I want to stream movies via my Samsung ES7100 and I have already determined (via Batpig's Denon guide) that my 2809 does not support ARC. To get the sound from the streaming movie from the TV to the 2809, I will have to use an optical jack from the TV to the receiver. I am unclear on how this will work. Once I hook up the optical jack, do I have to assign it?
In the ES7100 user manual there is a paragraph that has confused me. If it could be translated in to english, I would appreciate it. Here it is:
When the recover (or home theater) is set to on, you can hear sound output from the TV's optical jack. When the TV is receiving a DTV signal, the TV will send 5.1 CH sound to the home theater receiver.
Ok, that first part I got. Here's the rest:
When the source is a digital component such as a DVD player/Blu-ray player/cable box/STC (set-top-box) satellite receiver and you connected it to the TV via HDMI, you will only hear 2 CH audio from the home theater receiver. If you want to hear 5.1 CH audio, connect the digital audio out jack from your DVD player/Blu-ray player/cable box/STC (set-top-box) satellite receiver directly to an amplifier or home theater.
The TV is 3D and so is my blu-ray player and my DTV DVR (an HR34), so via HDMI cables I have connected them to both the AVR and the TV. I did that so I could display 3D but put the sound through my AVR. If I hook up an optical cable is that going to screw up this setup?