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3/9/11 at 9:08pm
I can't get the VSX-1021 to use an optical audio input with an HDMI video input. My HTPC doesn't support audio out over HDMI so that's why I'm trying to use optical. I've tried each of the receiver's HDMI inputs and both optical inputs now and they all behave the same. With the HDMI input connected I get video output with no audio output. If I disconnect the HDMI cable then the audio is output but of course now there's no video. Reconnect the HDMI and the video returns but the audio cuts out.
As an experiment I configured my PS3 to output video over HDMI and audio over optical. The receiver behaves the same way with the separate PS3 inputs (video or audio but not both). When the PS3 is configured to output audio over HDMI then the receiver outputs both video and audio correctly.
I had the same problem. I had to look up how to use airplay online. The user manual is HORRIBLE. It doesn't really explain much. I hooked up my receiver to my router with a cable. Once you have powered the receiver on you have to take it out of demo mode which is about the only thing explained in the manual. You then must put it on HMG mode. Once youve done that open up itunes and open up preferences. click on the sharing tab and check the box for share my library on my local network. Once youve done that you should see a little box with a triangle at the bottom of it in the bottom right border of your itunes. Click on it and you should be able to select your receiver. I hope this helps.