Originally Posted by chirpy36
If I connect a PC HDMI to on of the HDMI input on the soundbar, and connect the OPTICAL Audio output from the PC to one of the OPTICAL Audio inputs on the soundbar, I then connect the HDMI ARC output to my television. With this setup can I configure the soundbar to take the video from the HDMI input and the audio from the OPTICAL input and output both on the HDMI out?
I might be completely misunderstanding you and the problem and the solutions offered above but PCs DO offer sound through the HDMI otherwise I would not be able to listen to my PC as I speak.....
Sky boxes might be different however as I do not own one.
As for your problem, isn't the solution simply on the PC or again am I missing something. Just go to the sound devices- right click on volume- and select a different sound device- i.e. make optical out as the default device. On the YSP2200 you are correct in selecting Optical as the input. I have done this in the past but: 1) it will break the HDCP copyright issues when playing bluray etc 2) HDMI can output 7.1, DTS master etc, whereas you are losing that with Toslink optical- 5.1. Of course the YSP2200 is not really 7.1, as it is a sound bar, but the improvements made over previous Yamahas is that it can deal with full output of Dolby, DTS which you will lose with usung optical input instead of HDMI
But again I am probably wrong as I am not sure what you are trying to do- if you are wanting to listen to you PC, why are you concerned with the the HDMI out- wouldn't you want to listen to it on sound bar, not the TV? Anyway, sorry if I have misunderstood your problem.