Originally Posted by deano86
Why do you think your 3008 is at fault? Clearly when the call connects, audio is being cut off from the HDMI audio return by your TV... So if you turn up your TV speaker volume you still can not hear the caller?
I never said it was the Onkyo that was at fault, but I'm leaning in that direction because of the symptoms I've been experiencing. On top of what I described, I noticed that when the Onkyo's HDMI ARC control setting in the hardware setup is changed to "on," which is what it's apparently supposed to be set at, I lose all audio from one of my DirecTV receivers that is connected to the Onkyo. I have to change the Onkyo's HDMI ARC control from "auto" to "off" in order to regain the audio to my DirecTV receiver.
It seems to me that possibly the Skype app with your TV is designed to only produce sound out of the internal TV speakers... I am most inclined to think that it could be a design flaw of the app. It is making your TV shut off the Audio Return signal when a call is placed... no fault of your receiver.
Actually, from what I've read and what others have said and experienced, this isn't the case. The Skype camera is designed to pass the audio through one's A/V system.
I assume the app works fine if you just use it with your TV without any connections to your receiver?
No, it doesn't. Even if I change my TV's settings to have the sound come through it and not my A/V (which I temporarily disconnect), there is no sound. Here's the weird thing, though--there IS sound when the call is being placed. I can hear the phone ringing while the call is being placed, and I can even hear the customary Skype sound effects, but once a call is connected, everything goes silent. Only the video works.
BTW, running Skype through my TV only with no A/V is not practical. That would mean I'd have to disconnect a bunch of cables just to use Skype, then reconnect them when I'm done--an unnecessary pain in the ass. Doing this for troubleshooting is one thing, but not for normal use.