Originally Posted by mrinferno
i have my ps3 connected to my 46" XBR6 via HDMI then passing through the audio to my receiver via toslink. it works fine for DD 5.1 and DTS 5.1.
although i do have the ps3 audio set to Bitstream instead of Linear PCM, which if i recall my research from last year is a requirement of having this setup work properly without data loss.
i did have my PC setup that way originally as well, but do with an ATI issue i had to switch to toslink only for the PC to receiver.
Last week I bought a Onkyo TX-NR808 HDMI 1.4 capable receiver and hooked it to my 46XBR6 and found the XBR6 is not ARC compliant. The specs advertised that it has HDMI-CEC compatibility, but unfortunately that's not true.
Audio Return Channel was not sending back audio through the HDMI connection to the receiver HDMI monitor out.
Had to resort to the HDMI cable for the video side and the optical cable for the audio and of course only up to DD audio source was available from all the HDMI devices hooked directly to the TV. By the way the receiver multiple DSP options gived life to the audio from the TV.
Because this receiver day to day use is too complicated to my household members
( But to listen Pandora is great and all them fight for the remote) I had to keep all my devices (PS3 Slim, BD player, HTPC, DirecTV, etc) hooked directly to the 46XBR6 HDMI inputs.
In the near future I plan to add either HDMI splitters or a 4X4 HDMI Matrix switch to provide at the same time all HDMI sources to both 46XBR6 and the Onkyo receiver and to 2 other HD TV sets. This setup would give me the option to play with the video enhancement this receiver is capable to do, but unfortunately the 46XBR6 is not up to date to match them so I guess there will be a better HD TV set in my future !!!!!