Three, actually.-Toslink-SPDIF dual optical-fibre link-coaxial cable (electrical RF signal)(see Wikipedia "SPDIF")In any case, SPDIF does not have the bandwidth of HDMI and does not support as many surround-sound formats.
As long as there is an HDMI connection to the TV, and it is on, and the audio is going to the AVR VIA the HDMI cable, you will get the noise over the HDMI from the TV.
Use the analog audio output jacks of the OPPO to send the sound to the receiver, and that should eliminate the noise.
But since turning off the TV is easy, why not just turn it off?
1) Get the Sony STR-DH130 receiver for $118 from Amazon. It has 130 watts per channel which will do the job. Great price.2) Get two of the JBL JRX115 portable speaker systems. They have bass you can't believe, can handle 250 watts, and are rugged portable systems like pro musicians use. They are about $200 each, but that is cheap for what they will do (and they can easily be used outdoors as long as they don't get rained on).
Very poor sound quality.That also goes for almost anything made by Onkyo, Pioneer, Yamaha, Denon, Sony, etc.The only ones I will recommend are NAD and Cambridge Audio.Arcam also makes some great receivers, but the prices are really high.
IMO Anthem makes some of the most overpriced mediocre crap available.
They will sell you a 2nd-rate $600 receiver for $2000; the biggest ripoff in the business IMO.
There is no question in my mind about the best receiver you can get for under $2000; the Cambridge Audio 651R.
It has amplifiers that SOUND GOOD when driving real speakers, because they are DESIGNED to drive real speakers; not just a resistor load, to generate a meaningless power spec with no consideration...
My new Sony 60" TV has a great Netflix app built in to the TV, and even has a NETFLIX button on the remote.
It really works great on wi-fi, but most 3D content won't play. I think the speed required is just too much.
I show a 15MEG test result (Roadrunner cable) using my laptop via wi-fi, but only a few 3D things will play.
Netflix says the network is too slow.
I am going to try hard-wiring the TV to the router for a test, but it will take a 30-foot CAT5 cable and I...
I just got a new 60" Sony WI-FI TV that has 3D and has a Netflix app built-in; it even has a remote control button to go direct to Netflix.
I tried to see the Grand Canyon Adventure, and it said the network was too slow for 3D.
I had the same problem with most of the other 3D titles on there, but was able to watch one; an african elephant documentary.
It played through with almost no rebuffering.
I have Time Warner cable, and a speed test of the wi-fi connection using...
IMO the only receivers on the market that are engineered for low distortion and good sound quality when driving REAL SPEAKERS are from NAD, Cambridge Audio,and ARCAM.
The ARCAM receivers are arguably the best; they should be for $4000 each. The NAD and Cambridge receivers are not nearly as expensive, and sound very good.
ALL amplifiers have specs that say they deliver much less than 1% distortion when connected to an 8 ohm resistor. Unfortunately, this tells you NOTHING...
If you are serious about sound quality, I would recommend either a Cambridge Audio or a NAD receiver.
IMO they are the only ones that will give consistently low distortion when driving REAL SPEAKERS (and sound much better as a result).
The specs that most companies quote show extremely low distortion when connected to an 8 ohm resistor. These specs are essentially worthless. ANY amplifier will do that.
You have to be pretty uninformed to think that these low distortion...