I am interested in this tv, but need to know if I can bypass the internal speakers and connect to a AVS receiver. Currently both my Phillips and Sony allow direct connect via HDMI to the AVS receiver to decode DTS/Dolby Digital, etc and then patch the video/audio output to the television display. Both sets have a sound disable function.
However I read in one of the reviews that HDMI connection has to be made to the Toshiba display then the optical output to the AVS receiver. But it did not indicate if the tv audio could be disabled. Hate to have to audios at the same time, with the AVS dependent on the tv volume control.