Originally Posted by JChin
Hi efotonik, optical out will not work with HDMI in. Only works with optical in or coaxial in.
Thanks for the verification, was doing a bit of brainstorming with a few other AVS'ers and the thought was to have the PS3 do video over HDMI and force audio over Optical. I would drop out the HD audio formats from Blu-ray media but I don't have a ton of that so it seems like an acceptable compromise.
Optical in(to) the receiver should let me run Optical out into another device (Mixamp or otherwise) to gain Dolby Headphone or whatever else.
Originally Posted by lvtdude
The receiver only outputs stereo signals through the headphone jack. If you are listening to any other setting it automatically switches to stereo when you plug in the phones. Also, the headphone output is very good. It drives my Sennheiser HD-540's very well, and I saw another person had very good results with his Beyerdynamic phones. My cousin tried out his Grado Signatures on my receiver, and they did quite well, too. Unless you get some ridiculous phones, I don't think you'll have any problems.
The specs on the headphone jack should be in the manual. I'd look, but I'm at work right now.
Thanks for the feedback on the phones output, very useful! (and confidence inspiring
It has been driving my dad's HD595's very well (to my ears) so it's cool to know that it has to gusto to push a few others too
I paged through the manual but couldn't find an actual specification output for that port, I may have missed it.