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