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Join Date: May 2002
Location: Collingswood, N.J.
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With no AVR... all devices with HDMI provide audio and video to the TV when using HDMI. Of course, it will be only "stereo".
If you want take advantage of the Hi-rez audio (DTS Master, Dolby-HD, etc, you have to connect HDMI from the Bluray to the AVR using HDMI (at a minimum).
If you want Dolby Digital and/or DTS from other externals, then you have to add an optical/coax connection each device in addition to the HDMI to the AVR.
If you want to use the AVR and have the best of options, connect as suggested previously.
If you don't care about audio, then as stated previously, the best you may get is PCM stereo from the optical output from the TV. That option will limit you to using Dolby Pro-Logic for surround sound.
If you want to pursue your existing connectivity option/course, you probably don't have the input assigned properly on the AVR.