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Does this send out on HDMI just 2 channels sound or 5.1 dolby sound?
When connected by HDMI to the HDTV, and then hook receiver to digital sound out, all I get is the front channels.
If I connect receiver directly to the Phillips DVD player, I get true surround sound.
(Connected from the phillips digital output bitstream round port, receiver does not do HDMI in)

Does the HDTV not pass though the 5.1 sound from HDMI in to digital sound out?
In the HDTV sound settings, I can select RAW or PCM.
Select RAW or PCM and it does not output 5.1 to receiver.

from the Phillips manual, I am showing some relevant pages
I have it set to stream Dolby digital sound through HDMI


highlighted HDMI audio at bottom
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I found the HDTV digital coaxial output DOES send out the 5.1 sound when watching the OTA signal if sound output is set to RAW.

If I select the HDMI from the Phillips, the HDTV drops back to PCM. Then I have to enter setup and put it back to RAW or the OTA signal is stereo and when viewing OTA stays at PCM setting. It seems like if it fails to be able to use RAW, it sets it to PCM for everything. And you have to enter setup to force it back to RAW.
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Most TVs only output stereo from external devices. They will only feed encoded multichannel audio from sources they acquire themselves, such as OTA signals and Smart TV apps.
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Thanks, that is odd, why do they do that?
Wont pass through bitstream 5.1 audio.

My receiver has only one digital coax sound input, and I can have more than one digital coax sound outputs, such as the TV, the computer, an external disc player.
I have an old 3 input switch box that can take svideo, yPbPr component, and composite. That would work to switch digital coax sources manually?

Is there a better idea besides buying new hardware?
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Ok I am using the switch box and it works.

The HDTV always switches off to PCM from RAW if I select HDMI 1 on the TV remote which is the Phillips DVD player and that is annoying. Because you dont get the best sound then on OTA from the HDTV unless you go back to sound setup and put it on RAW.

I will get another HDMI device to see if it is that player.
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Thanks, that is odd, why do they do that?
TVs are not supposed to be audio receivers. The digital output is the only way to feed surround sound from sources the TV acquires itself. That's why the output exists.
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